Stephen Astley, a very crafty assistant headteacher at a UK high school, has created an educational game based around doing homework and revision that kids actually seem to like. Technology professor and department head of another UK high school, Jo Bleasdale, is impressed:
“I decided to use it with the year seven group and can’t believe the reaction. The pupils love it. It really motivates them but what is good is that they can play and learn in a safe, controlled environment and are even going home and playing it.”
Now we just need a game that gets kids to eat their greens and tie their shoes.