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Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:23
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iCivics was featured in Venture Beat. The article spoke to the popularity of iCivics during the election season and the growth of the organization, highlighting our ability to remain nonpartisan in a tough political...

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 12:44
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A Conversation Between Carrie Ray-Hill, Director of Content at iCivics and Gloria Li, UF | Bob Graham...

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 15:25
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Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:36
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iCivics Teacher Council Member Joe Schmidt interviewed Dan Norton a founding partner and CCO at Filament Games who specializes in crafting educational game design...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:00
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There is a phenomenon with my afternoon classes.  Although class demographics are the same as in the morning, high school seniors who take Government in the afternoon tend to...

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:55
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Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:34
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Are you a new teacher?  Are you an experienced teacher trying to use more technology in your classroom?  Are you a teacher looking for a new lesson plan?  Do you have students that would rather play...

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:14
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We are excited to announce our partnership with GlassLab!  Along with developer Filament, iCivics becomes the first to...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 11:43
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2013 was a banner year for iCivics. As we close out our fiscal year, this Annual Report provides an...

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 22:52
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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...

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 12:42
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Hey there educators! You may have noticed that Crisis of Nations is no longer listed on our games page. The team here at iCivics...

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:15
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Last Tuesday SimCity just got a little easier to implement into your classroom.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 15:26
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Role play games -- such as mock trials, debates, and model legislatures -- are well-established ways to introduce students to important civic processes, to encourage critical thinking, and to target Common Core...

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 10:14
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With the launch of its 17th online game, We The Jury, iCivics is bringing fun to jury duty.

Serving on a jury is one of the fundamental...

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 10:48
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“Because of iCivics, I’ve now got 500 children who are interested in their future in this country, who are interested in learning.” These are the words of an educator in Texas. This past year, iCivics formed the...

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 10:44
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As we here at iCivics know, video gaming is about a lot more than just pressing buttons while sitting in front of the screen.  Games can and are powerful teaching tools.  According to "...

Mon, 11/14/2011 - 10:22
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Now you can run for president … in your classroom or at home! iCivics has just launched our newest game: Win the...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:41
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Globaloria, the social learning network teaching students to make educational webgames, has been hosting the nation’s first and largest game-design...

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 00:00
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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...

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 00:00
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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 “...

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 18:52
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Sandra Day O'Connor and Arne Duncan to Keynote ConferenceWashington, DC, March 23 – iCivics, in partnership with the Aspen...

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 19:21
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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

Mon, 12/27/2010 - 00:00
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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. 

Mon, 12/06/2010 - 16:13
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Teachers from around Oregon learned about some new ways — and relearned some old ways — to educate students about how state government works.

Mon, 10/25/2010 - 00:00
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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.

Fri, 10/22/2010 - 11:34
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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. ...

Thu, 10/21/2010 - 12:47
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More than one million iCivics games have been played by students across the countryOctober 21, 2010 – WASHINGTON, DC – iCivics announced today that, in just over a year, more than one million...

Thu, 10/14/2010 - 10:33
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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.

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 11:07
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Grant will support the development of a social networking game about international politics and world affairsOctober 7, 2010 – WASHINGTON, DC – iCivics Inc. today received a grant from the...

Mon, 09/20/2010 - 00:00
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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...

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 00:00
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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...

Wed, 09/15/2010 - 00:00
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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...

Mon, 09/13/2010 - 00:00
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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.

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 00:00
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iCivics is a fabulous website that teachers students about US Government. 

Thu, 08/05/2010 - 00:00
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We suggest you explore iCivics, a beautiful new series of Flash games designed to raise civic knowledge and participation.

Wed, 07/28/2010 - 18:12
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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...

Mon, 07/19/2010 - 00:00
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Looking for another super awesome learning game for your classroom?  Filament Games does it again with Branches of Power

Sun, 07/11/2010 - 00:00
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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...

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 10:44
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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...

Fri, 06/25/2010 - 17:25
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These are all very difficult and complex issues, but the iCivics games do a remarkable job of making the concepts manageable and easy to understand.  

Tue, 06/22/2010 - 00:00
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This year's Games For Change Festival unveiled a number of computer and video games that are bettering the world one click at a time.

Tue, 06/08/2010 - 16:58
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The State Bar is partnering with Retired U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and the Wisconsin Supreme Court to promote iCivics, Justice O’Connor’s innovative Web-based project designed to...

Tue, 06/08/2010 - 10:35
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The online role-playing games on iCivics are free, teacher-friendly, and effective–and kids like them so much in school that they play them at home, too, O’Connor said.

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 17:02
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The No Child Left Behind Act has crowded out civics learning in America's schools. It's more than memorizing the names of all the presidents, as former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor shows with her "...

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 11:49
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In an interview on Good Morning America Wednesday, O’Connor extolled the virtues of videogames as a teaching tool for young kids....

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 11:44
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Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor recently espoused the benefits of learning through video games, expressing her hope that game could help children advance in disciplines like civics and history.

Thu, 05/27/2010 - 14:57
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The Wonkster talks about iCivics games and Gotham's own local government games.

Thu, 05/27/2010 - 14:52
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USA Today discusses Justice O'Connor, iCivics, and the Games for Change conference.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 23:43
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Today’s digital world allows younger generations to engage and interact with history like never before, such as through virtual games.

Wed, 05/19/2010 - 01:00
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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.

Wed, 05/19/2010 - 01:00
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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,...

Tue, 05/18/2010 - 01:00
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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...

Mon, 05/17/2010 - 01:00
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Boys and Girls Club launches Game Tech program to make digital games dealing with social issues available to youth club members.

Thu, 05/13/2010 - 01:00
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The author of an article about President Obama's technophobia discusses the benefits of technology (as well as the drawbacks), including the use of video games for educational purposes.

Tue, 03/30/2010 - 01:00
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An article at Serious Games Market takes an in-depth (and favorable!) look at the gameplay in Guardian of Law.

Mon, 03/29/2010 - 01:00
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John Hanke thought the old Our Courts site was "so cool, [he needed] to tell the world about it," and he did - in an article at Westlaw Insider. Wait till he sees iCivics!

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 01:00
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Eliane Alhadeff took a recent look at Do I Have a Right, Argument Wars and Supreme Decision in an article at Serious Games Market. 

Mon, 02/22/2010 - 01:00
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ASU talked with frequent advocate of games-as-educational-tools professor James Gee about the Our Courts games, “situated learning” environments, and the future of games in education.

Tue, 02/02/2010 - 01:00
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The latest game from Our Courts lets players argue landmark Supreme Court cases. Washington DC – February 2, 2010 Our Courts’ third interactive civics game, Argument Wars, is now available at Ourcourts.org...

Mon, 02/01/2010 - 01:00
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An article by Barry Joseph talks about the rise of serious games, using Do I Have a Right? as a prime example.