Are you a teacher? Have a free DS

The organisers of this year’s Handheld Learning Conference in October will give teachers that attend free Nintendo DS systems with a copy of Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training.

The conference, now in its fourth year, explores how technologies that are becoming commonplace in the lives of young people are also being used for powerful learning experiences both in and out of the school.

Graham Brown-Martin, founder of Handheld Learning, said,

Providing teachers with free Nintendo DS Lites is not intended to be a gimmick, we expect our delegates to use them during the conference and experience an environment that would typically not be allowed in a classroom”.

The three-day event, running from Monday, Oct 13th-15th, is the largest of its kind and brings together many of the world’s leading education experts, school leaders and policy makers as well as parents and children to explore the convergence between consumer electronics, entertainment software, educational technology and learning.

The event is supported by UK government agency, Becta, along with industry support from Nintendo and Apple.

Darren Gorton, business development director for Nintendo, said We are proud to be supporting this important event once again and look forward to hearing from the some of the world’s leading thinkers in the field of learning.

With over 70 million DS units in peoples hands we are genuinely interested in the positive impact that they can have for self-improvement and collaborative learning”.

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