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LDT Student Portfolios

Barker, Alexander
Class: 2016
Master's Project: SuperGenerational
Areas of Interest: Teaching / learning through architecture and other design processes, participatory design & planning (especially related to land use planning in the developing world), the architect's role, project based learning, flipping classrooms, charter schools, and trying to figure out what has happened in the field of education since Ieaving the profession in 1999
Campasano, Marc
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Math Caper
Areas of Interest: Early childhood and elementary school learning, math comprehension, language learning, educational games, educational media, children's entertainment, storytelling to kids.
Chesley, Erica
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Metacognizant
Areas of Interest: Progressive education, Formative assessment, Inquiry-based learning, Learning by teaching, Metacognition, Purposeful play, Differentiation, Teacher development, Social justice, Math education.
Cohen, Yael
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Vibe
Areas of Interest: Data driven Education, Data Science, Socio-emotional learning, Motivation, Maker movements, Wearables and Physical Computing.
Colgan, Corinne
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Curativity
Areas of Interest: Informal learning environments, museum education and experience design, media production, arts education, digital storytelling, children's media, content development.
Coltrera, Colin
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Peak
Areas of Interest: Adult education, professional development, design thinking, communities of practice, metacognition, motivation, behavior change, health education, language learning.
Cuellar, Ana
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Peak
Areas of Interest: Adult learning, corporate learning strategy, millennials in the workplace, user-centered design, user experience.
Goochee, Lisa
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Vibe
Areas of Interest: Project-based Learning, Experiential Learning, International Education, Social-emotional Learning, Maker Education, Compassion in Education.
Hopkins, Jessie
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Anybuddy
Areas of Interest: Media literacy, socio-emotional learning, learning through play, narrative design, sex education, adolescent psychology, interactive design.
Hyder, Syed Omair
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Ur-Do
Areas of Interest: Mobile Tech, Education, EduTech, Learning Design, Cellular Value Added Services, Learning Interventions, Startups, Interactive, Animated Productions, Public Service Messaging.
Iwasaki, Saya
Class: 2016
Master's Project: inHabit
Areas of Interest: Culture and multilingualism for diversity in education, designing progressive school models, UI/UX design, early childhood education, capacity building of teachers in developing economies, exploring creativity and arts, community building.
Jan, Matej
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Pixel Art Academy
Areas of Interest: Learning through video games and online resources.
Jiang, Mingming
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Releaf
Areas of Interest: Learning experience design, curriculum design, project-based learning, behavior design, creative problem-solving, design thinking, entrepreneurship, social innovation, self-identity, motivation.
Kaggen, Lisa
Class: 2016
Master's Project: inHabit
Areas of Interest: Art-science integration, metacognition, social identity, space & exhibit design, neuroscience education, data literacy, adult learning.
Kyauk, Edric
Class: 2016
Master's Project: AskBetter
Areas of Interest: Educational access, growth mindset, low-income and minority education, technology, games.
James Leo
Leo, James
Class: 2016
Areas of Interest: Learning science and tech, non-formal learning experiences, cloud-powered schools, unbundling education, alt. pathways, learning networks, SEL, personalization, health & fitness, animal rescue, kids and puppies.
Li, Sherry
Class: 2016
Master's Project: MathBuddy
Areas of Interest: K-12 STEM, early learning, educational equity, teacher development, game design, curriculum design, grit, emerging technologies in education.
Longo, Lucas
Class: 2016
Master's Project: SuperGenerational
Areas of Interest: Hybrid courses, flipping classrooms, mobile development, professional development.
Pereira, Camila
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Tinker.Me
Areas of Interest: Early childhood development, Behavior change, Social impact Entrepreneurship.
Radeva, Anastassia
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Curativity
Areas of Interest: Urban education, teaching/working with English Language Learners, hands-on learning, early childhood education, social-emotional learning, informal learning environments (gardens, zoos, museums!), play in and out of school.
