The Nintendo DS is going to be used as an educational tool in Japanese schools in the new school year
Can the DS get any bigger?
Crank it up to textbook size if it's going to be used as one! :P
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I think using these devices as educational tools is a GREAT way to reach out to youth in school now adays. Just awhile ago Rockstar put PSPs in some school with Beaterator to promote the ever dying subject in schools, Music. I just thought that was a fantastic way to do things.
it still prints money.
Interesting I guess... more spreading of gaming devices into the mainstream is never bad.
I suppose this will add some nice numbers for the handheld sales
Any initiative that helps gaming's image in the public eye is cool with me :)
Better question... can the DS be stopped?
Most likely involving quiz games for Kanji(Japanese Characters), math, science, and English. I have seen it before on a Japanese friend DS.
Doesn't surprise me all that much, I think the Japanese look at the DS (and other devices commonly used to play games) more like hardware to run software than to play games, though they acknowledge the majority of that software is games. I think the DS has seen the most application though, probably due to it being user friendly and the touch screen being useful for writing and interactivity
Nintendo got their wish :D this could change education for ever. and i thought playing gowII in class was good.
I work for PC World and we've supplied five local primary schools with the Brain Training pack over the last year and a half.
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