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Moving middle-schoolers with dance game

The Seattle Times reports:

"Stacy Cho is the sort of teacher who, after a day convincing middle-schoolers that math is cool, goes home to work on her national teaching certification and her administrator's credential, plays "Rock Band" with her husband on their Xbox 360 and then wakes up in the middle of the night with a great idea to get her students up and moving.

"I'm known as having a lot of energy," Cho said.

For that middle-of-the-night idea - an interactive, virtual dance game - Cho won the $75,000 first prize in a global contest sponsored by HopeLab, a nonprofit seeking ways to increase physical activity among middle-school-aged kids. The group hopes to develop a prototype of the game by the end of the year and then explore whether it can be commercially developed and marketed."

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