Reynolds, Ashlee
Class: 2016
Master's Project: me+
Areas of Interest: Organizational Leadership, Learning how to work collaboratively, Transition Periods, Game Design, D.Thinking applied to Personal Development, Storytelling as a way of teaching.
Rosales, Rhonda
Class: 2016
Master's Project: Tinker.Me
Areas of Interest: user-centered design; mobile technologies; inquiry-based learning; STEM education – especially for girls; digital storytelling
Thiessen, Reuben
Class: 2016
Master's Project: AskBetter
Areas of Interest: Personalized learning, EdTech, blended learning, teacher development, design thinking, data analysis, STEM education, CS education, online learning, affordable private schools (APS), low-fee independent schools, learning analytics.
Williamson, Shelley
Class: 2016
Master's Project: CollegePath
Areas of Interest: Higher Education, Access, Diversity and Inclusion, Social Justice.
Ainslie, Alex
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Learn Colors: Repetition in Context
Areas of Interest: early numeracy, procedural literacy, inquiry-based learning
Chen, Vivian
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Duo Doodle: Drawing Children Together
Areas of Interest: K-12 STEM; social-emotional learning; early literacy and numeracy; culture, race, and ethnicity; curriculum construction; informal contexts; data-driven design
Dunham, Mike
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Polymath: Preschool counting you can feel
Areas of Interest: personalized learning, innovative school models, educational equity, math education, edtech, blended learning, teacher development, design thinking, data analysis
Duprat, Mariana Anachoreta
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Superherolympics: Unleashing the superpowers hidden inside all of us
Areas of Interest: interaction design, education, product design, graphic design, user experience, educational toys, game theory, informal education, science museums, technology, user interface, communication tools
Fang, Alice
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Folktale: Connecting kids and their far-away folks
Areas of Interest: user experience, equity in education, play, STEAM, learning in informal settings
Gorden, Angela
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Domain Change: Career transition for creatives
Areas of Interest: user research, qualitative research, narrative, information design, workflows, usability testing, curriculum design, user experience design, content development
Harris, Jesse
Class: 2015
Master's Project: ToGetThere: Empowering teachers and students for group work success
Areas of Interest: adult learning; corporate training & development; anthropology of education; Deaf culture and sign languages; adaptive and assistive technologies; computer-mediated identity; needs analysis; user experience design; user testing & analysis
Huang, Jessica
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Beyond Boxes: Integrating learning opportunities into supply deliveries and rethinking relief
Areas of Interest: building creative capacity, school-community collaboration, STEM learning, global sustainable and equitable development
Karis, Michaela
Class: 2015
Master's Project: NatureQuest: Adventure Awaits
Areas of Interest: informal learning environments, narrative as a learning tool, immersive environments, museum education, game design, theater and performance, family-centered learning
McDevitt, Sarah
Class: 2015
Master's Project: mindfulK12: Mindfulness in the classroom
Areas of Interest: problem-solving skills and self-confidence in approaching novel challenges, combatting the effects of stressful home/community environments on students' ability to learn in school, grit and persistence in math and computer science education, organizational leadership and strategic decision-making.
Moulton, Ashley
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Nomster Chef: Cook. Learn. Grow.
Areas of Interest: children's media production, curriculum and content development, early childhood education, interaction design, designing for children, informal learning, free play and creativity, childhood nutrition, arts education
Nguyen, Kevin M.A.
