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Keeping High School Seniors Focused with Gaming

AUGUST 28, 2014

Kimberly Craig discusses how introducing iCivics into her afternoon Government classes has turned around the classroom experience for her 12th grade students.

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iCivics Teacher Council: More Than Expected

AUGUST 21, 2014

Erica Schnee, a high school social studies teacher, shares her experience at the iCivics training.

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Life On A Civic Mission: My Journey To The iCivics Teacher Council

AUGUST 14, 2014

Soljane Martinez Quiles discusses her journey to and thoughts on the iCivics Teacher Council.

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Increase Engagement Through Game Based Learning: One Teacher’s Take on iCivics in Their Classroom

AUGUST 07, 2014

Joe, a social studies teacher in Northwest WI, shares the advantages he's seen of using iCivics in his classroom.

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Happy New School Year! An 8th Grade Teacher's Take on Customizing iCivics for Your Class

JULY 31, 2014

Amy Raper, an 8th grade social studies teacher, shares her experience of using iCivics in her classroom.

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Advocacy for Civic Education: A Statistical Cry For Help

JULY 24, 2014

Stefanie Wager, a social studies consultant and former teacher reacts to statistics on U.S. citizens' civics knowledge. "A study conducted by the American Bar Association (2005) revealed that less than half of American adults could identify the three branches of government and only 57% could identify even one Supreme Court justice even though two-thirds of Americans could name an American Idol judge."

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Meet Tyler Ellis, Baylor Teaching Fellow

JULY 17, 2014

iCivics interviews Tyler Ellis, a Baylor Teaching Fellow and 6th grade teacher, on his work with iCivics.

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Wall Street Journal Op-Ed "Founding Principles in the Digital Age"

APRIL 22, 2014

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Executive Director Jeff Curley highlight the tension between "old and new" in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.

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Civic Literacy and Changing the Meaning of Pi

AUGUST 26, 2013

Reflections on today's conversations surrounding civics literacy and the attempt by the Indiana legislature to change the meaning of Pi in the late 19th century. 

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Commercial digital games move into the classroom

MARCH 12, 2013

A reflection on the continual introduction of commercial digital games into the classroom.

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