Given the appeal of the Wii to children and the benefit of moving around, it's not surprising to hear that the Wii was being integrated into the classroom as part of a physical education program in the United Kingdom. However, that integration has come under fire by education campaigners who claim that the Wii is merely a "gimmick" that is "pandering to the physically idle."

Late last year, five schools in Worcestershire, England began to integrate an award-winning program that used the Nintendo Wii "to improve attitude, behavior and attendance in schools across the partnership." The program specifically targeted children...

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