I don’t know if you’ve seen this video before:
Steam have created “Teach with Portals”, a website that allows educators to sign up to gain access to an educational version of Portal 2 and the Portal 2 puzzle maker. The software uses realistic physics (just like the other Portal games) and inspires teachers and students to create their own puzzles, explore different worlds, and share custom lesson plans.
Here’s what the official site says about Teach With Portals:
Get started with Portal 2 and the Puzzle Maker and download a copy to try out this summer. By signing up, educators also gain access to the Valve Education forum, where teachers from around the world share insights and advice on effective uses of video game technology in the classroom.
I haven’t got a class of my own to use this with, but I’ll be passing on the word and seeing what results.
…As long as they don’t start making advertising for their lessons like this: