Technology in School

Valve announces Steam for Schools

Jun 27, 2012

STEAM POWERED: Kids, remember Steam as the go-to platform for Counter-Strike matches? (And consequently, counterproductive to homework and studying.) Now, parents and teachers may find a bit of comfort knowing that Steam is no longer just hosting all-night shoot-em-up's. Developer, Valve, has officially announced Steam for Schools, where educators can use a special version of acclaimed blockbuster Portal 2 that focuses on critical thinking, spatial reasoning and problem-solving skills. The Teach with Portals program allows students and teachers to create their own puzzles and STEM exercises, and offers in-depth lesson plans. Fans of the game should get a chuckle from PCGamer's coverage lead: "GLaDOS is recruiting new test subjects, and they might be your kids."

Technology in School

Valve announces Steam for Schools

Jun 27, 2012

STEAM POWERED: Kids, remember Steam as the go-to platform for Counter-Strike matches? (And consequently, counterproductive to homework and studying.) Now, parents and teachers may find a bit of comfort knowing that Steam is no longer just hosting all-night shoot-em-up's. Developer, Valve, has officially announced Steam for Schools, where educators can use a special version of acclaimed blockbuster Portal 2 that focuses on critical thinking, spatial reasoning and problem-solving skills. The Teach with Portals program allows students and teachers to create their own puzzles and STEM exercises, and offers in-depth lesson plans. Fans of the game should get a chuckle from PCGamer's coverage lead: "GLaDOS is recruiting new test subjects, and they might be your kids."

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