We will be sending out hardcopies of program handbooks, posters and a small number of Future City T-shirts from years past, this week.
If you are using the MAC version of the New Simcity then you probably are experiencing some problems. We are working to get that fixed and will send out more information next week.
We're at the beginning of the competition. Educators should be having conversations with their classes about cities and the characterisitcs and features they have and which ones they might want in their city.
Discussions about how cities get their names is also a point of discussion in preparation for the city narrartive essay.
You may also want to start the conversation about transportation, what kinds are there, their pros and cons and what new technologies are out there. We have loaded several videos on this subjecct on our facebook page as a resource.
Remember to get your IT specialist involved in loading your software and checking firewalls these are unique to each school and can cause problems with the software both downloading, running and accessing the internet. Any technical problem really needs to be addressed by them first.
Allow your students time to 'play' with the game and learn its features and the effects of design decisions now before they begin to actually design their city.
For more information please visit our external regional website at: http://spsu.edu/futurecity
Follow us on our Facebook page Future City Competition Georgia Region for the latest updates, links and pictures.
And on our LINKEDIN group page Future City Competition Georgia to connect with other Educators, Mentors and Volunteers.
If you have any questions just send us at email.