With Valve's recently unveiled Steam for Schools initiative, kids will soon be learning subjects like math and physics via Portals in the classroom. Steam for Schools is Valve's push toward education, and they're starting the program in beta by offering a limited version of Steam, featuring Portal 2, the game's level editor, and the Steam Workshop, for free to educators.
Valve's Leslie Redd discussed Steam For Schools to attendees at a Games for Change festival in New York City, saying, "We have a limited version of Steam, which is called 'Steam for Schools.' And what we're doing is asking for teachers, after school programs, organizations – anywhere where there's a student relationship, which includes homeschooling – for them to submit a form to be part of it. It's still in beta," Redd said.
Basically this means that physics class is about to get a lot more creative, engaging, and entertaining. Valve's even created a website called Teach With Portals as a destination for teachers to go to for free lesson plans, news, and more. I definitely recommend checking it out and telling your friends about the initiative.