Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Florida library adds educational video games to its collection

Eager bookworms visiting the Pembroke Pines Library this summer will find a new addition between the latest biographies and great works of poetry. But it won’t be another great read…instead it will be EDUCATIONAL VIDEO GAMES!

Designed to keep kids in the ‘game’ of learning and reinforcing key math concepts, the DimensionM instructional software engages students in a series of quick-paced, immersive missions that incorporate 3D graphics, sound, animation and storylines comparable to those in most popular commercial video games. By successfully navigating the hundreds of embedded math and algebra lessons, students rack up points and master math concepts discussed during the school year.

“Today’s children require new methods of engagement,” said Ntiedo Etuk, chief executive officer and co-founder of Tabula Digita. “They think, learn, and process information differently and technology has accelerated the speed at which this generation is garnering knowledge. Having educational games available in a local library is a perfect union for collaboration, discovery and most of all learning!”

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