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Nintendo DS English learning software a big hit with students
The portable video game console is now being used as a key teaching tool, breaking with traditional Japanese academic methods. The drills, which the school began using earlier this year, are the first linked to a widely used public-school textbook series, said Yasuhiro Yamamoto, manager at software maker Paon Corp. Japanese education has long failed to develop English conversation skills and instead focused on rote memorization with little practical use. The DS boasts a series of brainteasers and puzzle games, designed to improve math and other academic skills, as part of a larger effort at Kyoto-based Nintendo Co. The DS, which is being used in a handful of schools on a trial basis, was part of a course that included a video of an American ordering at a fast-food joint, as well as repeated audio of the dialogue that the students listened to on headphones. Okubo acknowledged she has never before seen the kind of enthusiasm the DS classes have inspired in her students. Principal Tsuneo Saneyoshi said views about the initiative were mixed among teachers who are more accustomed to keeping games and other distractions out of classrooms. The school is getting 40 DS machines and free software for agreeing to be part of a test in a real classroom situation. We thought it was a great idea. Click to enlarge.
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The device released globally across and The DS, an acronym for "Developers' System" or "Dual Screen",  introduced distinctive new features to handheld gaming: two LCD screens working in tandem the bottom one being a touchscreen , a built-in microphone , and support for wireless connectivity. The Nintendo DS also features the ability for multiple DS consoles to directly interact with each other over Wi-Fi within a short range without the need to connect to an existing wireless network. Alternatively, they could interact online using the now-defunct Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service. Its main competitor was Sony's PlayStation Portable during the seventh generation of video game consoles.