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Cast Your Vote: Game-Based App Teaches Middle Schoolers About Elections, Issues

Cast Your Vote screenshot: Kid's room with desktop computer and pennants.
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Cast Your Vote

Lively civics sim introduces the hows and whys of voting decisions

Pros: Feels very modern, and gets students to reflect on their positions on important issues.

Cons: Students can't access previous notes during Town Hall meetings, and scorecard at the end is a bit reductive.

Bottom Line: This game valuably shows students the importance of researching candidates and how to do it, and along the way gets students to define their political points-of-view.

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App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. 

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