At this weeks Games for Change festival in New York City, Valve has announced they are currently working on a new version of their Steam gaming network for schools, aptly called “Steam For Schools”.
Valve has recently begun collaborating with educators to develop game-related teaching tools that revolve around STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.
The new Steam For Schools Valve’s latest edutainment project, will provide a “limited version of Steam” featuring a Portal 2, game’s level editor for students and teachers to be able to create physics based levels within the game.
Valve will also provide its workshop for hosting and organising user-created levels, so that they can be tried and tested by users. Valve’s Leslie Redd explains:
“We have a limited version of Steam, which is called ‘Steam for Schools.’ And what we’re doing is asking for teachers, after school programs, organizations – anywhere where there’s a student relationship, which includes homeschooling – for them to submit a form to be part of it. It’s still in beta,”
For more information visit, Valve’s “Teach with Portals” website.
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