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Grab the ball, not the Wii

25 September 2017

Exergames, using Wii technology, have gained a place in schools. They're a tool for PE teachers but new research shows Wii games don't develop skills like real ball games.

They measured performance before and after these games and concluded the Excergames simply didn't develop the same skills as using a ball would.

They suggested this is because there is a bigger margin for error for success with the computer games. Success comes without necessarily having the skill.

Real games require more focus and brain activity to succeed than the computer games.

It seems the Wii could have a place in the classroom for reasons of variety, but good old physical games will improve physical skills. Read more

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