Inspiring Students to Design Great Cities with SimCity

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 1:00-1:30 pm PDT

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 issue 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, video game journalist, critic, and teacher David Thomas will present on how SimCity can be used by teachers.

View the session live on Common Sense Education's YouTube channel, and join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #appyhour.

Presenter: David Thomas, Director of Academic Technology at CU Online at the University of Colorado at Denver. See David's profile.