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Category Archives: CM News

Civic Mirror Successfully Migrates Hosting to the Cloud

Written by Daniel Lindenberger –– Lead Civic Mirror Programmer At Action-Ed we’ve recently made the jump from traditional servers to Cloud Computing via Amazon Web Services (AWS), and we couldn’t be more excited about it. We thought we’d share a … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Super-Awesome Civic Mirror Users!

Have a Great 2017! We just want to thank all of our users for using the program. Without you guys, Civic Mirror and this transformational social studies program would not exist. Thanks for your continued support, and we look forward … Continue reading

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“Playing Civic Mirror Was One of My Best High School Memories.”

Quote from Olivia Haynes’ Acceptance Speech By Jovan Djurdjevic, Social Science Teacher at Iroquois Ridge High School in Oakville, Ontario In conversation today with our Gr. 12 Student of Excellence award winner (chosen out of a graduating class of 310), Olivia Haynes, … Continue reading

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No More Draft Manuals!

PDF Versions of Published Manuals Now Available We are proud to announce that users can now access the PDF versions of the published CM Manuals on civicmirror.com. Whereas before users could only make copies of the Draft Manuals, from the Getting … Continue reading

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Announcing Better Country Navigation & Trial Features

Relevant Country Switching Civic Mirror allows teachers to turn the social studies classrooms into countries and their students into citizens. For teachers running multiple classes, our “Country Switch / Logout” menu has allowed teachers to toggle between their classes. For … Continue reading

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“War Declared” at Boston College High School

Breaking News from Mr. Gartside’s Social Studies Students Using Civic Mirror. Story by James Kester & James Martin After the President of the Republic of Vendette earlier today showed great disrespect to the United Tribes of Kevron, the country decided to … Continue reading

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New Property Tax Features!

The Civic Mirror simulation has always included basic income and property tax features. In other words, when a student from a CM class becomes the President or Prime Minister of their simulated country and are given access to the Government Account, they have … Continue reading

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Winterset Jr. High’s Civic Mirror Story Published on Edutopia

“Teens Create Their Own Nation“ A year ago, Mr. Jim Heithoff and his middle school students from a small town in Iowa made the Civic Mirror blog as “newbies,” and now, one year later, their story was published on one of … Continue reading

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Broadcast News and Other New Features in CM 2.5.1

The Fourth Estate a Reality: Students Able to Broadcast Stories to the World The plot-lines, debates, and discussions that we observe within civicmirror.com are absolutely incredible. In-class walk-outs, impeachments of student Presidents & Prime Ministers, business deals gone bad, fascists … Continue reading

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Showcasing Blackrock: the Top Country in 2014/15

10th Grade Students Earn Highest Ranking of 7.5 When we released CM Country Rankings last winter, a whole new dynamic was added to Civic Mirror: students could see how good or bad the results of their collective efforts were. Just like the … Continue reading

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