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Valve announces Steam for Schools, helps teachers create educational Portal 2 levels

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Who ever said being a scientific guinea pig couldn't be educational? With Steam for Schools, teachers can now use Portal 2's level editor to create lessons focused on boosting critical thinking, spatial reasoning and problem solving skills. Announced at the Games for Change festival in New York City, the educator edition of Steam comes with a free copy of Portal 2 and the Portal 2 Puzzle Maker.
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Portal 2 Level Editor Out Soon

Entertainment / Video Games : IGN PC Games (3 years ago)

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Entertainment / Video Games : Joystiq (3 years ago)

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