Part of an educational tool to teach science, technology, engineering and math in a way that can interest students (since even as adults this can be a problem) Valve has decided to lend a helping hand by offering the original Portal for free until September 20.
Valve believes that using interactive tools, namely video games, draws children into learning about the more complex things in life like spatial reasoning, probability and problem-solving and making them interesting, cool and fun which not only gets kids to pay more attention, but brings about a sense of imagination and interaction in an otherwise boring sit and listen style classroom.
Below is a video of the Evergreen School getting a chance to visit Valve and learning to use the portal 2 level creator to better understand the fun in imagination through science.
The game isn’t only available for free to students or schools; anyone can download the game by simply visiting the homepage for portal. So if you haven’t already, now is your chance to get one of my personal favorite games for a lot less than what I paid for it four years ago.