Jimmy Newland, a high school teacher in Houston, seriously takes the cake. He took with my physics lessons and recreated them better than I could have imagined in his physics classroom.
You have to check out his blog and hear his students talking about their experiments to fully appreciate the kind of learning that can take place when students get free reign to explore and learn inside a virtual world.
Here’s a sample of a student talking about his experiment in terminal velocity.
Great job, Jimmy! I’m incredibly happy to see that Portal helped make learning physics fun for your students 🙂