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Finding Meaning in Measurement: iCivics, Filament and GlassLab Equal Awesome!

APRIL 23, 2014

We are excited to announce our partnership with GlassLab!  Along with developer Filament, iCivics becomes the first to utilize the new "GlassLab Game Services", a suite of technology and services GlassLab provides. The goal is to help game developers improve the transparency of the learning impact of their games, while seamlessly placing that information into the hands of teachers and students.

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

APRIL 22, 2014

Today the Wall Street Journal released an op-ed from Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Executive Director Jeff Curley highlighting the tension between "old and new".  "Learning can happen anytime, anywhere..." (Justice O'Connor, WSJ 4/22/14) and technology provides avenues to solidify each student's understanding of foundational documents.  

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College Board Makes Changes to SAT Test

MARCH 05, 2014

IMPORTANT NEWS Subject: College Board changing the SAT Exam On March 5th, the College Board announced that it will be redesigning the SAT® exam in 2016. Among the changes, the exam will now include civics-based reading and writing passages. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, our founder and Board Chair, spoke with the College Board about this exciting announcement.

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Our Annual Report

FEBRUARY 19, 2014

2013 was a banner year for iCivics. As we close out our fiscal year, this Annual Report provides an opportunity to reflect on where we have been, where we are today, and the work ahead.  

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Introducing our new site

NOVEMBER 19, 2013

When we launched iCivics.org in May 2010, no one imagined that three years later we would be serving 40,000 teachers and six million students. But here we are, and thanks to you, iCivics is now the most widely adopted civics curriculum in the country! 

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Civic Education

Civic Literacy and Changing the Meaning of Pi

AUGUST 26, 2013

Civic Literacy and Changing the Meaning of Pi In late 19th century Indiana, the legislature tried to pass a bill that would change the meaning of Pi to 3.2. For the sake of our social science audience I won’t get into the math, but basically, a gentleman who “proved” the theory, and copyrighted it, generously offered to allow Indiana to use his method for free if they adopted his mathematical gift as law.

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Justice O’Connor Video Thanks Teachers

MAY 22, 2013

iCivics Teachers, Back in December, we asked you for feedback and comments on your iCivics experience to share with Justice O'Connor.  Justice O'Connor was overwhelmed by your response! We received incredibly helpful insights into how we can improve the lesson plans, what you like (and don't like) about the games, and directions you might like to see iCivics explore. 

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Games

Goodbye Crisis of Nations

MAY 15, 2013

Hey there educators! You may have noticed that Crisis of Nations is no longer listed on our games page. The team here at iCivics have received many instances of feedback through our help desk reporting usability challenges with Crisis of Nations.

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Sandra Day O’Connor: First Woman to be nominated to the Supreme Court

MARCH 26, 2013

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (ret.) was born on this date, March 26th in 1930. She went on to become the first woman to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court! Today there are three women that hold the title ‘U.S. Supreme Court Justice’ - can you name all three*?

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Commercial digital games move into the classroom

MARCH 12, 2013

Last Tuesday SimCity just got a little easier to implement into your classroom.

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