Thursday, June 05, 2008

Here Comes the Judge?

According to Wired Magazine, Sandra Day O'Connor is becoming a Game Designer. She is spearheading the development of a game called Our Courts, which she described as an
"online, interactive civic education project for seventh- and eighth-graders" that familiarizes students with the legal system. O'Connor believes that America's youth aren't learning enough about civics, and thinks that the educational power of videogames is just the thing to change that.
Our Courts is a digital game that will be available September 2009 that lets students engage in real issues and real problems, allowing them to step into the shoes of a judge, a legislator, an executive -- teach them how to "think through and analyze problems, take action and voice opinions to their elected representatives."

This should be interesting. Teens are very hooked into computer games and its great to see ones where they can actually learn something at the same time as having fun.

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