With the tremendous interest of people with games, it is not at all surprising that many are equally interested in games development. In the crowd sourcing platform Kickstarter for example, there is a big number of successfully funded Kickstarter games. Aside from this though, teens and parents may be interested to know that there are other interesting developments happening as well in the platform. The educational television series “Travel Thru History”‘ and the educational web-based TV show “The Number Hunter Promo” are just samples of this.
Travel Thru History
Travel Thru History seeks to tell the story of every city in the US. Each story will tell how and why each city is the way it is today. The program is especially geared towards teens and their parents in the hope that they will follow through in the future by traveling to the place featured.
To hold the interest of the viewers, it makes use of incredible visuals with editing and soundtrack that are best described as fast-paced and thumping, respectively. The creators of this show sought to erase the perception that educational shows are always boring and horrible. This show begs to disagree. When the creators were actively soliciting funding for this, their main pitch was that every donation helps towards the creation of educational programming.
The Number Hunter Promo
This show is a cross between Crocodile Hunter and Bill Nye the Science Guy. From a creator who is also a mathematician who used to dread and hate math comes this show that will prove once and for all that learning and math can indeed be fun when taught correctly.
The Plan is to produce 12 episodes with each introducing one topic in math. The main objective is to make math learning fun just like how Bill Nye made science learning exciting. The characters will be in hunting gear as they explore all corners of the world in their learning. This show can possibly make learning as fun as playing Kickstarter games.
There are not so many good educational shows on air today as they appear not to be very commercially productive endeavors. This sentiment seems to be echoed in Kickstarter since there are not many project proposals of the same nature. Of the few who have proposed, a lot fewer have obtained successful funding. Herein lies the dilemma of education through TV.