November 19, 2013
Last week, I introduced the idea of using SimCity as a learning program with my class. To say they are excited about this opportunity would be an understatement. When I finally released them to work with their groups, the room was abuzz with collaboration and authentic team work. They want their city to succeed, and they will need each other to make that happen.
November 6, 2013
Last summer, I was asked to be a part of the SimCityEDU Teacher Advisory Committee. The task was to write lesson plans of ways to integrate the highly involved SimCity (2013) into a 4th grade classroom, using the Common Core and Next Generation Science standards as the foundation. I have played SimCity since it’s first version long, long ago…and I have always thought that it would be an amazing program to use in the classroom. So, over the last few…