N.Y. fifth-graders learn research, tech skills by designing video games

05/30/2013 | Staten Island Advance (N.Y.)

A public-private partnership through the Manhattan-based nonprofit group PENCIL recently had 30 fifth-graders at PS 3 in Pleasant Plains, N.Y., working in teams to conduct research and develop educational video games that contain no violent content. The students created the virtual-reality games based on one of three themes -- "Life on Mars," "Egypt Quest" or "How to be a Hero" -- designed to tie into the academic curriculum.

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