SIMS in the Classroom

SIMS Special NeedsUK Florida educator, Mechelle De Craene, is experimenting with using the SIMS video game, as a method for helping her special needs students learn to express their stories. She says in her blog posting, The Sims 2.0 & Students with Special Needs.

My newest classroom-based pilot research project is coming along well. I am exploring The Sims game with my students with special needs with regard to writing in English class. It’s fun watching as the kids’ virtual stories unfold. Additionally, the kids are producing awesome “Sims Stories” with detailed plots. Oh, the virtual drama middle schoolers can create!

This seems like something to pay attention too.

De Craene, Mechelle. “The Sims 2.0 & Students with Special Needs.” [Weblog Mechelle De Craene :: Weblog] 30 Aug 2006. 31 Aug 2006 <>.

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.