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A New School Teaches Students Through Videogames

An 11-year-old boy taps furiously on a laptop, blasting enemies as he weaves through a maze. They wipe him out before he can reach the end-game over. Frustrated, he opens the game's programming window, adjusts the gravity setting, and this time bounds over the baddies. Victory!

This could be the future of American education, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. The Quest to Learn school opened last September in Manhattan, welcoming the first class of sixth-graders who will learn almost entirely through videogame-inspired activities, an educational strategy geared to keep kids engaged and prepare them for high-tech careers

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bobajake3322d ago

why doesn't my school do that?

Solidus187-SCMilk3322d ago

a game called NUMBER MUNCHERS. A frog that ate numbers. YEH im hard core like that.

Government Cheese3322d ago

I remember playing MATH BLASTER and Carmen San Diego in first grade.

Solidus187-SCMilk3320d ago

math blaster was always fun too.

hitthegspot3322d ago

Give them a break, their only 11...

multipayer3322d ago

Frustrated, he opens the firefox window, adjusts the google setting, and this time bounds over the grammar. Victory!

I think they may be on to something.

LeonSKennedy4Life3322d ago

Lol.

I was about to say "they're", but I saw your comment.

Good job.

Redlogic3322d ago

I think its awesome how some people have figured out how to apply video games to learning. It's about time those people (people with power specifically) realized what an untapped resource this was. If only school was that awesome when I was in 6th grade. I'm sure most of us would agree on that. I had Oregon Trail on those old school Apple computers and it was amazing!

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