Class: 2015
Master's Project: The 2 Shop: Intelligence on military to civilian careers
Areas of Interest: user research, user experience design, human-computer interaction, career & technical education, professional development, practical skill building
Pickel, Laura
Class: 2015
Master's Project: ToGetThere: Empowering teachers and students for group work success
Areas of Interest: K-12 education, high school math curriculum, experiential education, educational technologies
Quintanilla, Bryan
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Naptitude: Feed your curiosity
Areas of Interest: museum exhibit design, cooking and education, education and the maker movement, outdoor education, art and education - esp. photography
Raz, Ariel
Class: 2015
Master's Project: iCanGo: Customized stories in a snap
Areas of Interest: educational games, designing learning spaces, math education, project-based learning, special education, film, design thinking
Shime, Pamela
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Mastery: An immersive game teaching players to overcome trauma through an exciting odyssey
Areas of Interest: Innovative user-centered design of interactive technology for education, including gaming, mobile technologies, & virtual and immersive realities; the intersection of neuroscience, education, & neuro-tech, including neuro-gaming; designing technologies that identify and empower children living with trauma & toxic stress & support their teachers in doing the same; teaching & curriculum; creative uses of theater & performance in education; social entrepreneurship.
Streeter, Mikala
Class: 2015
Master's Project: CodeTalk Revisited: Getting computer science students to talk in class
Areas of Interest: CS education, teacher education, online learning communities
Trudeau, Seth
Class: 2015
Master's Project: Superherolympics: Unleashing the superpowers hidden inside all of us
Areas of Interest: education in international development, mobile web, learning analytics, learning by doing
Tutiyaphuengprasert, Nalin
Class: 2015
Master's Project: FilmMe: Make-your-own-story home literacy experience for young children
Areas of Interest: informal education, transformative learning technology, progressive education, community development project for the developing countries, FabLab@School, maker's education
Wang, Karen
Class: 2015
Master's Project: FeelingTalk: Helping children with autism recognize and understand emotions
Areas of Interest: online learning, bilingual education, technology use in special education
Bowen, Keith
Class: 2014
Master's Project: Reporting From Zones of Conflict
Areas of Interest: Online learning; blended learning; multiplayer computer simulation; educational technology applied to international relief, development, and conflict resolution; techniques of documentary film applied to online learning
Bruner, Renee
Class: 2014
Master's Project: TandemArt
Areas of Interest: Game and toy design; children's media production; literacy; textual engagement; storytelling; design thinking; nutrition education; social-emotional learning; free play and creativity
Cervera, María Fernanda
Class: 2014
Master's Project: Periscope
Areas of Interest: Educational children's media & content development, informal learning environments, tangible technologies and interaction design, game and toy design, moral development.
Chang, Cindy
Class: 2014
Master's Project: Musicasa
Areas of Interest: Visual and interaction design, design thinking, STEM education, arts and music education, creativity, literacy in children, emotional learning, online learning, tangible technologies, behavior change
Christensen, Kay
Class: 2014
Master's Project: Make Me
Areas of Interest: Online learning data analytics, collaborative platforms in online learning, corporate and teacher training, career development.
Day, Jesse
Class: 2014
Master's Project: Musicasa
Areas of Interest: Interaction design, creative code, user experience/user interface design, art studio practice, words, symbols, songs, transcendent experiences
Downing, Meredith
Class: 2014
Master's Project: TandemArt
Areas of Interest: early childhood education; museum education; parent coaching and education; STEM and arts integration; informal learning environments; child nutrition and picky eating; children's multimedia design; play
Edwardson, Anna Ahgeak
Class: 2014
Master's Project: UqaYou
Areas of Interest: language acquisition; Alaska Native language and cultural education; educational toys and games; design thinking; tangible technologies; media production; K - 12 education
Glennon, Kerri
Class: 2014
Master's Project: StickyUnit
Areas of Interest: Fostering and spreading innovative mindsets in education; Designing schools, classrooms, and curriculum for 21st century k-12 students; Providing equal access to high-quality education; Cultivating a love of math; Building agency.
Hashimshoni, Rachel
Class: 2014
Master's Project: Periscope
Areas of Interest: Visual literacy; art education; multi-media learning; visual and interactive design; tangible technologies; museum education; cognition and art; children's literature and culture; game design; experiential learning.
Johanes, Petr
Class: 2014
Master's Project: EPIC!
