Reading, Writing and Arithmetic on the Web or the Wii

Posted on December 3, 2007. Filed under: children, collaboration, education, edutainment, gaming, kids, technology, wii |

I’ve just had a quick go on a few games on the Arcademic Skill Builders site, having read a blog posting by the Shifted Librarian “The Three Wii R’s“.  Arcademic Skill Builders are providing free educational ‘arcade’ games for (younger) children that can be accessed over the web, or using a Wii browser and ‘mote.   There are single-player and multi-player games available.  So up to 4 children anywhere in the World can play against each other.  I’m looking forward to trying this out with my daughter on our Wii. 

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A kids-eye view of wii gaming

Posted on September 14, 2007. Filed under: design, gaming, kids, play, technology, wii |

I read this post (“A kid’s-eye view of laptop design”) about a group of primary school children who pretend to email each other using keyboards that they have drawn out on paper:


and it reminded me that my daughter has this week drawn and cut out a couple of ‘motes and a screen and has been pretending to play with them as though they are a wii (we purchased a wii in the Summer). How long will it be before we see mini-wii clubs forming in the play-ground and what type of games will children play with them?

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