The new Earth Ranger video games, which recently launched on the National Geographic Kids site, are good examples of what we’re already seeing in the new school year: educators are embracing transmedia.
Defined as content which crosses multiple platforms, transmedia is trending in the classroom. This means your child might watch undersea environmentalists on a barrier reef in real-time, then play a video game to gain information for the power point presentation she’ll make to the class.
Of course, teachers have always used AV (Remember when we used the term audio-visual?) to enhance learning, but during this school year, the use of transmedia, including video games like those in the new Earth Ranger series, will be integrated across all academic subjects.