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Quest Atlantis

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Quest Atlantis

Quest Atlantis (QA) is an international learning and teaching project that uses a 3D multi-user environment to immerse children, ages 9-16, in educational tasks. QA combines strategies used in the commercial gaming environment with lessons from educational research on learning and motivation. Participation in this game is designed to enhance the lives of children while helping them grow into knowledgeable, responsible, and empathetic adults.

Quotes from Students

“I like using Quest Atlantis because it teaches me how to stay focused and to do tasks in order.”
—Jennifer 5th Grade Student

“I know it was only a play world, but it like got me thinking about differently how I interact with friends and why school matters.”
—Jenny 6th Grade Student

Quotes from Teachers

“This is SOOOO user friendly!”
—4th Grade Teacher

“Quest Atlantis is not only teaching my students computer skills, but it is also giving them the much needed Reading skills that will help them in their daily schoolwork and state standardized tests. After reviewing the program myself, I knew that my students would enjoy going to the lab and working to complete the missions. Completing missions has changed many of my student’s attitudes in the classroom when it comes to completing daily work on time. Just as with Quest Atlantis, they must complete a task in order to move on to the next mission. Quest Atlantis is also sharpening my student’s higher thinking skills as well. With this program, they have to think “outside the box” and put themselves into real world situations.”
—7th Grade Teacher

This sounds like a fantastic tool.

Take a look.

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Written by sammi

September 20, 2010 at 9:49 am

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