Friday, 6 June 2008

Sandra Day O'Connor developing educational computer game

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has announced that she is working on the development of an educational computer game that will teach about the Judicial branch of our government according to an article in Wired magazine. Speaking at the annual Games For Change conference at Parsons School For Design in New York, O'Connor said that she plans to work alongside University of Wisconsin-Madison professor James Paul Gee to create Our Courts, an online interactive game geared at 7th and 8th graders that will familiarize students with the legal system. In her speech, O'Connor said that she is motivated to provide better civics education for students because "Only one-third of Americans can name the three branches of government, but two-thirds can name a judge on American Idol."

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