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Nintendo ds'

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by vicnqt, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. vicnqt

    vicnqt New commenter

    We are looking into buying some of these in our school for use in class specifically in maths. Has anyone used these before and how or if you know which games have worked well or not. Any info would be useful. We are an infant school and would be using them mostly in y1 and 2. Thanks.
  2. clickschool

    clickschool New commenter

    There are stories about the Nintendo DS being used in schools on the BBC news web site - worth taking a look at and asking the schools about the benefits.
    I'd only go for them if I saw a genuine benefit of using them...and the money! I found that discounts were not possible for bulk orders owing to relatively tiny margins made on the consoles. I guess that deals may be possible for older versions or second-hand supplies.

  3. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Sounds very expensive considering the relatively few functions it could possibly have. The DS is strictly a gaming console and although it is understandable that some software manufacturers might try and leverage 'educational' benefits, I fancy that is more marketting puff than reality. I reckon that the Sub £150 netbooks that are are available would offer considerably more curriculum freedom across more subjects.

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