main content starts hereArea schools join Mohonasen to test out Nintendo pilot Jan. 25

| March 21, 2019

This school year, the Mohonasen Central School District was selected as one of about 100 schools across the country to pilot a new Nintendo program designed to inspire kids with fun learning activities.

After showcasing the pilot at NERIC’s Technology Awareness summit in December, Mohon leaders received requests from area school districts to learn more. So, on Friday, Jan. 25, Mohonasen is sharing their love and success of Nintendo Labo Classroom.

Students, teachers and Board of Education members from neighboring districts will take a field trip to Mohonasen to learn, play and discover all that Nintendo Labo Classroom has to offer.

“My students have loved Nintendo Labo Classroom,” said Mr. Bill Vacca, assistant principal at Bradt Primary School where the pilot runs. “Our students are so motivated and engaged during the Nintendo Labo Classroom lessons. Through the construction and playing with the different Toy-Cons, the students discover and learn more than they ever will know!”

Nintendo partnered with the Institute of Play (IOP), a nonprofit committed to creating transformational play-based learning experiences, to help teachers in those 100 schools integrate Nintendo Labo into their curriculum. The program uses the Nintendo Switch gaming system, which has a Motion Camera that help bring Nintendo Labo creations to life.