SimCity Goes Educational

Education Technology Videogames

The new SimCity

My first serious game addiction turns educational with a new SimCityEDU site and a focus on STEM. EA recently announced the launch of this online resource to support the use of SimCity as a learning tool.

Educational video games (well, video games in general) didn’t exist until I was well past elementary school, and they were all pretty terrible digital versions of existing tools like flash cards. We all loved the computer lab because it was new and cool technology, but aside from a few gems like Rocky’s Boots none of them held our interest.

EA has teamed up with GlassLab to create the online resource for educators. Details are short at this time, but I can imagine that lessons could easily cover politics, civics, service industries, resource management, and civil engineering.

There is a little more information available in the press release. I’ll be sure to post something here when more info is available.

And in case you missed it, EA announced a new version of SimCity at E3 last year. SimCity Limited Edition is available for pre-order on Amazon already with a release date of March 5th. You can catch the video trailer below.

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