Some of Robin Smorenberg’s students were shooting aliens on their iPads, The New York Times reports. “Ooh, I almost died!” one of them exclaimed at De Windhoek, the only primary school in the small Dutch town of Egmond-Binnen.  But Mr. Smorenberg did not mind. He had instructed his students to download the game, Math Evolve, which is part of the curriculum and which requires players to both shoot aliens and collect numbers that add up to a certain figure. “We are very enthusiastic and we have seen great results,” Mr. Smorenberg said of his students, who are mostly 11 years old. The use of educational apps “has become an integrated part of their school life.”

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