As more new video games target educational topics, they have the potential to become powerful classroom tools, some educators and scientists say. "[With text books] they might read something, drag vocabulary words onto paper, or use their math, but they're not really integrated into it," said Virginia AP biology teacher Netia Elam, whose students recently tested "Immune Attack," a game that offers insight into the human immune system. "Because they are playing video games, they were really engrossed in what they were doing. They took on more of an interest and more of an initiative to pay attention."

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