If you can’t get the free digital whiteboards, how about one for $40? Or even free if you’ve got a Nintendo Wii!
You may have seen the buzz around Johnny Lee who has written a free piece of software that let’s you connect your PC to a Nintendo Wii’s controller and then you simply point at a screen instead of using a mouse. Have a look, it’s amazing!
How cool is that for your kids? It is serious motivation. And all for $40!
The instant application for Genki English is “digital flashcards” where you put your Genki English CDs in the computer and you just touch to see and hear the new words. Then they can also play the computer games from the CDs just by touching the screen, which even adults love. The cool thing is that unlike the $6,000 plasma touch screen TVs that many schools in Japan have but don’t use (see below!) you can do it for $40. If you’re at public school it’s a fantastic way to get the kids more involved very cheaply, and if you run your own school or lessons it’s a huge marketing boost as you can say you teach using all the latest technology. That always impresses cost conscious parents. And impressed parents means more word of mouth and more students for you!