Areas of Interest: learner agency, student voice, engineering and design education, transmedia pedagogy, arts education, graphic novels, film, blended learning, social/emotional learning, entrepreneurship
Lau, Jennifer
Class: 2014
Master's Project: LittleBooks/LibrosPequeños
Areas of Interest: Foreign Language Learning, Bilingual Education, Social-Emotional Development, Human-Centered Design, 
Community Development, Lifelong Learning, Project-Based Learning, Entrepreneurship
Prats, Natasha
Class: 2014
Master's Project: Expressway
Areas of Interest: design, user research, educational toys and games, early childhood, spatial and math skills, languages
Rushton, Evan
Class: 2014
Master's Project: StickyUnit
Areas of Interest: Design effective learning experiences, create digital tools, real-time rubric-based assessment, game mechanics that correspond with mathematical ideas, develop classroom culture, build community, quality education as a constitutional right
Singh, Angad
Class: 2014
Master's Project: Expressway
Areas of Interest: Design, Technology, Entrepreneurship, India, Creativity, Just-in-time learning, Blended Learning, Personalization
Thavapatikom, Saranapob (Great)
Class: 2014
Master's Project: EPIC!
Areas of Interest: Online Learning; Adaptive Learning; Gamification; K-12; Science Education; Teacher Training; Buddhism
Wang, Curtis
Class: 2014
Master's Project: Wholly Cow
Areas of Interest: digital youth culture, ICT integration, STEM education, experiential learning, teacher training, UI/UX
Wang, Rhoda
Class: 2014
Master's Project: Kibuni
Areas of Interest: technology in informal learning; training & skill development; learning through story-telling & play; pro-social learning
Weheba, Farah
Class: 2014
Master's Project: Beity
Adiseshan, Tara
Class: 2013
Master's Project: Raksha
Areas of Interest: Environmental education; Technologies for developing countries and rural areas; Storytelling; UX design; Design thinking.
Ahearn, Amy
Class: 2013
Master's Project: Asrina
Areas of Interest: International development; ICT4D; Design thinking for the social sector; Literacy; Mobile technology; Teacher training.
Alexander, Max
Class: 2013
Master's Project: Calpr
Areas of Interest: Accessible learning + presentation tools; Improving student achievement; Open source educational programming.
Banerjee, Reeta
Class: 2013
Master's Project: Horse Sense Problem Solver
Areas of Interest: Mobile and web technologies; Behavior change; Self-development education; Entrepreneurship education; Interpersonal skill development; Experiential Learning; Casual Learning; Cognitive and Social psychology; Creative problem-solving; Teaching through storytelling and humor; User-centered design.
Bruursema, Laura
Class: 2013
Master's Project: DesignDuo
Areas of Interest: Online education; Design thinking; Tangible tools for learning; STEM and arts education; Informal learning; Assistive technologies and open access.
Chawla, Kunal
Class: 2013
Master's Project: Tink
Areas of Interest: Create products that help learners create more things; Make STEM topics more relevant by relating them to daily life; Merge math and science with art and music; Teacher training; Parental education.
Chiou, Megan
Class: 2013
Master's Project: Tink
Areas of Interest: Experiential learning; Informal environments; Designing learning experiences; Developing creativity; Art Education.
Cochran, Danny
Class: 2013
Master's Project: Strummify
Areas of Interest: Web applications and design.
Deutsch, Amit
Class: 2013
Master's Project: Worlds
Areas of Interest: Math, Music, and Computer Science Education; Gender Issues in Education; Play, Game Design, and Storytelling; Developmental, Social, and Cognitive Psychology.
Guo, Manwen Ivy
Class: 2013
Master's Project: Sparkl
Areas of Interest: Lifelong learning; Online/mobile learning in informal setting; Psychology education; Small group learning; Early education; Behavior design; Design thinking; Entrepreneurship.
Hsieh, Hsiaolin
Class: 2013
Master's Project: Cuéntame Mas
Areas of Interest: Mobile and web applications for language acquisition; Open standards and open access initiatives; Learning games; Bilingual education; Early childhood education; Literacy; Storytelling.
