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Free Game Offers a Hard Look at Choices & Poverty

screenshot of Spent app "Find a place to live"

Spent

Provocative, first-person look at poverty builds empathy 

Pros: Quick, compelling introduction to key social issue.

Cons: No additional resources to aid classroom use.

Bottom Line: It'll need some scaffolding, but for students ready for the subject matter it's a great -- if sobering -- way to illustrate to students the daily realities and struggles of poverty in America. 

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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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