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October 6th, 2007, 03:30 PM
Linkey dink (http://jconline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071003/NEWS040104/710030351/1005/NEWS04)

"We've seen North America, South America, Africa and Asia," Brantley says, as he flips the wand controller and spins the projected weather globe to an unknown location. "How about Europe or Australia?"

Though they have individual maps of the U.S. and the world at hand, the students are not waving their arms to point at the map with their fingers the way children have traditionally learned geography. They want a chance to wield the controller to find and click on U.S. states and continents.

Brantley's class is the first at Cumberland Elementary School to test the game system in the classroom. A donation helped the school purchase three of the machines, which cost about $250 each.

Just pop in the "Legend of Zelda" learning disc and students will be sent on an interactive learning experience on what life was like in ancient Hyrule. :T