Korean Schoolbook Doodles Make Learning More Fashionable

Teacher Warns Parents: Anime Leads to Bad Grades

Chinese students, like students across the world, have summer break: a time when they're free to pursue non-scholarly activities. Unfortunately for a group of students, their interest in anime and comics have been hindered by an overzealous teacher. » 8/06/14 6:00am 8/06/14 6:00am

Turning School Into An RPG Where You Level Up By Studying

I thought we all agreed gamification was deeply uncool and never to be mentioned again? That hasn't stopped Classcraft's RPG-based program for schools spreading to 25 countries and planning to go freemium. » 6/04/14 5:30am 6/04/14 5:30am

Hardcore Studying in China Looks Absolutely Frightening

Exams! If you are a student, you have them. And probably hate them. But your methods of staying awake probably aren't as interesting—and downright scary—as these. » 1/10/14 8:23am 1/10/14 8:23am

Can't Concentrate On Studying? Try This Box

Dubbed the "Study Cube," this wooden box allows you or someone you love to buckle down and study, study, study. And when they are tired of studying, they can study some more. » 9/09/13 7:30am 9/09/13 7:30am

These Anti-Cheating Hats Make Me Sad

A university in Thailand offered a novel way to prevent students from sneaking peeks at classmates' tests: Anti-cheating hats. Depressingly humiliating anti-cheating hats. » 8/19/13 8:00am 8/19/13 8:00am

Japanese University Makes Special “Forever Alone” Dining Tables

One of Japan's most prestigious institutions, Kyoto University, has installed new lunchroom seats for students who don't want others to watch them while they eat. Alone. » 7/29/13 5:30am 7/29/13 5:30am

Samurai Yetis and Ninja Werewolves: How One Teacher Turned Sixth Grade…

Editor's Note: Ben Bertoli is a longtime Kotaku reader and commenter, a lifetime, dedicated video gamer, and a sixth-grade teacher in Indiana. He reached out to Kotaku this past week to share the story of how he turned his class into a role-playing game. The enthusiasm and motivation of the children in Bertoli's class… » 3/04/12 1:00pm 3/04/12 1:00pm

7th-Graders Make a Paper-Mache Video Game You Can't Play

Elisabeth Willis is my kind of art teacher. She's encouraging her students to create their own video game characters in real life. Her 7th grade class assignment was so popular this spring that she's already been asked to put together a panel for the National Art Educators Association—and she's not even a full-time… » 5/18/11 3:00pm 5/18/11 3:00pm

Some College Kids Get to Play Portal for Class Credit

"Enduring Questions" is a mandatory class for freshmen at Wabash College. The syllabus? Gilgamesh, Aristotle, Goffman, Donne…and Portal. That's because it's taught by Michael "Brainy Gamer" Abbot, profiled in this piece by Patrick Klepek that's certainly worth reading on Giant Bomb. » 5/18/11 12:40pm 5/18/11 12:40pm

Teaching First-Graders with Minecraft

When his five-year-old daughter built a treehouse by herself in Minecraft, Joel Levin, a computer teacher at Manhattan's Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, got the idea to try incorporating the PC game into his lesson plan at school. He worried about numerous possibilities that the game would simply be… » 4/03/11 6:00pm 4/03/11 6:00pm

British Schoolteacher Finks on 600 Kids Over Late Night Gaming

In what sounds like the opening to a Dr. Seuss book, parents of all 600 children in Mr Gribble's school got a fearful note saying their kids report to class sleepy and distracted, because they're up as late as 4 a.m. playing video games. » 3/09/11 9:30pm 3/09/11 9:30pm

Making Bomb-Filled Video Game Maps Of Your School Is A Bad Idea

Just because video games give you the tools to recreate your school as a battlefield doesn't mean you should use them. This morning five Louisville, Kentucky, middle school students learned this lesson the hard way. » 1/13/11 3:20pm 1/13/11 3:20pm

There's Now A Shooter To Teach People How To Play Shooters

If you suck at shooters - think Call of Duty, Team Fortress 2 and Battlefield - then you probably need help. You could ask your friends, but for a less embarrassing solution, you could try FPS Trainer. » 11/08/10 4:30am 11/08/10 4:30am

How To Study The Hacker

A New York University professor teaches a course in the history of hackers and hacking. Oh, to be back at NYU and be able to take interesting courses like this. » 9/22/10 10:40am 9/22/10 10:40am

Let's Abolish Schools And Teach Children With Video Games

For thousands of years, societies taught and trained their children through immersive gameplay and storytelling. Prospect Magazine's Julian Gough wonders why we ever stopped, and ponders a fantasy world where the games of today form the children of tomorrow. » 3/31/10 11:40am 3/31/10 11:40am

Boston School Training The Next Video Game Composers

Composers working on video game soundtracks seem to either be veterans of game-making or TV/movie folks crashing the medium. Take note, then, of schools like Berklee Music College in Boston that just might train people to compose music for games. » 1/19/10 1:00pm 1/19/10 1:00pm

Osaka Schools Passing Out DSs

Reports say that about 10 middle and elementary schools in Osaka will start handing out Nintendo DS consoles to students next January. Nintendo's plan to control the world: 80% complete. » 3/12/09 8:20pm 3/12/09 8:20pm

Scholastic Called Out For Selling Games in Schools

I was surprised. late last year, when I discovered venerable publisher Scholastic selling video games during their annual book fair at my son's elementary school. Apparently, I wasn't the only one. » 2/10/09 11:00am 2/10/09 11:00am