DS – The Next-Gen Teaching Device?

A+A new unorthodox method of teaching that utilizes a Nintendo DS has surfaced in Japanese classrooms. Mr. Umetsu, a teacher in Tokyo, introduced his young class to the system by giving the little tykes step-by-step instructions on how to insert a game.

After the demonstration, the children tried for themselves. After a little struggle, the kids were enjoying Brain Age in hopes to sharpen their mathematical ability. The children laughed with excitement as they played.

"It's not difficult to learn how to play them. After all I learnt, so everyone can do it," Umestu says. "It's good for the brain... It's keeping our bodies active."

Combining technology with the smaller aspects of education like math problems can provide fun ways to learn boring material. All the students will receive an A+ in video gaming!

Via BBC News

A+A new unorthodox method of teaching that utilizes a Nintendo DS has surfaced in Japanese classrooms. Mr. Umetsu, a teacher in Tokyo, introduced his young class to the system by giving the little tykes step-by-step instructions on how to insert a game.

After the demonstration, the children tried for themselves. After a little struggle, the kids were enjoying Brain Age in hopes to sharpen their mathematical ability. The children laughed with excitement as they played.

"It's not difficult to learn how to play them. After all I learnt, so everyone can do it," Umestu says. "It's good for the brain... It's keeping our bodies active."

Combining technology with the smaller aspects of education like math problems can provide fun ways to learn boring material. All the students will receive an A+ in video gaming!

Via BBC News

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