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Teach with Portals

Teach with Portals
Jun 14, 2012 Valve recently began collaborating with educators to develop game-related teaching tools that revolve around STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. We’ve created Teach With Portals as a destination for this partnership, providing free content and game design tools, as well as an interactive community for exchanging lessons and experiences. Welcome to the new, free educational collection of puzzles and teacher-created content from Valve’s best-selling game, Portal 2, an engaging 3D puzzle-solving game. Based on Valve’s technology, the Portal 2 Puzzle Maker takes place in an environment with realistic physics – a playground rich with opportunities for educational fun. We understand that learning is not fulfilled by a one-size-fits-all approach, so we’re engaging with a community of educators, parents and students to create infinite possibilities for learning.

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Official Portal 2 Website - Blog Today we're opening up the beta of the Portal 2 Authoring Tools to everyone! It's available as a free download for all owners of the PC version of Portal 2 and can be found under the "Tools" tab in Steam. The Portal 2 Authoring Tools include versions of the same tools we used to make Portal 2. They'll allow you to create your own singleplayer and co-op maps, new character skins, 3D models, sound effects, and music. Here's what's included: - Updated version of Hammer, the Source level editor - Updated Faceposer - Example maps and instances to help build new maps - Updated suite of command-line compiling utilities If you want to get started on the beta, we suggest joining two mailing lists:Portal 2 ListGeneral Source List

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Blog à propos de l'utilisation de jeux videos tels que Portal 2, Universe Sandbox ou encore Puzzle Maker dans un but pédagogique au sein des écoles. by nicolastridemy Apr 4

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