Kleiman, Jonathan
Class: 2013
Master's Project: Hüga Forts
Areas of Interest: Storytelling; Play; Design; Toys; Cognition.
Molfino, Maria
Class: 2013
Master's Project: Maketea
Areas of Interest: Design, social belongingness and connection; Ritual; Holistic wellness; Stress management; Women's issues.
Otero, Nancy
Class: 2013
Master's Project: Cuéntame Mas
Areas of Interest: Hispanic population; Literacy; Behavioral design; Social interventions; Learning through play; Science, math and computer science learning.
Patel, Kirti
Class: 2013
Master's Project: DesignDuo
Areas of Interest: Informal learning; Online education; Digital learning; User-centered Design; Tangible technologies; Storytelling; Learning Games; Research & Design; Interest-based Learning; STEM.
Pope, Michael
Class: 2013
Master's Project: Hüga Forts
Areas of Interest: Inquiry/Project-Based Learning; Play; Design; Creativity; Tangible Learning Tools.
Randolph, Jason
Class: 2013
Master's Project: Calpr
Sandes, Alfredo
Class: 2013
Master's Project: Tink
Areas of Interest: Early-stage companies/projects; Learning analytics; Venture capital; Finance.
Sutcliffe, Anabelle
Class: 2013
Master's Project: Asrina
Areas of Interest: User Experience Research & Design; International Development; Social Innovation; Design-Thinking; Healthcare Education.
Yassine, Mohamed
Class: 2013
Master's Project: Worlds
Areas of Interest: Learning Communities; Design Thinking; Citizen Science; Liberation Technologies; Computer Science Education.
Akade, Mo
Class: 2012
Master's Project: TinkerTags: Empowering today's youth, one step at a time
Areas of Interest: Interaction design, design thinking in schools, intersections between formal and informal learning environments, mobile technologies, educational games and simulations, equity and access
Baytelman, Felipe
Class: 2012
Master's Project: VidIZY: Compelling animations made easy
Areas of Interest: Improve the classroom experience for teachers and kids students, ubiquitous learning experience combining mobile, PC, and TV
Bundy, Jennifer
Class: 2012
Master's Project: KaiPals: Bring the ocean home
Areas of Interest: Inquiry and project-based learning, science education, tangible and digital learning environments, connecting informal and formal learning
Chang, Stephanie
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Bike to Scale: Pedal your way to understanding energy!
Areas of Interest: Experiential and hands-on education, use of tangibles and technology in formal and informal settings, teacher training and development, environmental and outdoor field education, design thinking, curriculum and school design
Chou, Sarah
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Chalk: Transforming school decisions from the ground up
Areas of Interest: Tool development and ed-tech implementation for student, teacher, and district learning, mobile technology and school-community networks, learning analytics, feedback and evaluation research and design
Chow, Christine
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Idiomology: Developing a stronger grasp of idioms and language usage through multimedia
Areas of Interest: Educational technology, language acquisition, inquiry-based learning, video, CAD, animation, mediated learning, creative problem solving, casual and classroom learning, STEM curriculum, media literacy, cognitive science, hybrid learning
Daniels, Joy Wong
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Go Go Games: A trio of matching adventures for kids with autism
Areas of Interest: User experience/interaction design, creativity, museums and informal learning environments, project-based learning, digital literacy, design thinking, emerging technologies, visual communication
Datoo, Mehjabeen
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Recursive Reflection: Engaging with Art & Architecture from Muslim Cultures & Civilizations
Areas of Interest: Exploring new ways of designing learning, technology and creative thinking, the influence of space and environment on thinking, collaborative creative processes, inquiry-based learning, integrating technology in the teaching of literature and history
Duong, Michael
Class: 2012
Master's Project: TinkerTags: Empowering today's youth, one step at a time
Areas of Interest: Educational games, social media, casual gaming, mobile applications, STEM education, computer science education, technology in the classroom
Goligoski, Emily
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Presence Project: Life moves fast for families. Be here now.
