Behold, LittleBigPlanet 2 Gets 'Teacher Pack' For Schools And Teachers

By Colin Tan on March 16, 2011, 1:53AM EDT
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Your eyes do not deceive you, fellow gamers. Sony and Media Molecule are prepping a Teacher Pack for LittleBigPlanet 2, in hopes that teachers and schools will adopt the PS3 in the classroom for "games-based learning."

"The pack will be a really useful way of starting to track and develop interest and involvement in games-based learning," SCEE senior VP Ray Maguire told MCV. "We hope that Media Molecule will have this created by the start of the summer term in May."

The pack will include instructions and demos of National Curriculum-based levels that other teachers have made. Students will use the PlayStation Move to play these specially made levels. Moreover, the motion control device can be used for math where it can track the distance an object is thrown and calculate its landing time and speed.

"Consoles don't just play games "“ they are sophisticated media players," added Maguire. "There is no reason why you can't play open standard educational content such as videos, audio and web-based lessons through a games console like the PlayStation 3.

"And it is not just video games. It is richer content too "“ including video, Flash and audio.

"I think there is a great case for a national Digital Curriculum to complement the existing Curriculum."

Source: MCV

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