Game pilot teaches students self-advocacy skills

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Greensburg Salem Middle School students are learning more about standing up for themselves and others thanks to a new iPad video game being piloted in their school. The game, created by Simcoach Games, uses virtual role playing to help students decide how to respond to different situations their characters face in a simulated school setting. According to an article in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, players use dialog options and make choices at key moments to control the direction of the game story. Watching the consequences of their choices helps students develop “soft skills” that potential employers are looking such as self-advocacy.