Games news items

Sandra Day O'Connor Gives Modern Civics Lesson

APRIL 14, 2011

For students at Fulmore Middle School in South Austin, it is a 21stcentury take on a 200-year-old document. It is called iCivics, a computer program designed to break educational barriers, created by the woman who broke a few of her own.

Gamification at AMD's Game On! Texas 2011

APRIL 13, 2011

On Tuesday, an eclectic collection of educators, video game designers and marketers, politicians, nonprofit staffers and a former Supreme Court Justice gathered on the AMD campus to talk about the so-called “Gamification” of education and how the power of gaming can be harnessed by schools and businesses.

iCivics Hosts "Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age"

MARCH 23, 2011

Sandra Day O'Connor and Arne Duncan to Keynote Conference

iCivics named to ALSC's Great Websites for Kids

JANUARY 19, 2011

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has added more recommended websites to Great Web Sites for Kids

Gaming for Good

DECEMBER 27, 2010

If you’re like many Americans, you spent part of your Christmas holiday playing with your Wii, Xbox360, PlayStation 3, or Nintendo—or know someone who did. 

State Government Leaders Help Teachers Bring Civics into the Classroom

DECEMBER 06, 2010

Teachers from around Oregon learned about some new ways — and relearned some old ways — to educate students about how state government works.

Teaching the New Generation Why They're Americans

OCTOBER 25, 2010

Since retiring from the Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has been on a mission to overcome the ignorance of far too many students in our schools of the roots of their liberties in American history.

Supremely Fun

OCTOBER 22, 2010

On Friday, September 17, Americans celebrate the signing of the law of the land on that day in 1787. But you knew that, right? If not, Sandra Day O’Connor, a former Supreme Court justice, has the Web site for you. 

iCivics Celebrates Gaming Milestone

OCTOBER 21, 2010

More than one million iCivics games have been played by students across the country

October 21, 2010 – WASHINGTON, DC – iCivics announced today that, in just over a year, more than one million iCivics.org games have been played by students in all 50 states and Washington DC. iCivics.org, founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, hosts free games and other interactive activities that approach civics content through problems that affect students’ lives.

Sandra Day O'Connor on Life After the Court

OCTOBER 14, 2010

Well, we are at the Stuart-Hobson Middle School, a public school in the District of Columbia located just a couple of blocks from your old stomping grounds, the United States Supreme Court.