Little Big Planet 2 A Teaching Aid?

Posted By | On 16th, Mar. 2011 Under Industry News, News

In May a ‘teacher pack’ will be released for LBP 2 in a bid by Sony to get the PS3  into the classroom as a learning tool. It will include “National Curriculum-based in-game levels that other teachers have made.” Sony are also providing “PlayStation Move courses for teachers, which explain how the motion accessory can be used in the classroom for mathematics.”

Thanks to MCV for the info.

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  • tareq salah

    this could be a new way of engaging kids in puzzle solving activities. where puzzle levels are created, and a teacher would give the kids in class a chance to solve them using the move controller. it’s a fun brain stimulating new idea.

  • PrivatePyle

    Getting in to some untapped territory here.
    Hey, it’s a great idea, don’t get me wrong, it bridges the afterschool activity of (probably) most kids and their schoolwork together….but I think this will work no better than those TV infomercials where it’s advertised as boosting your brain power.

    But I’m also pretty pessimistic.

  • shastyxmcnasty

    Its a simple fact that young kids (and old ones too) are going to play video games over doing their home work and studies. Instead of forcing kids to do something they dont want to do it’s nice to see the teachers approach the kids on a medium they are friendly and familiar with, is it going to replace math? probably not, can it be a way to introduce kids to logical thinking and reasoning, probably.

  • tareq salah

    I dont think it.’s going to work with older kids. Maybe elementary and kindergarden. Little big planet looks too childish for upper lebels.

  • tareq salah

    i actually this it would be cool if some people design levels, were parents at home could use to play with their children and teach their kids using the move controls, this would be easier than installing ps3 consoles at schools.

  • DirectingChaos

    When ever you hear people that didn’t do well in school talk about it they say its because they got bored and usually the cause behind it is they didn’t feel that subject related to them so by using a familiar games character like Sackboy personally I think can help and will work for many ages groups as its still a series bought by millions people of across all ages.

  • tareq salah

    well, this still needs lots of well made levels with great puzzle ideas and teaching materials.
    sack boy is likable character. i see kids in school paying attention to him. and with the introduction of play station move, it would be easier for kids to play this game.

    sont could start a competition for education level design for a start.

  • jbg0623

    Very Very smart move by sony, implimenting their harware and software in the classroom as learning tools is a great idea. Especially if they want to truly make it a main stream console.

  • bman128

    I think it would encourage learning to a degree but normal methods are still important. Kind of interested in what exactly they will do about this

  • doub7

    Think this is a great idea. LBP is so good @ encouraging creativity, which is missing in most schools. Think it will make the kids sit up & pay attention as well. Man I luv LBP.


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