Education Article: Wii in the Classroom

Education Article :: Wii in the Classroom.

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Wii for Classroom Lessons

Not only is Wii a good way to get kids excited about fitness, it can also get students excited about learning.

Some Wii Sportsof these games can be doubled as math lessons. In his blog, educator Tom Barret shares how he created a Wii Golf subtraction lesson.

Your Own Wii White Board

Are you one of those thousands of teachers that does not have a Smartboard? With a Wii remote and a few other gadgets, you can create your own interactive Whiteboard for around $50.00. Educator Theresa McGee provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to successfully create your own classroom Whiteboard.

Marine Life Lessons with Wii Endless Oceans
Students are introduced to new species and  underwater habitats as they explore an underwater world  as a class through this virtual game. Ed blogger Tom Barrett created an extensive marine life lesson plan that lasted several weeks and was based around this game. He shares his experience and gives feedback and pointers on how to use Wii’s Endless Oceans Marine Life lesson.

Science & Geography with Wii Wild Earth: African Safari

This Wii game is a great resource for science and geography lessons as it allows a digital look into the African wildlife and gives detail on animals and their habitats. It touches upon geography as it works with latitude and longitude. Peter Richardson from created a week long “Wild Earth” themed lesson that used this game as a portal for the lesson plan.
Problem Solving with Wii Big Brain Academy
This Wii game consists of questions and puzzles that challenges players to think, analyze, memorize, compute, and identify. Teachers can break students down into groups and have them compete against one another. Jaye, teacher and Mimanifesto blogger shares her experience with
Big Brain Academy in the classroom and gives suggestions on lesson plans that can be based around the game.

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