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21st century news

Building a news-based game to guide middle schoolers as they learn 21st century digital literacy skills, content creation & civic engagement

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Education
  • Location Franklin, MI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 1

Company Summary

The game, called Our Story, helps players develop communication skills essential for success in a global information economy. Sold to schools, parents and camps, Our Story syncs with common core standards in language arts and social studies, supplementing or replacing traditional texts with an interactive, student-centered way of learning. Players report news of their communities using text, video, audio. info visualization & cartoons.


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    Emilia Shirin Askari
    Founder and CEO

    Emilia is a prize-winning journalist, mother of tweens and teacher who wants more people to appreciate the difference between a Facebook update and real news. A 2011 grad of the University of Michigan School of Information master's program, Emilia also has a master's in journalism from Columbia and a bachelor's in economics from Brown. She teaches environmental journalism at UM and co-directs the Living Textbook project at Dearborn's Unis School.