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Inspire Students to Create Great Cities with SimCity #AppyHour

SimCity is an always-online, fast-paced, intuitive, and forgiving city simulator that lets kids build (and destroy) single-player cities in multiplayer regions. Students can learn about what makes a great city, city management by keeping a budget, running a surplus, or issuing bonds to keep afloat. Kids can play together in the same region or as a single player who manages all the cities in it. In this Appy Hour hosted by Common Sense Education, videogame journalist, critic, and teacher David Thomas will share ideas on how SimCity can be used by teachers for a fun and engaging learning environment.

See the review for SimCity on Common Sense Education.

Presenter: David Thomas, Director of Academic Technology at CU Online at the University of Colorado at Denver

Host: Jason Jackson, Schools Program Manager for West Virginia, Common Sense Education