Do you think games can be used to teach students? Maybe GameDesk will help you think of this possibility. Personally I’m pretty interested in GameDesk, able to create a game and learn Math at the same time? That’s just fantastic. Compared to how I learned, memorization and regurgitation rather than understanding and digesting the information, I think this is the way to go. But I guess creating a game takes quite a while, so creating a game to understand quadratic formula might be too much. Perhaps just an implementation of a game that requires the students to program based on the concept of quadratic formula will be sufficient. But GameDesk probably has all this figured out.
And also check out the awesome animation by RSA, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA.
On first look it might not be impressive, but wait. Matt Pearce did it on a 1984 Macintosh! Okay that seems much cooler.