This post has moved. You can find it here:
This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 at 9:35 pm and is filed under Business Games, DS, Game Discussion, Game Studies, Game Writing, GBA, Making Video Games, Media, Nintendo, PSP, Serious Games, Video Game Research, Web 2.0, WSJ. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Both comments and pings are currently closed.
[...] Uses for the Sony PSP After writing about the educational uses for the Nintendo DS, I read Paul Waelchli’s post over at his Research [...]
[...] Uses of the Nintendo DS in Japan Continuing our discussion of educational uses for the Nintendo DS, Newsweek’s International Edition has an article by Akiko [...]
My 8 year-old son is an exceptional reader, thinker and DS game player, but has a serious hand writing problem. Any idea how i can acquire handwriting training software for the DS? I would love to leverage his gaming interest to help him.
check out startwrite.com
Hi Chuck. I don’t know of a handwriting game, per se, but I do know that my kids like playing with my tablet PC. They spend a lot of time doodling and handwriting messages in Microsoft’s OneNote. Perhaps handwriting on virtual notebook paper could be turned into a sort of game for your son somehow.
You might have better luck finding workbooks that focus on handwriting, especially for those with grapho dyslexia. Try this site:
I know it’s a “practice makes perfect” kind of thing. Hopefully you can find a way to make his practice fun.
[...] are some links that suppost using the DS in the classroom: http://edugamesblog.wordpress.com/2007/07/11/educational-uses-for-the-nintendo-ds/ [...]
For handwriting frustrations, “HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS” Program is very helpful, and Occupational Therapy–often covered by insurance.
I also like the Gettys Italics out of Portland Oregon.
I know part of my sons handwriting issues have been because he chooses to think, read and play games –instead of write–along with poor instruction in Kindergarten and first grade. A trained or self educated teacher is helpful. I think handwriting is becoming more of a problem with computer technology..
Seriously, look at the HWT and use it yourself and or try to get him in a program.
An OT assessment might be useful.
Any tech that get kids involved and learning is a good thing. by using the tings they know they participate more.
Like Mac said, using something kids are familiar with and like using to learn is the best approach.
[...] you think this is a little crazy, there is some research out there that says that the DS is a good learning platform, especially for vocabulary and spelling. [...]
[...] United Kingdom have introduced Nintendo DS consoles into the classroom because there are numerous educational uses for them (And surely less disruptive than mobile [...]
[...] Aujourd’hui, SmartMobs raconte qu’au Royaume-Uni et au Japon (voir l’article du Wall Street Journal), des classes sont équipées de consoles Nintendo DS car ces consoles ont de multiples usages éducatifs: [...]
Actually this could work really well. Kids would LOVE using the nintendo DS’s touch screen, so it would be sort of like an actual game + Kids could learn a lot.
Hi! I really like you rarticle. In fact I am a frequnet reader. Guess it was time to say “Hello”
Great post my friend,this is really helpful,especially the last part,keep up the good job
nice tips,and nice article
Grab a free graph paper sample in Word format that can be cut and pasted elsewhere, used on interactive whiteboards or printed.
Theme: Contempt by Vault9.
Blog at WordPress.com.
Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.