Success Story

Civicate Creates Interactive Civics Videos for Remote Learning.

INDUSTRY

K-12

HEADQUARTERS

San Francisco, CA

SIZE

1

OVERVIEW     +

Civicate, an organization focused on energizing civics education, sought to transform its non-partisan educational videos into interactive curriculum for middle school students. Civicate was designed by a student for students, to inspire youth to learn about our American democracy, and how government works so that they can better engage as citizens.

CHALLENGE    +

Turn to low-code template based solutions to build everything from her website, to immersive learning content

After fielding inquiries and requests from many teachers to turn Civicate videos into interactive curriculum, founder Kathleen turned to low-code template based solutions to build everything from her website, to immersive learning content. Because Kathleen’s technical skills and time were limited, as a high-school student, she turned to Curriki to transform her content into actionable curriculum that could be utilized by teachers and consumed by students, anywhere, anytime.

In addition to needing free and easy tools to build upon, Kathleen was tasked with turning informational videos into lessons.

SOLUTION    +

Civicate transformed static videos into with engaging questions and interactions.

Utilizing Curriki’s open source content authoring tool CurrikiStudio, Civicate was able to create short engaging content for students, available on any device, for free. By partnering with one of Curriki’s learning designers, Civicate transformed static videos into with engaging questions and interactions, for a lean-forward activity based learning experience.

“It is really easy for kids to zone out when they’re watching a learning video, even those that are fun and animated like the Civicate videos,” commented Kathleen. “Now, with interactions that check for understanding, students will be more engaged with the material. They can move along at the pace that is right for them, track their own progress, retry questions they’ve answered incorrectly, and receive immediate feedback.”

“I designed Civicate because my work with middle school students highlighted the need for civic education in schools. The bite-sized video lessons, now with engaging interactions, will help students understand our government so they can better engage as citizens,” commented Katie Sandhu, creator of Civicate. “The talent and creativity of the Curriki team has been truly inspirational, and I look forward to continuing our partnership.”

Katie
Director

OUTCOMES   +

Help students understand our government.

The bite-sized video lessons, now with engaging interactions, will help students understand our government so they can better engage as citizens.

Civics enthusiasts and educators are encouraged to join CurrikiStudio.
To access the Civicate Interactive Video collection and with the platform’s one-click publishing tool, add it to their Learning Management Systems, where they can assign it to their students. The videos are also available on civicate.org.
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