Make

Get your hands dirty. Time to start making. Free, remixable apps by Field Day.

Aris

Researchers, teachers and students use ARIS to make mobile games, tours and interactive stories.

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Siftr

Use Siftr to make fieldwork easy. Got five minutes? Anybody can make a Siftr.

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Nomen

Create your own digital field guide, no coding required.

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Play

Field Day makes apps that change the way people see the world. play around, or remix them.

Welcome to Lakeland

Build a farm community without destroying your lakes.

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Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case

Unravel the stories behind mysterious artifacts at the museum.

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Lost at the Forever Mine

Use math and scientific modeling to escape an abandoned planet.

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The Yard Games

Teach Science with free, beautiful games on the web.

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Discover IceCube VR

Journey deep into space to track down the source of a neutrino

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Atom Touch

Explore how atoms work with this tactile simulation. 8+

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Alien Gardener

Save a martian colony through research.

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The N Game

Explore the complicated Nitrogen Cycle with this board game, 16+

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Dominique Lark Teaches like a gamer.

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Learn

Learn how to use all the things Field Day makes.

Field Day Courses

Online courses to teach you make stuff with Field Day tools like Siftr and ARIS

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Forums

Learn more about Field Day apps, get answers to your questions

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Teacher Fellowships

You’ve got superheros in your school but even superheros need support. Join project based PD with Field Day.

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Teacher
Fellowships

We want our games to reach classrooms, so we’re partnering up with the classroom experts: teachers like you. Join us at a Teacher Fellowship and design a game with us.

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What Can I Expect?

Design a game with us

Located at our studio in the heart of Madison, WI, each game design fellowship is a pop-up community that makes space for creating something totally new. You’ll come out for an overnight or two and join our design team.

Each event brings together an uncommon collection of artists, educators, subject experts, and designers. As an expert educator, you’ll do game design side-by-side with other experts, like underwater archaeologists, biologists, or archivists.

A new kind of Workshop

Our teacher fellowships are boutique events—not normal PD workshops—that are carefully crafted to inspire you. Each event mixes the best of talks, design, tours, and inspiration like art, music and game playing. .

We’ll start with a cozy get-together, where we’ll sip drinks and chat. Then we’ll transition into two days of learning, inspiration, and design. After the event, stay connected with online meet-ups, plus a few ways to get kids involved in design work. We’ll end up with a brand new game that will reach kids across the world.

We offer four fellowships each year. Join us!

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Current Fellowships

Game Dashboard Fellowship

Deadline: February 10, 2020 Stipend: $200 / teacher More Info

When Jenn was a teacher, she wanted a way to track students’ progress while they were playing learning games. In this fellowship, you will join Jenn and our other designers to create a dashboard to monitor the progress of all your students. Blending the newest machine learning and assessment research with your teaching expertise, we will create a tool that supports teaching. This dashboard will be designed for use with Field Day's newest game, Lakeland, but it will serve as a model to be used across all our games.

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Shipwrecks Game Design Fellowship

Deadline has passed

Teacher Fellows:

Joy Aragones
Angela Bies
Michelle Carlile
Larry Gundlach
VaLisa Harmon
Jodi Kardin
Juliana Kelly
Kelly Koller
Elizabeth Rivera
Daniel Scherbert
Mike Scoville
Katherine Seibel
Perry Smith
Wanda Welch

About the Fellowship

14 teacher fellows came out for a unique 2-day event at the Manitowoc Maritime Museum. The teachers met marine archaeologists, game designers, and content producers. First they learned about game design and shipwrecks in the Great Lakes and got inspired by our surroundings. Then they worked to come up with design ideas for a free online game about Great Lakes shipwrecks!

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Farming and Phosphorus

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Teacher Fellows:

Craig Corcoran
Olivia Dachel
Zeth Engel
Heather Messer
Meghan Sawdy
Anthony Schnell
Ben Stern
Robert Turner
Amy Workman

About the Fellowship

Eight teacher fellows worked with us to develop a new science game, Lakeland, in collaboration with Victor Zavala at UW’s Scalable Systems Lab. The teachers came on location in Madison, where they met with Victor, toured the campus, and went behind the scenes at Victor’s lab. The teachers helped come up with ideas for Lakeland, did user testing with their students, and gave us input that informed the final version of the game.

Doing History with Games Fellowship

Deadline has passed

Teacher Fellows:

Niki Shafer
Nicole Lutzke
Katherine Seibel
Jodi Kardin
Heidi Konop
Peter Michaud
Andrea Lindberg
Bridget Grindle
Mike Scoville
Andrea Bell-Myers
Boyd Roessler
Jennifer Gavin
Jennifer Baldridge
Stephanie Markman
Annie Teufel

About the Fellowship

For this unique fellowship, teachers worked with their students to “do history” with a combination of games and inquiry-based lessons. The fellows met with historians and museum educators. They used our history game, Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case, as a jumping-off point and a source of inspiration for developing inquiry-based activities for their classrooms.

Wisconsin State Capitol Game Production Fellowship

Deadline has passed

Teacher Fellows:

Andrea Bell-Myers
Angela Bies
Matthew Daniels
Jennifer Guckenberger
VaLisa Harmon
Jodi Kardin
Nicole Lutzke
Jonathan Mason
Peter Michaud
Rachel Nolan
Kasey Rachu
Mike Scoville
LIsa Sorlie
Jim Tellstrom
Julie Young

About the Fellowship

This fellowship brought elementary school teachers to UW-Madison to help develop ideas for a game about Wisconsin history. The teachers worked alongside archivists, historians, and game designers to build game design concepts based on historical artifacts. One of the design ideas from this fellowship grew into a level of our Wisconsin history game, Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case.

