Tuesday, August 7, 2012

eLections...Great Interactive Experience

Hi there Technology Tailgaters, its Kristen Hernandez from the Teacher Playground.I hope each of you are doing well as you prepare for school to start or have started school already.

I have been using eLECTIONS for many years now with students. The kids love it and the educational experience is great. With the elections coming up I thought this would be a wonderful site to blog about.
The grade levels are listed below, but don't be afraid to try it with your kids as I used this with 4th and 5th graders as well.

Cable in the Classroom

eLECTIONS: Your Adventure in Politics

Subjects: Civics, Social Studies, Technology
Grade Levels:
6-8, 9-12
Cable in the Classroom
Inspired by the classic board game "The Game of Life," players will role-play their own virtual candidates running for President. The one or two-player game is both genuinely entertaining and genuinely educational - with emphasis on delivering a fun learning experience. Kids can play with parents, students with teachers, users of all ages with a friend, classmate, or with a computer-generated opponent. The latest edition of eLECTIONS also offers a computer-generated Third Party candidate.
  • Accessible: Available for free to anyone with a high-speed internet connection.
  • Multi-sensory: Players see, read, hear and interact with multimedia content from CNN Student News, C-SPAN and History™.
  • Content Rich: Players explore independently how a presidential campaign works - through a fun and interactive experience.
  • Self-directed: Players make the choices that influence the outcome of the game. They continue to learn and explore fundamental election concepts with the "LEARN MORE" content - all at their own pace.

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1 comment:

  1. I had a hard time navigating this site but the concept seems awesome and perfect for November this year!