Difference between revisions of "Nintendo DS(i) Classroom"

From RGDWiki
 
Line 5: Line 5:
 
[[File:NDS-classroom.png|thumb|A diagram of how the system would work.]]
 
[[File:NDS-classroom.png|thumb|A diagram of how the system would work.]]
 
Furthermore, Nintendo goes on to say that Sharp System Products would work on 60 applications offering a variety of subjects, such as languages, math, history, and more. 30 applications would be for elementary schools, 20 for junior high schools and 10 for high schools. The system would then launch on February 2010 in Japan, but would be first showed off at the '''New Education Expo 2009''', held in Osaka on June 17th and June 18th.
 
Furthermore, Nintendo goes on to say that Sharp System Products would work on 60 applications offering a variety of subjects, such as languages, math, history, and more. 30 applications would be for elementary schools, 20 for junior high schools and 10 for high schools. The system would then launch on February 2010 in Japan, but would be first showed off at the '''New Education Expo 2009''', held in Osaka on June 17th and June 18th.
  +
  +
However, after the expo, in August 2009, Nintendo announced that the DS Classroom application would be exclusive to Nintendo DSi, despite an image of a cartridge being shown on the diagram. No NTR-classroom enquipment was developed whatsoever, only planned.
   
 
== Nintendo DS Classroom application ==
 
== Nintendo DS Classroom application ==

Latest revision as of 12:00, 9 July 2019

The Nintendo DS(i) Classroom, also known as v1.4J_kst is a specialized DSi version used in Japanese schools. This version contains many differences from a retail unit, including some applications exclusive to this version of the DSi.

"DS in the Classroom"

On June 9th 2009, Nintendo announced they will parthership with Sharp System Products to create a Nintendo DSi for use on Japanese schools for Japanese children in elementary schools, junior high schools and high schools. Simply codenamed Nintendo DS Classroom, the unit would promise that teachers can use the DS Classroom on their PC so it will communicate with Nintendo DS's with a DS Classroom cartridge or with Nintendo DSi's with the DS Classroom app installed as DSiWare.

A diagram of how the system would work.

Furthermore, Nintendo goes on to say that Sharp System Products would work on 60 applications offering a variety of subjects, such as languages, math, history, and more. 30 applications would be for elementary schools, 20 for junior high schools and 10 for high schools. The system would then launch on February 2010 in Japan, but would be first showed off at the New Education Expo 2009, held in Osaka on June 17th and June 18th.

However, after the expo, in August 2009, Nintendo announced that the DS Classroom application would be exclusive to Nintendo DSi, despite an image of a cartridge being shown on the diagram. No NTR-classroom enquipment was developed whatsoever, only planned.

Nintendo DS Classroom application

The DS Classroom application opens up as a Nintendo Zone-looking UI and it will start searching for computers connected over the same Wi-Fi connection. Up to 50 people can join in. The application would work as interactive tests made by the teacher and the teacher would be able to view scores and rankings, similar in a way of Kahoot and Nearpod.

A "yes" or "no" quiz using a circle and a cross.
On the top is the question, on the bottom is the PC software recieving the answeres.

A teacher would install the Nintendo DS Classroom PC software and create a quiz. These quizes can have a veriaty of questions about anything, with the teacher being able to add examples and images as well.

(Re)discovery

On May 27 2019, Voodooween had a conversation with Trash_Bandatcoot about DSi system versions. On that list was a version known as v1.4J_kst, he also revealed it had some DSi software used by students. A day later, he sent photos with a NAND dump, by using the Flipnote Lenny exploit. A lot of research was done the same day by the TWL Hacking Discord server revealing that some of this software was also sold seperately as a NTR cartridge, meaning these applications are also on the Nintendo DS and DS Lite. However, the PC software for the Nintendo DS Classroom application remains lost.

General differences

Besides the system menu version, there are differences on the system menu as well.

  • The unit has a sticker on the back giving instructions to the Nintendo DS Classroom application.
  • The Nintendo DSi Shop is not present, preventing students from buying DSiWare.
  • The internal NAND comes bundled with the software selected by the school, as well as the Nintendo DSi Browser, Flipnote Studio v2.1 and the Nintendo DS Classroom application.
  • The “Data Management” option is gone from the System Settings, preventing students from copying application data to their SD Cards.
Image of the unit, with instructions on the back. Only "DSi LL" units were made.
The system menu version is v1.4J_kst, instead of v1.4J.










List of applications

With Sharp System Products offering 60 applications, there's only 3/60 of applications found at the moment.

Icon Title Genre Type of school Title ID Description Notes
Jīniasupāsonaru Kazuhide raku-biki jiten icon.png
ジーニアスパーソナル わえい らくびきじてん

Jīniasupāsonaru Kazuhide raku-biki jiten

Language Junior High 000300044b44354a A Japanese dictionary showing explainations in English. Application was available on the Nintendo DS in the form of "Rakubiki Jiten DS".
Jīniasupasonaru eiwa raku-biki jiten icon.png
ジーニアスパーソナル えいわ らくびきじてん

Jīniasupāsonaru eiwa raku-biki jiten

Language Junior High 000300044b44334a A Japanese and English dictionary, being able to show sentences as well. This applications is in some conditions similar to Dictionary 6 in 1 with Camera Function. Application was available on the Nintendo DS in the form of "Rakubiki Jiten DS".
Mei kyo koku go raku-biki jiten icon.png
めいきょうこくご らくびきじてん

Mei kyō koku go raku-biki jiten

Language Junior High 000300044b44344a An application for showing abbreviations and the meanings of them. Most of these consist of English abbreviations. Application was available on the Nintendo DS in the form of "Rakubiki Jiten DS", also came bundled on every regular DSi LL.

References

"Iwata Asks", talking about the Nintendo DS Classroom application

Images from the DS Classroom at the New Education Expo 2009

More Nintendo DS Classroom images