Coming in March 2013
For over 20 years, SimCity has captured the imaginations of young leaders. With challenging simulations in urban planning, environmental management, and socio-economic development, the games have held more than a passing interest for educators as well. Today, during a panel discussion on the future of connected learning at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C., GlassLaband Electronic Arts announced that they are developing a new online platform for educators based on the popular series of games.
The platform, called SimCityEDU, will serve as an online community to create and share learning tools that support use of the game in the classroom. SimCityEDU’s curricular resources will be aligned to Common Core State Standards for a wide range of subjects, from math and science to civics and economics. These learning tools will also focus on developing key 21st century skills, like collaboration, time management and systems thinking. Read the article from the Institute of Play