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Category Archives: CM News

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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Announcing New Pricing Structure

Good News for Everyone Because one CM license creates one simulated country scenario for a class of students to share, we have always charged on a per-class basis. Effective immediately, our pricing structure has changed whereby the “freebie” kicks in on the second license, … Continue reading

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What the What? Social Studies Tournaments!!?

Oh Yes, It’s True. With our recently released Country Rankings feature, classes can compare and contrast how well their Civic Mirror countries are doing to other ones around the world. For example, with roughly a month left in the 2014/15 school year, … Continue reading

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CM Educator Wins National Award

Ms. Sara Shackett, Social Studies Teacher of the Year In the process of seeking user feedback for our Country Rankings features, we learned that Ms. Sara Shackett, the superstar teacher from Lakewood, Colorado, was the recipient of this year’s NCSS Social … Continue reading

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CM 2.5.0 – Country Rankings Arrive!

We are proud to announce that Civic Mirror Country Rankings have arrived, providing students and educators with in-game metrics that can be used for inter-class competitions, as well as data for deeper analysis and comparative studies. Let’s first explain how they … Continue reading

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Richard Dreyfuss and Protecting Democracy

Not Teaching Civic Education Is Suicide While best known as the lead actor in movies like Jaws and Mr. Holland’s Opus, Richard Dreyfuss has been working to improve civic education for well over a decade. And we’re not talking just TV interviews here… Dreyfuss … Continue reading

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New! Citizen Leader Board and Better Stats Pages

The Civic Mirror Team is proud to present CM 2.4.8 which includes some cool new features that will make the CM experience even better. Citizen Leaders & News Page In our current initiative to make the shared Civic Mirror community more … Continue reading

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New! CM Course Outline for Ontario’s New Civics 10 Curriculum

You Asked, We Listened… In 2013, Ontario’s Ministry of Education released the revised curricular outcomes for CHV20, better known as “Civics 10”.  We are proud to announce our new statement of fit for this new curriculum, and a lesson-by-lesson course outline … Continue reading

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Feature Article: “Civics ~ Own It”

By Jessica Alletson, Social Science Teacher @ Glebe Collegiate Institute This past year, Ms. Jessica Alletson wrote an incredible article that was recently published by the OHASSTA periodical Rapport, in which she mentions the role Civic Mirror played in her civic education … Continue reading

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Civic Mirror is Heartbleed Proof – and why you should care.

Usually, when System Administration and Security are done well, they’re invisible – you only notice it when something has gone wrong and you’re waiting for a fix. Then occasionally an issue comes along that puts system security in the spotlight. … Continue reading

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