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Benefits of Running a School Election

on Nov 27, 2018 11:00:00 AM By | Ben Paris | 0 Comments | Voters Ed civics
For children, following politics is usually a passive activity. They are too young to vote, and it isn’t easy for them to actively participation in a political campaign. Knocking on doors and making calls to strangers well into the evening isn’t something we want little kids to do. Still, there are things we can do to help children become active participants in the political process. One way to do this is to hold an in-school election, and our new enhanced version of Voters Ed1 lets you do just that.
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Why Civics Education Matters

on Nov 13, 2018 12:11:11 PM By | Ben Paris | 0 Comments | Voters Ed civics
 “. . . wherever the people are well informed they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.”1 —Thomas Jefferson, 1789
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Why Classroom Playtesting Sessions Are Required

on Feb 25, 2016 5:18:23 PM By | Brian Regan and Victoria Van Voorhis | 0 Comments | Serious Play Games Voters Ed Martha Madison
Making videogames for a living is awesome! I’ve helped create and shape videogames for many years now, and I don’t think I’ll ever tire of working with talented, creative people who share my passion and want nothing more than to build something that will knock your socks off. Game development can also be really, really difficult as well. One of the most challenging aspects of making a good game is the fact that, as content creators, we never actually have full control over the content once the game is done and in the hands of consumers. We build the framework and lay the ground rules, but the details are handled by the individual players. This is a unique challenge for videogame production, as compared to other creative pursuits such as filmmaking, book-writing, or painting. Because the consumer of a game has a certain level of control over the experience, it is impossible to foresee all the possible ways in which players will interact with our games. Educational games add an additional layer of complexity, since we have to ensure players not only have fun with our games, but must retain the information as well. This leads to one of the most important questions in our field: how can we ensure our games are fun and perform well, when we cannot even begin to fathom all the different ways in which players will interact with them?
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Don't forget to VOTE!

on Nov 6, 2012 6:33:53 AM By | admin | 0 Comments | Blog Voters Ed Election 2012
Today is the day-- Election Day 2012! We urge you to exercise your right to vote. Every voice counts.
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Second Avenue at TEDxRochester

on Nov 5, 2012 8:02:00 AM By | admin | 0 Comments | Blog TEDxRochester Voters Ed Martha Madison: Marvelous Machines
Today we're at TEDxRochester, an independently organized TED event devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Our CEO Victoria Van Voorhis will speak about serious games and education today at 1:30 pm. We will be sure to share a link to the video of her talk once posted by TEDxRochester. Meanwhile, have a look at our table: we're showcasing both Voters Ed and our progress on Martha Madison's Marvelous Machines, our NSF backed collaborative physical science game. If you're at TEDxRochester, be sure to stop by and grab a controller. Not able to attend in person? Follow the conversation on twitter with the hashtag #TEDxRoc. -Emma
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Voters Ed in the Classroom

on Oct 26, 2012 7:51:30 AM By | admin | 0 Comments | Blog Apps Voters Ed Election 2012
Last night the Rochester, NY affiliate of News 10 NBC featured Voters Ed in use in a local 8th grade social studies classroom.
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How are teachers using Voters Ed? Read on.

on Oct 18, 2012 9:40:24 AM By | admin | 0 Comments | Blog Pearson OLE Voters Ed Election 2012
With less than three weeks remaining until Election Day, it's time to think about how you can teach the election in your classroom. The electoral college is conceptually difficult for many people to fully grasp, which prompted us to build Voters Ed-- an engaging and fun app designed for the Civics student in all of us.
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Join us on Edmodo

on Sep 13, 2012 10:44:41 AM By | admin | 0 Comments | Blog Edmodo Voters Ed
We're pleased to announce the launch of Second Avenue Learning's Edmodo community.
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Voters Ed: A Closer Look

on Aug 31, 2012 6:12:22 AM By | admin | 0 Comments | Blog Voters Ed
Voters EdTM is now available for purchase on Edmodo,, SMART Technologies' SMART Exchange, the App StoreSM or directly from Second Avenue. The app is perfectly suited for the classroom, as well as for the civics student in all of us.
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Voters Ed by Second Avenue Learning. Coming Soon!

on Aug 14, 2012 6:46:22 AM By | admin | 0 Comments | Blog Electoral College Apps Edmodo Voters Ed Election 2012 SMART Exchange
Voters Ed, for the civics student in all of us.
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