Wii Fit and ‘someone to do a whole anti-social behaviour game we could use’.

02/09/2008

Thanks to Sally for this item showing how one youth worker is employing the Wii for collaborative games playing to reduce neighbourhood vandalism and increase social cohesion. Another imaginative 50-something games user.

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Wii, Eye Toy and Literacy

04/05/2008

The wonderful literacy expert Sue Palmer drew my attention to the way the alphabet can be taught using movement, with kids using their whole bodies to learn the shapes of letters – a bit like a massive use of the Magic pencil technique used by Clare Elstow in the BBC Words and Pictures series before she took over Cbeebies. Sue saw this technique used in scandinavian primary schools. The Wii and Eye Toy technology seems to me to be made for this.