Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Clean, Virtual World for Children

Poptropica is a clean, virtual world for children. Children can travel in this world and complete quests; to do so, they must don their 'thinking caps'. It's an advergaming site for Post Cereal. Click on the word 'Poptropica' in the first sentence and watch the video.

2 comments:

brspeer said...

From the video, it appears to be clean and fun, but is there any learning that takes place? You mentioned something about it being brain stimulating, and I guess I was unable to detect that from the video. My question, I guess, is how would this be used authentically in a classroom?

writemind said...

Thanks for your comment, but I would not use it in a classroom. I suggested it as an recreational use because some children, when at home, go to inappropriate sites. The site does require children to read, seek items, and solve problems.