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Justice O'Connor

Law school awards Marshall-Wythe Medallion to Justice O'Connor

MAY 20, 2010

William & Mary Law School awards Justice O'Connor for her "exceptional leadership and accomplishment," including her efforts in the area of civic education.

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Justice O'Connor delivers game ball

MAY 19, 2010

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor delivers baseballs to the umpires, then visits with the Cubs broadcasters to talk about the iCivics project.

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Games

Students get hold of augmented reality

MAY 19, 2010

Rosa Parks elementary school students use cell phone technology - text messaging, video, email and GPS - to enhance their learning at the San Diego Museum of Art.

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Civic Action

Students who walked out of Providence's Hope High to be punished

MAY 19, 2010

Students who staged a school walkout in protest of schedule changes say they will face their punishment, but they argue that the detention given is too severe.

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Games

From Instruction to Construction: Rethinking the Classroom Model with Globaloria

MAY 19, 2010

Schools in two states are piloting a game development program that weaves Web 2.0 skills, such as blogging, advanced social networking, and wiki contribution and use, with the full range of 21st-century skills, including collaboration, problem solving, decision making, and digital citizenship.

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Civic Education

Tavaana: New E-Learning Website for Iranian Civil Society

MAY 18, 2010

Tavaana, a project of the Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME), offers Iranian democrats online courses and interactive learning tools on civic leadership, democratic institutions, cyber-security and more. WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Iranian civic activists received a helping hand this week with the launch of Tavaana: E-learning Institute for Iranian Civil Society.

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Games

Students Get Kicks on Route 66

MAY 18, 2010

A multimedia graduate thesis project that uses a Volkswagen Bug, a Nintendo Wii, and three Google programs could just help renew interest in preserving what's left of Route 66.

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Civic Education

Middle schools will include civics in 2010-11

MAY 17, 2010

Pasco gets a head start on classes required by new law.  The school district plans to implement a seventh-grade civics class in August, putting Pasco ahead of schedule as state-mandated civics requirements are phased in at all Florida middle schools.

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Civics education can take many forms

MAY 17, 2010

Editorial argues that civics education should be broader than involving students in campaigning for official state food and drink items and should engage more students.

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Games

AMD and Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Offer Game Technology Program to Hundreds of Youth Club Members

MAY 17, 2010

Boys and Girls Club launches Game Tech program to make digital games dealing with social issues available to youth club members.

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