Games news items

Don't Fight Civics, Enjoy It

SEPTEMBER 20, 2010

Our Courts, the online education program about the American court system started by retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, has recently broadened its mission to include civic education in general and changed its name to iCivics.

iCivics

SEPTEMBER 17, 2010

En su interés por acercar el conocimiento del mundo de la política y la justicia, y activar la participación, a los estudiantes, la Juez decidió poner en marcha este portal donde podemos encontrar interesantes juegos que nos acercan a cualquiera de los tres poderes.

iCivics by SpeechTechie

SEPTEMBER 15, 2010

iCivics is an incredibly rich and well designed site conceived by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who has been (rightly) concerned that civics is not well-taught in our schools because teachers lack effective materials (um, and time, Your Honor).

iCivics: Interactive Civics Education, 6 - 12

SEPTEMBER 13, 2010

iCivics lessons are practical and engaging. Individual activities are easy to manage, self-contained, and there is always something the teacher can collect from students at the end of the period.

Technology Rocks. Seriously.

AUGUST 09, 2010

iCivics is a fabulous website that teachers students about US Government. 

Games + Government = Engaged Citizens

AUGUST 05, 2010

We suggest you explore iCivics, a beautiful new series of Flash games designed to raise civic knowledge and participation.

iCivics: How Games Can Teach Students to be Better Citizens

JULY 28, 2010

What began as the Our Courts Project for middle-school students has now evolved into the more comprehensive iCivics, a resource for educators and parents that teaches about the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the three branches of government through free online game play.

Branches of Power

JULY 19, 2010

Looking for another super awesome learning game for your classroom?  Filament Games does it again with Branches of Power

Gaming Tree

JULY 11, 2010

The games about the U.S. government have generated a significant following. Fifty-seven percent of students who played Do I Have a Right?—one of the first free Web games iCivics released last year in the classroom went on to play it, unprompted, at home. In addition, 550,000 unique players have played the three judicial branch games featured on Ourcourts.org more than 700,000 times, per iCivics.

Online civics games for we, the people

JUNE 28, 2010

Filament Games in Madison makes games, the kind that pull players in and vanish an hour of time in the blink of an eye. The twist with Filament, however, is that their games are educational, including a series of colorful titles for a project called iCivics, which enjoys the support of national luminaries such as retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.