Online gaming has made the world much more exciting almost everywhere except in the classroom. While we now have access to computers and even tablets that feature all kinds of educational games, teachers still use old-fashioned incentives to encourage students. Sure you can get some extra credit by spending copious amounts of time doing challenging problems, but it's not fun and more importantly, cannot be achieved by students that find the subject challenging.
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Earlier this year, two-year old Titus stunned the world with his basketball skills. The young Kansas tot is back and this time with two friends - Hollywood Megastars Channing Tatum and Bradley Cooper, in tow.
Playing video games on a handheld console is fun, but wouldn't it be even more so on the wall of a giant 29-story skyscraper with thousands of people joining in? That's exactly what Drexel University's Professor Frank Lee had in mind when he organized 'The Grandest Game of Pong on the Planet' to kick off Philadelphia's tech week, earlier this year.
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It's 1943 and WW II is raging. To escape the Blitz, 10 yr old Wesley and 14 yr old Charles were evacuated from England. After a treacherous ocean crossing, they arrive in America and are staying with the large and rowdy Ratcliff family on their farm near Richmond, Virginia. Suffering from both culture shock and the trauma of traveling across the U-boat-infested Atlantic, the brothers search for ways to adjust to the rural South, get the hang of American slang, and deal with being cut off from their parents. Author L. M. Elliott brings to light this meticulously-researched story of World War II on U.S. soil.
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The fact that kids love to play games is obvious. But do they love them enough to be convinced to not only eat, but also, enjoy 'yucky' vegetables like carrots, broccoli, tomatoes and even . . . green pepper? That is what Takayuki Kosaka, an assistant Professor at Japan's Kanagawa Institute for Technology is hoping to achieve with a new gaming console that he calls Food Practice Shooter!
In summer of 2011, nine-year old Caine Monroy was twiddling his thumbs at his father's auto parts shop in Los Angeles, wondering what to do over the long summer break, when he suddenly hit upon a brilliant idea - Why not build a gaming arcade?
If you are a board game aficionado, chances are that you are familiar with America's oldest board game - Game of Life, which as the name indicates mimics our lives starting from when we are young all the way to retirement. Now, the remote Yoron island in Japan is transforming itself into a full-size version of the board game - One where fans can participate and experience their entire lives in about seven weeks.
While many companies have attempted to create gesture controlled devices, there are as intuitive as Leap Motion, which uses actions that come naturally to computer users effectively, putting the control right at their fingertips!
Though toys and video games have undergone numerous exciting innovations, the same cannot be said about outdoor playgrounds. Sure there is the occasional fun slide or web, but they are all more or less homogeneous - a few swings, a sand box, a monkey bar or two etc. etc. Where is, the imagination and innovation? Now, two Scandinavian designers finally seem to have seen the light.
Paying $16,000 USD for any kind of sword sounds a little high - But for one that doesn't even exist? That has to be a first. Apparently, that is exactly what an avid Chinese gamer recently forked out. Even more amazing? The virtual sword is part of a brand new video game that has not even been released yet.