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I recently came across an article about World Education Games. It got me so interested I had to check out their website. Well, we are too young to participate since it's for students 4-18 years of age. But since it is an annual global online challenge, we'll maybe try it at some other time. But for all of you out there, who might want to try this out. Here is some information. The goal of the games is to get kids excited about learning, and to give the top students in all schools an opportunity to see how they measure up against the best in the world. As they claim on their website last year, over 5 million students were a part of what is now the world’s largest online education event.
What is really cool is that the event is completely free. It is split into three days and focuses on three topics literacy, mathematics and science.You can register from the 1st of February on and the rest of the schedule is as follows:
5 March* - World Literacy Day 6 March* - World Maths Day 7 March* - World Science Day 22 March - Global award presentations begin with the Official World Education Games Awards Ceremony, to be held in 2013 at the Sydney Opera House.
* This is a world event so please remember, to check the times for your state, because the event may begin on the previous calendar day for you, based on your timezone location.
The organizers say that the questions in the games are fun and take an unique approach and are designed to foster curiosity and excitement about science, whilst helping students to improve their ability to answer knowledge, application and reasoning questions. They especially encourage whole schools to apply. Just reading about it got me excited and well I wish I could join.
For more information on these very interesting games here is a link to their website, where everything is explaind in more detailed manner: http://www.worldeducationgames.com/WEG2013.
I am not in any way affiliated with the World Education Games. I just wanted to share the info to all who might be interested and please feel free to share this post with your friends and family.