Here is an interesting article Game consoles remain classroom rarity and some key information from the article.
In one middle school in Japan took a leap in a pilot program and allowed students who were learning English to do some of their work last year on Nintendo DS handhelds. In turn, the teachers observed the students more easily mastering English vocabulary, writing and speaking skills.
In Birmingham England, the students at Holyhead Secondary School used the Sony PSP, courtesy of Sony, to study French, geography and history — working in groups or, when necessary, refining individual skills.
Eventually, however, the article does discuss some US schools using video games. So games are catching on and becoming "less a rarity." As we all know.
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