For those of us who remember chalkboards, learning to write in cursive and memorizing the multiplication tables, the idea of video games in classrooms seems like some sort of joke.
But while we talk kids’ ears off about having to walk three miles to school, uphill (both ways), educational institutions are leaning on video games to help students retain information. These local startups are part of that movement.
A relative newcomer to LA, PINKFONG is a subsidiary of Seoul-based educational gaming startup SmartStudy. Equal parts edtech, family tech and media company, PINKFONG creates videos, games and content designed to make learning fun, positing that kids learn most when they’re not stuck in some boring classroom.
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