Gaming in Education
SimCityEDU Gets Clever Instant Login Integration, Free Student Access
GlassLab, a nonprofit developer of
digital learning games, has partnered with Clever
to give schools using Clever Instant Login free access to GlassLab's
SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge
game for the 2014-2015 school year.
Clever Instant Login is a service that gives students and teachers single
sign-on access educational software. Logging in to Clever automatically logs
them in to their learning apps, reducing the amount of time spent retrieving and
entering usernames and passwords. Districts can now add SimCityEDU: Pollution
Challenge to their Clever Instant Login accounts for free, so teachers can use
the game in their classrooms to teach students about environmental pollution.
SimCityEDU is a digital learning game designed to teach students in grades
6 to 8 about the factors affecting the environment in a modern city.
According to the company, the game explains and fosters a greater understanding
of relationships in complex systems. It challenges students to complete six
different missions, with each mission requiring increasingly complex problem
solving skills. It comes with lesson plans and includes teacher and student
dashboards designed to deliver personalized learning to every student. The game
gathers formative assessment information about students' problem solving skills
and reports that information to the teacher.
SimCityEDU Overview from GlassLab on Vimeo.
SimCityEDU supports OS X and Windows. GlassLab designed SimCityEDU in
partnership with Electronic Arts and assessment
experts from ETS and
Pearson and first released it in November
2013. Further information about the game can be found on
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.