Fieldwork Across the Curriculum Fellowship

Deadline has passed

Teacher Fellows:

Jennifer Degner
Julia Hanson
Jenny Karpelenia
Patrick Keelty
Teresa Lakowske
Jamie Lauer
Cowell Lora
Allison Madison
Jennisa Novitski
Joe Riederer
Amanda Semrad
Benjamin Smejkal
Jeremy Wallace
Amy Workman

About the Fellowship

This fellowship invited K-12 teachers from all across WIsconsin to design fieldwork activities for their students. Teachers used SIftr, Field Day’s citizen science app, to bridge the gap between the classroom and the rest of their students’ lives. Using papers, clipboards, and Siftr, kids went out in the world to make observations and then used the data they collected to spark discussions in their classrooms.

Wisconsin State Capitol Game Design Fellowship

Deadline has passed

Teacher Fellows:

Angela Bies
Tera Hollfelder
George Klink
Nicole Lutzke
Mary Roberts
Boyd Roessler
Mike Scoville
Lisa Sorlie
Micki Uppena
Kati Walsh
Jonathan

About the Fellowship

Our 3rd-5th grade teacher fellows came on location in Madison to develop ideas for a Wisconsin history game. The teachers toured the Wisconsin Historical Society, explored the Capitol building, and met with archivists. The fellows worked with Field Day’s design team and experts from PBS Wisconsin to develop a concept that would later become our WIsconsin history game, Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case.

Material Science Research Experience

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About the Fellowship

For this on-site fellowship, teachers put on a lab coat and joined the University of Wisconsin’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. The teachers spent the summer working in the lab alongside experts. Then they designed digital or hands-on laboratory activities for their students based on their research experiences.

Material Science Game Design

Deadline has passed

Teacher Fellows:

Marsella Aguilar
Eryca Card
Renee Corcoran
Jake Eaton
Ryan Guza
Tracy Jaconette
Jamian Knuth
Jessica North
Amanda Semrad
Sarah Sprangers
Melissa Wojcik

About the Fellowship

For this fellowship, 6 middle-schools science teachers worked as part of a crack team to help conceptualize, design, and test two science games to join our Yard Games collection. The teachers met with leading scientists from the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, education experts, and the design team here at Field Day.

Games for Humanity Fellowship

Deadline has passed

Teacher Fellows:

Eric Anderson
Traci Davis
Joe Dawidziak
JIay Garvey Shah
Eric Gietzen
Amy King
Jeffrey Klaisner
Daphne Kohnke
Vanessa Moran
Dan Uttech
William White

About the Fellowship

For this fellowship, 15 teachers used ARIS, Field Day’s game design platform, to integrate game design into their curriculum. Instead of having their students write final papers, the teachers designed and implemented a project where their students built mobile games to demonstrate their understanding.

Game On

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Teacher Fellows:

Beth Bolling
Cindy Byers
David Cusma
Susan Ferguson
Sheila Flox
Jeanine Gelhaus
Ryan Guza
Josh Hames
Pete Jaeger
Jenny Karpelenia
Dan Krolow
Alexandra Krucas
Jessica Leahy
Joanie McGowan-Merlin
Heather Meixelsperger
Peggy Moriarty
Rita Mullen
Darsha Olsen
Elizabeth Ramsay
Peter Swenson
Amy Veit
Jennifer Voigt

About the Fellowship

This fellowship recruited 22 teachers from across Wisconsin who were excited about using learning games with their students. The teacher fellows used at least two of the Yard Games with their students, reported back on their experiences, and attended online meet-ups.

WDLC Game Design Course

Deadline has passed

Teacher Fellows:

Dave Strong
Dan Rhode

About the Fellowship

For this fellowship, two teachers—Dave Strong and Dan Rhode—worked with designers and experts to develop a game design course for high school students. The online course includes a six-part video, discussion questions, and online resources (like slides and worksheets) that teachers can print, download, and edit. This course was developed in partnership with Field Day, DPI, and WDLC. You can learn more visiting our online course

Student Game Design

Deadline has passed

Teacher Fellows:

Beth Stofflet
Larry Moberly

About the Fellowship

Two innovative teachers from DeForest Middle School, Beth Stofflet and Larry Moberly, worked with Field Day to help their seventh-graders become game designers. The kids used ARIS, Field Day’s game design platform, to design digital games based on what they were learning about Africa. Beth and Larry asked their students to investigate issues like gold mining, education, or the ivory trade. By the end of the project, 250 students had created video games based on their research.

Science Mini Games

Deadline has passed

Teacher Fellows:

Brian Miles
Dominique Lark
Jenny Karpelenia
Robyn Kademan
Joe Riederer
Jeanine Gelhaus
Matt Regan

About the Fellowship

For this fellowship, science teachers from across the state came to Madison to help develop nine new online science games, the Yard Games. The teachers worked side-by-side with our design team and offered their real-world expertise to help us understand what would really work in the middle-school classrooms.

Field Research

Deadline has passed

Teacher Fellows:

Larry Gundlach
Amy Workman
Brenna Holzhauer

About the Fellowship

We worked with three awesome research fellows to refine our citizen science app, Siftr. The Field Research fellows helped us explore the best way to do field research activities in formal and informal settings. The teachers were super important in helping us create Siftr. Check out how one of our awesome fellows, Larry Gundlach, used SIftr to teach poetry:

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