by Marty Silva
"More video games are coming to the classroom thanks to SimCityEDU, a new generation of the seminal simulator built to help aid students in developing "real-world problem-solving skills." This news comes on the heels of the announcement of KerbalEdu, a classroom version of the wildly addictive Kerbal Space Program.
"GlassLab, the team behind this new initiative, explains a bit about the new program. "SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! acts as a powerful teaching tool for educators, integrating learning and assessment aligned to Next Generation Science and Common Core Standards in the same experience. Designed for middle school students, the game encourages students to think critically about the challenges facing modern cities and the world around them. In the game, students play the role of “mayor,” addressing issues of environmental impact in a virtual city while maintaining employment levels and citizen happiness."