Sunday, 16 March 2008

Games Based Learning

Not sure how many people caught this.
Its interviews on the BBC with Derek Robinson about the Consolarium project and the Nintendo DS. Its national news it seems as now after the inital trail the Scotish Goverment are now rolling it out on a larger scale in 16 schools.

We are currently creating a small test bed project of our own in Redbridge.

Its a shame that both the opponants to Derek didn't seem to understand the point of the DS.

Derek himself says that its its 'Good Teachers use good resources." Its about getting children switched on to learning. The DS and games in general can allow teachers to open doors to learning and achivement.

Check them out - what do you think?

We'd love to hear your commments.

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1 comment:

  1. Am a post grad student in primary education at moray house in edinburgh. We had derek come in and give a lecture on using games in the classroom- one of our most interesting lectures to date. Am trying to find out if it's possible to connect a ds to a projector and/ or smartboard? Any ideas? And yes, I will be using snakeoil to encourage learning with my pupils!