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iTech Academy, Miami Video Game-Themed Magnet, Aims To Prepare Students For Technological Job Market

A new magnet program at Miami-Dade County Public Schools will launch this fall that focuses on digital design and coding, drawing on recent nationwide calls for emphasis on education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Named the iTech Academy at Miami Springs Senior High, the program becomes the first video game-themed magnet in the country’s fourth largest school district.

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Games for Educators Database: search for the right game to help your classroom

Just came across the Games for Educators site, a web site with a host of resources for those in K-12 education. One of its most useful features may be its searchable database of games. Search by age of learners, subject matter, the skills they impart (e.g. social skills, math, etc.) and even the environment best suited for it (after-school, in school, etc.) You can find it here: http://www.g4ed.com/index.php/game-finder#