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Sackboy Comes To UK Classrooms

by Dan Ryckert on Mar 17, 2011 at 01:46 PM

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Sony is pushing education in a recent LittleBigPlanet 2-based initiative. In the UK, the company is launching the Teacher Pack and they'd like to have it in schools by the beginning of the summer term in May. It features instructions for teachers and demonstrations of how the game can be used in the classroom, and it's compatible with Move.

“The pack will be a really useful way of starting to track and develop interest and involvement in games-based learning,” said SCEE senior vice president Ray Maguire. Playstation Move courses are also being provided to teachers, and these demonstrate how the accessory can be used for physics and mathematics.

Maguire continued, “Consoles don’t just play games – they are sophisticated media players. 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."

Seems like a pretty cool idea. I know I'd have loved to spend my school hours working on LittleBigPlanet creations.

Source: MCV UK