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SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! Coming Nov. 7

Next week, SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! will be available for download by teachers and learners around the country. The first in a suite of SimCityEDU games, Pollution Challenge! acts as a powerful teaching tool for educators, engaging students with a high-quality

Back to School with SimCityEDU: Beta Testing is Underway!

As students across the country head back to school, some are greeted by a very special surprise in their new classrooms: a sneak preview of SimCityEDU! That’s right – about 3,000 students in 65 schools all around the U.S. are

Ready, Set, Play! Pilot SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! in Your Classroom This Fall

Looking for Teachers Just Like You GlassLab is seeking middle school classrooms and after-school programs across the U.S. to take part in the beta pilot test of the digital game SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge!. Students will be working on a pre-release

New Video: Games Provide What No Other Classroom Tool Can

In a new video short, experts discuss the impact of GlassLab’s unique approach to transforming learning and assessment through the revolutionary SimCityEDU games. “[The SimCityEDU games are] deeply engaging kids in a set of challenges that are preparing them for

SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! Playtested in Schools Across the Country

Ready, Set, GO! Exciting news from GlassLab! Last week, pilot tests of SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! began. Approximately 30 teachers and 600 students from across the country are currently playtesting a pre-release version of the game. Working closely with our cohort

The Final SimCityEDU Mission Rests With You!

Maybe you’ve heard of SimCityEDU, a special version of SimCity being developed by GlassLab for use in middle schools. Over the last year, GlassLab has created a number of “missions” for SimCityEDU, or challenges that students are asked to solve

Bridging the Engagement Gap

One of the activities I most enjoy as a Product Manager at GlassLab is talking to teachers about their experiences working with students. We consider talking to educators a critical and ongoing part of our product development process. Our goal

Visualizing Game Play for GlassLab

This article by Kristen DiCerbo, Assessment Data Scientist at GlassLab, is cross-posted here from Pearson’s Research & Innovation Network blog. I have previously written about my involvement in GlassLab, the Games Learning and Assessment Lab partnership between EA, Institute of

SimCityEDU: When Emotion and Engagement Drive Learning Design

Can tough challenges be fun? GlassLab sought to answer this question during a recent play-test with middle schoolers. From coast to coast – at GlassLab in California and the offices of the Educational Testing Service in New York – over

Seeking Teachers To Pilot the SimCityEDU Game This Summer!

Are you a U.S.-based teacher interested in piloting GlassLab’s SimCityEDU game before it hits classrooms this fall? If your summer plans this year include working with middle school students in grades six through eight, read on! GlassLab is currently seeking

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