Sony have been quietly conducting a revolution for PSP owners. Not everyone is going to like it - parents because it may seem as if school is more fun than it should be and students because - well, boring shit may now find its way onto their PSP (and may be more fun that it should be!!)
What are we raving on about? Well, Sony has been convincing schools in the UK to use the PSP as a tool for learning!
They have been showing teachers there just how well this can work - and it has been working!! Now over 100 schools in the UK use the PSP in their teaching programs. According to ConnectED, Sony’s education team:
PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) provides a great way for students and teachers to access and interact with a rich source of educational multimedia content. Through its built-in wireless Internet browser, PSP™ lets users download and play audio and video podcasts via RSS feeds, anywhere and at any time – so your pupils no longer need to be confined to a classroom to access your lessons
Hmmm - maybe that last part isn’t so good? On the other hand - who wouldn’t prefer to do their homework on their PSP (hands up those who agree!!)
Well, whether you are a kid or a parent, this stuff is good to know. After all, why should US kids miss out on having this kind of fun in the classroom? Show this post to teachers along with the following video and you might be able to persuade them to take this on!
You might suggest this Pdf file as well -you know how teachers love research and stuff.You might also like to refer them to some of our previous posts - PSP in management training and the growing use of wifi on school buses