Portal free on Steam until 9-20 for educational benefits
Who says video games can’t be educational? Valve has been finding stories of educators incorporating Portal and Portal 2 into their curriculum. Portal is a puzzle-based shooter that uses physics, challenging players to solve puzzles in order to progress through the game. Using video games such as Portal is beneficial in the learning process for students to become fully engaged in subjects such as math and science.
According to www.learnwithportals.com, “One of the biggest challenges in teaching science, technology, engineering, and math is capturing the students’ imaginations long enough for them to see all of the possibilities that lie ahead."
Using interactive tools like the Portal series to draw them in makes physics, math, logic, spatial reasoning, probability, and problem-solving interesting, cool, and fun which gets us one step closer to our goal—engaged, thoughtful kids!
To help educators’ wallets, Valve has decided to release Portal for free on Steam until 9/20. Portal is available for anyone to download for both PC and Mac.
When you are in your gaming den playing Portal, you can now tell people you’re doing self-improvement exercises by learning more about spatial reasoning and problem-solving while fantasizing about cake.
Source: Learn with Portals.
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