Tampa, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/07/2014 -- Award-winning, educational video-game developer DimensionU, Inc., announced today that all Hillsborough County Public School students in grades 3 through 8, can now access the DimensionU Educational Games software for math and literacy using their district Student ID. The Hillsborough County Public Schools Out-of-School Time, (HOST), Program recently expanded access of DimensionU Games to all Hillsborough County elementary and middle school students and educators as a supplemental digital learning resource for math and literacy classrooms, after school and summer programs as well as an extension for home use.
“The expanded access is timely for Tampa area parents seeking ways to help prevent summer learning loss and keep their children engaged with academics this summer and throughout the school year,” said Debbie Zenk, supervisor of the HOST Program. “Students, who attend the 2014 HOST Summer Program will have an opportunity to participate in the HOST Annual Academic Gaming Competition where HOST sites and students compete virtually across Hillsborough County,” added Zenk. Parents can learn more about how to access DimensionU Games by logging into mySPOT on the district website at https://myspot.sdhc.k12.fl.us.
“DimensionU is pleased to expand our partnership with Hillsborough County Public Schools and to serve the local public education community,” said CEO, Steven Hoy, “Students and educators have really embraced the competitive educational gaming concept offered through our multiplayer educational games and we look forward to the continued relationship with the school district and local community.”
DimensionU is also running its National 2014 Great Summer Chill Competition, a 5-week Ed-Gaming tournament for students across the nation, to keep them current with their academics and prevent the summer brain drain. This national competition consists of four weekly preliminary rounds, which can be joined at any time. The top five scorers from each preliminary round will win an Amazon Electronic Gift Card and a spot in the Finals Week. The top three scorers from the Finals Week will get to select a Grand Prize. In addition, a grand prize will be awarded to the highest overall cumulative scorer across the four preliminary weekly rounds. The competition is open to residents from the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada. For more information about the 2014 DimensionU Great Summer Chill Competition, please visit www.DimensionU.com/sc
About DimensionU, Inc.
Since 2007, DimensionU, Inc. has set a new course in the development of innovative multiplayer educational video games. Through its collaborative, content-rich, immersive learning environments, DimensionU offers a highly engaging, research-based, instructional enrichment tool in mathematics and literacy for elementary, middle and high school students in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, please visit www.DimensionU.com.