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Catalysts for Change

Catalysts for Change

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Curious if any educators (with or w/out students) are taking part in this new game that uses crowdsourcing to suggest pathways out of global poverty. Seems like some great connections to social studies and/or math. Game site here: http://www.catalyze4change.org/ Backstory about Catalysts for Change here: http://venturebeat.com/2012/04/03/game-designers-and-rockefeller-foundat... If you're playing, please let me know in the comments. Thanks!

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Andrew Miller
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Suzie, this is a great resource. I could see exactly what you indicate in the social studies classroom. I think a great thing is to identify some targeted learning outcomes based on the identities!

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Sarina
Graduate Student - Education Policy

I'm not an educator, but if you enjoy Catalysts for Change, I would highly recommend Evoke! http://www.urgentevoke.com/

Evoke is a game for social change, and I personally love how "missions" are delivered in a fun comic-book style. The player gets to play as a secret agent looking into issues like world hunger, energy sustainability, and poverty while gaining "super powers" (local insight, creativity, etc). Eventually, players can find a social issue important to them, create their own "evokation" and encourage other players to get involved.

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