Radix April Update

A handful of improvements have been made in this month's maintenance update, though nothing new or shiny. Most users probably won't notice these updates specifically but they should help to improve the overall experience for teachers, students, and other players. For example:

Radix Scheduled Maintenance: WEDNESDAY 4/23/14 5-7PM EDT

Hello Radix users!

We'd like to inform you of an upcoming maintenance window, scheduled for Wednesday, 4/23/14 5-7PM EDT.

Our website, www.radixendeavor.org will be down and inaccessible during this period so that we can bring you website fixes/improvements. Please schedule your play sessions accordingly!

Thank you for your patience, and thank you for playing!

Radix Scheduled Maintenance: TUESDAY 4/1/14 11PM-MIDNIGHT EDT

Hello Radix users!

We'd like to inform you of an upcoming maintenance window, scheduled for Tuesday, April 1st, 11PM - Midnight EDT.

Our website, www.radixendeavor.org will be down and inaccessible during this period so that we can bring you  website fixes/improvements. Please schedule your play sessions accordingly!

Thank you for your patience, and thank you for playing!

WEBINAR: Using Multiplayer Games in the High School Classroom

On March 13, 2014 at 3:30 PM ET, MIT Researchers will host a webinar to discuss The Radix Endeavor can be used to support high school math and biology instruction. Education Content Manager, Susannah Gordon-Messer, will review the benefits of role-playing and immersive virtual environments in instruction.  She will also talk more specifically about how teachers can start using The Radix Endeavor in their classrooms. High school math and biology teachers are encouraged to attend. REGISTER TODAY! Be Sure to enter event # 641123549

Triage Tango

Triage Tango: Talk to the patients in the Caterpillar Clinic to see what their symptoms are and refer them to the specialist that can best address their symptoms. Match the ailments to the body system it seems most connected to and experience the fact that some problems are not easily identified as relating to one specific system.

Standards Covered in Quest line:

Disciplinary Core Ideas:

  • LS1.A: Structure and Function

Practices:

For The Birds

For the Birds: Solve the mystery of Teebeedee birds and their foods sources in different regions. Find out about what the birds in each place can or cannot eat and why, and run an evolution simulation to see how a change in food source could affect the distribution of their traits. Use the concept of survival of the fittest to explain the evolutionary mystery.

Standards Covered in Quest line:

Disciplinary Core Ideas:

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