The Educational Value of Gaming

The Educational Value of Gaming
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

The following video is a short excerpt of a 7th grade field trip to gaming giant Valve’s headquarters. However, this was not just a tour of the facilities, this was an engaging educational experience that was specifically designed to challenge, inspire and push the creative boundaries of these students through the use of the popular video game Portal.

“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!” says Valve, and I couldn’t agree more.

I am a huge fan of educational gaming and love to hear about things like this when I find them. Check out more about this program by visiting

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