The first of a new generation of educational games built to meet the needs of today’s students is now available for download by educators, students, and parents. SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! was launched by GlassLab, a MacArthur grantee that is exploring how digital games can be effective environments for learning and make learning more relevant by connecting it with students’ interests. SimCityEDU includes sophisticated individual assessment models that provide information on students’ abilities to problem-solve, explain the relationships in complex systems, and interpret informational texts and diagrams.
Digital Media & Learning
MacArthur is exploring how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. The goal is to make education more powerful for all students by creating more opportunities for more youth to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community.