Areas of Interest: Web-based communities, calming technologies, movement and wellness
Hiniker, Alexis
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Go Go Games: A trio of matching adventures for kids with autism
Areas of Interest: Autism Spectrum Conditions, Special Education, Assistive Technology
Hsueh, Hain-Lee
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Me.Mu: Socio-emotional learning through play and reflection
Areas of Interest: Web development/design, mobile development, technology for social change, human-computer interaction, tangible interfaces, photography
Ishaq, Aneeqa
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Handily: Vocational training through games
Areas of Interest: Design thinking, user experience research, technologies for learning, use of educational technologies in developing countries
Lizárraga, José
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Pleasure to Meet Me: Where the "I" and the "we" meet in forming sexual and gender identity.
Areas of Interest: Equity in education, language, literacy, culture, educational technology, art practice, bilingualism/multilingualism, biculturalism/multiculturalism, Latino concerns in education, sociolinguistics, ESL
Loh, Aaron
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Conceptualyze: Build to Learn
Areas of Interest: Inquiry-based learning, design thinking in education, self-directed and collaborative learning, TPACK, educating "digital natives"
Lomeli, Gabriel F., Jr.
Class: 2012
Master's Project: VidIZY: Compelling animations made easy
Areas of Interest: Innovative design, digital storytelling, film making, human rights, qualitative research, education/learning through media, music and technology
Ly, Anna
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Me.Mu: Socio-emotional learning through play and reflection
Areas of Interest: User interface/experience design, use of educational technologies in developing countries, affordable technologies, storytelling, video games, expressive and tangible technologies, constructionist learning environments, social entrepreneurship, design thinking in schools, informal learning contexts, and toys
Malpica, David
Class: 2012
Master's Project: DanceCuento: Folk dances and tales from cultures around the world
Areas of Interest: Multilingual and multicultural education, serious and educational games,virtual-tangible hybrid learning, fabrication techniques education, sustainable and affordable development
McFeely, Katie
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Amplify Ghana: Connecting farmers with the information they want
Areas of Interest: Design for developing countries and low-income communities, needfinding, design thinking, information and digital design
Peterson, Lisa
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Hip Hip Array! - Two-Dimensional Multiplication Games
Areas of Interest: Curriculum design and development, online education best practices, professional development, design thinking, evaluation of educational technology, blended learning, lifelong learning, motivation
Redey, Vipul S
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Handily: Vocational training through games
Areas of Interest: Mobile applications in education, rural education in the third world
Selzer, Adam
Class: 2012
Master's Project: SuperLaces: Master The Power To Tie
Areas of Interest: Kid's music, creative digital media, animation, student engagement, user-centered design, character building, the future of education
Steinsapir, Daniela
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Grandma's Trunk : Break the ice! Cross-Generational collaborative games.
Areas of Interest: Creating new educational technologies, user interface/experience design, need finding, design thinking, ethnography, and informal learning
Wang, Qian
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Chalk: Transforming school decisions from the ground up
Areas of Interest: Equity, scaling technology in school systems, learning assessments beyond standardized testing, racial/income achievement gap analysis, educational games
Williams, Jr., Paul
Class: 2012
Master's Project: EduBeats: Interconnecting Literacy Activities with Music
Areas of Interest: Design and study the use of educational technology (mobile application) that relates to and improves student engagement in the classroom
Williamson, Heidi
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Go Go Games: A trio of matching adventures for kids with autism
Areas of Interest: Human-computer interaction, user interface/experience design, science education, informal learning, game design, product design
Żenczykowska, Alicja
Class: 2012
Master's Project: Perligo: Read a Language, Learn a Language
Areas of Interest: Languages, second language acquisition, culture/content and language integrated learning, course design, ESL/EFL teaching material development, K-12 project management