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Technology matters => Entertainment consoles => Topic started by: Benhctc on July 03, 2007, 05:19:26 PM

Title: Using Nintendo DS in education?
Post by: Benhctc on July 03, 2007, 05:19:26 PM
Hi all,

I work at a school who are looking to use the Nintendo DS and some of the educational software with students to help boost things like basic literacy and numeracy skills.

I am basically asking for help from anyone who has experience with this software or experience of using DSs in a school environment... What is the potential of this project?

I would welcome any advice ranging from suitable software available to the logistics of looking after and charging a class set. ... Can feedback from a class set of DSs be sent to a teacher?

Please - if you have any knowledge or experience that you think we would benefit from however small, it would be much appreciated.



Title: Re: Using Nintendo DS in education?
Post by: sambalsotong on July 04, 2007, 05:59:44 PM

Have started to experiment with Nintendo DS Big Brain Academy (http://www.bigbrainacademy.com/) and  am quite impressed from a motivational perspective but 'tasks' can not be modified to suit individual needs. Woudn't it be great if there was a framework that allowed modification of parametrs and individualisation?