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Submitted by D R Fz 2759d ago | news

The Wii Inspires Students To Care Where They Live

David Brantley is a teacher at Cumberland Elementary. An otherwise normal guy, Brentley is the first school teacher in his district (and many others we suspect) to realize that the Wii's forecast and news globe could be a great learning tool in the classroom, engaging students more than traditional maps. As Brantley puts it:

We do everything that's traditionally done...But as soon as we've done a little bit and they know it, we can turn around and make it a game and have fun.

The investment for a Wii is just $250, which even under tight school budgets, is probably not much less attainable than a new standard globe. (Culture, Wii)

Credit url: kotaku.com
cooke15  +   2759d ago
Hey thats a great idea! Nintendo should make the globe a little more accurate though, by featuring more smaller cities.
MyNutsYourChin  +   2759d ago
Indeed...
Maybe team up with Google and integrate a simple Google Earth model...
Kholinar  +   2759d ago
it's interesting.

We're starting to see the Wii pop up in pubs, schools and nursing homes. Very pervasive.
Rooftrellen  +   2759d ago
I agree, and some of the places it is showing up are very careful with their money. It makes you wonder about the Wii, really, because a school, for instance, isn't going to spend money on something they don't see helping for years down the road.

I find it interesting how game consoles are getting into so many places this gen, not just the Wii, but the PS3 also. Both for tools, but the Wii for fun as well.

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