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The Learning Edge of Game Design

By Erin Hoffman, Game Design Lead at GlassLab I often tell game developers that I came to GlassLab because I believe that the worlds of learning and education represent the next leap forward in game design. My feelings are mixed:



MinecraftEDU and SimCityEDU: Blazing Trails for Interdisciplinary Learning

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How can learners use SimCityEDU?

With SimCityEDU, educators have more than a just digital game. They have the tools and content they need to make learning come alive for their students. In the game, students play the role of mayor, doing the challenging work of



It's the Greatest SimCityEDU Update Yet!

Hello Innovative Educators! It’s hard to believe it’s almost been a year since we launched SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! Now available on Playfully, it has continued to encourage students to think critically about the challenges facing modern cities. Today, we’d love



SimCityEDU is LIVE on Playfully!

The 2014 winner of the Common Sense Media Learning Award is now available in the Playfully library! In SimCityEDU, students play the role of mayor, doing the challenging work of addressing environmental impact while balancing the employment needs and happiness



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SimCityEDU Wins ON For Learning Award

SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! has received a 2014 ON for Learning Award from Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit dedicated to helping kids thrive with media and technology. SimCityEDU one of just 37 apps, games and websites for the classroom to



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Try Out SimCityEDU for Free!

Have you been interested in using SimCityEDU in your classroom, but not sure what to expect? Are you new to game-based learning and assessment and want to get your toes wet before taking the plunge? We have the answer! For



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When the Stars Align: Connecting Game Play to Assessment

It almost seems too simple: you just play a game and all of a sudden you are learning and getting all kinds of feedback about what you know, what you can do, and what you should learn next. Of course,



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Press Release: GlassLab Launches SimCityEDU

For Immediate Release November 7, 2013 GlassLab Launches SimCityEDU to Engage Students and Improve Key 21st Century Skills Pioneering STEM educational game improves engagement in the classroom, and provides real-time data on student learning that teachers can trust for guiding



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NPR Visits a School Using SimCityEDU

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The team at KQED, the Bay Area’s local NPR station, dropped by to see SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! in action at Lazear Academy Charter School, a middle and elementary school in Oakland, California. Listen to a short version of their report


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