For some schoolchildren physics is a chore, for others a breeze. But for the pupils in Shawn Young’s class, it is a game.
Mr Young, who teaches physics to 16-year-olds at a school in Quebec, Canada, has turned to video games in a bid to make the children in his class pay more attention. He had dubbed the system he has developed World of Classcraft to acknowledge its debt to online game World of Warcraft. Continue reading “How to use games to teach physics”