Thanks to Yogzgm fromt he Muslim Gamer Forums for the heads up on this one. It looks like the guys over at Valve have decided to get all educational with Portal. Until Spetember 20 you can get the original Portal game for FREE! So as if TF2 wasnt enough, you can now add Portal to the list.
On thelearningwithportals.com site there is a link to the steam store page for Portal. It doesn’t look like there are any referral links so you should be able to go straight to the Portal page on steam and download it onto your steam account. Remember its only available till the 20th of September so get cracking. While the site is aimed at the education sector but the site link you directly to Steam, I don’t think there is anything wrong with downloading the game even if you aren’t in education, but if im wrong, feel free to correct me Gabe
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When we heard the buzz surrounding the new role video games are playing in education, we had to throw our hat in the ring. Today, innovative educators are finding ways to incorporate Portal™ and Portal 2 into their classrooms—helping teach physics and critical-thinking skills. It’s eye-opening to see how video games can be used in amazing and unexpected ways to help educate our next generation.
One of the biggest challenges in teaching science, technology, engineering, and math is capturing the students’ imaginations long enough for them to see all of the possibilities that lie ahead.
Using interactive tools like the Portal series to draw them in makes physics, math, logic, spatial reasoning, probability, and problem-solving interesting, cool, and fun which gets us one step closer to our goal—engaged, thoughtful kids!