SimCity Introduces Educational, Classroom Version
Electronic Arts has announced SimCityEDU, which will enable teachers to design lesson plans around gameplay.
Electronic Arts has announced that SimCityEDU is currently in development, in collaboration with non-profit GlassLab. This educational branch of the popular videogame will be a resource for teachers who are interested in using digital platforms as a learning tool to enhance students' interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Teachers will be able to design and share SimCity-based lesson plans to encourage their students to think critically about the challenges that face modern cities. SimCityEDU is an example of embracing technology in the classroom and the gamification of learning.