supported by
Computer Science– the 4th Science
But…..     “75% of current ICT teachers feel they     would struggle to develop and deliver              such a curriculum...
Also…. What should it be called? How do we engage girls in the subject?On a positive note… Vast amount of resources Pl...
About the competition                  Teams of 3   7 to 14        Share                  & learn  Upload to  www.pil-netw...
How to Enter                    2 files   Teachers         Share                    & learn      31st   May 2013
Themes  Mars Exploration - Use the  Mars Rover character in  Kodu Game Lab to create a  game centred around the  explorati...
Themes   Water Awareness - Create a   game that tackles the   environmental issue of water.   This could be a local or   s...
Themes   Retro Arcade games -   Recreate an arcade game   from the past with a Kodu   twist!
Additional Skills    Cross           Events    Curricular    www.kodugamelab.com    www.planetkodu.com
Prizes & Judging   Top experts                   money can’t                   buy prizes
Useful Links      Partners in Learning Network – www.pil-network.com      Kodu Kup on Facebook – www.facebook.com/KoduKu...
The power of communities in education
The power of communities in education
The power of communities in education
The power of communities in education
The power of communities in education
The power of communities in education
The power of communities in education
The power of communities in education
The power of communities in education
The power of communities in education
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  • Michael Gove’s 2012 announcement that the ICT curriculum will change to focus on Computer Science -http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-16503032The NESTA Next Gen Report – 75% of current ICT teachers feel they would struggle to develop and deliver such a curriculum - http://www.nesta.org.uk/home1/assets/features/next_genOrganisations such as Microsoft have a wealth of rich resources to support the Computer Science curriculum in School and colleges. Such as it’s IT Academy Programme, free developer tools through the DreamSpark programmeMany resources are focussed at a higher level such as GCSE and beyond. How do we engage students from Key stage 3 and primary phases? So that they understand what is computer science and see it as a qualification choice.Kodu is very gender friendly and encourages the enagemnet of girls in computer science
  • Michael Gove’s 2012 announcement that the ICT curriculum will change to focus on Computer Science -http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-16503032The NESTA Next Gen Report – 75% of current ICT teachers feel they would struggle to develop and deliver such a curriculum - http://www.nesta.org.uk/home1/assets/features/next_genOrganisations such as Microsoft have a wealth of rich resources to support the Computer Science curriculum in School and colleges. Such as it’s IT Academy Programme, free developer tools through the DreamSpark programmeMany resources are focussed at a higher level such as GCSE and beyond. How do we engage students from Key stage 3 and primary phases? So that they understand what is computer science and see it as a qualification choice.Kodu is very gender friendly and encourages the enagemnet of girls in computer science
  • Kodu is a visual programming language Specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. Kodu is available for freeSupported by a wide range of resources and communities
  • The KoduKup is open to anyone from a UK school aged between seven and fourteen. Children may be entered for the competition as individuals or as part of a team of up to three people.The competition not only looks a programming and game development , but include other elements that are essential that £2 Billion industry , such product design and marketing.Teachers should enter their pupils’ work using the Microsoft Partners in Learning website. Entries will need to be submitted per team or individual; these include the game itself along with a design for the cover of the game. www.pil-network.comTeachers are students are encouraged to learn from and share with online communities
  • Teachers should enter their pupils’ work using the Microsoft Partners in Learning website. www.pil-network.comTwo files will need to be submitted per team or individual; these include the game itself along with a design for the cover of the game using a template provided.Students are encouraged to share their game globally and collect feedback through the Kodu Game Lab and Planet Kodu WebsitesThe closing date for entries in 31st May 2013
  • Cross-curricular engagement is promoted further by encouraging students to develop their literacy and communication skills.Along with creating a game , students need to work as team, develop the game cover for the packaging of their game and promote the download and playing of their game for the Kodu game lab website.The UK KoduKup team will also be holding a number of events and webinars throughout the year in association with the Computing at School hubs to support teachers and students.
  • The ten winning teams or individuals will receive an invitation to Microsoft Headquarters in Reading where they will take part in workshops as well as present their games to a panel of judges. At the end of the day the top three teams or individuals will each receive an Xbox 360 with Kinect and the overall winner will take home the KoduKup!Judges will includes experts in the field of games creation, such as Gary Carr (Microsoft Games Studios / Fable) and Theo Chin (Indie Skies).Throught the year we will be announcing surprise ‘money can’t buy’ prizes, such as a visit to a real games studio
  • What to do now?Join the Partners in Learning NetworkLike the Kodu Facebook page, Follow @koduKup on TwitterDownload the competition pack from any of these sitesStart planning and building games with your students
  • The power of communities in education

    1. 1. supported by
    2. 2. Computer Science– the 4th Science
    3. 3. But….. “75% of current ICT teachers feel they would struggle to develop and deliver such a curriculum” ……. The NESTA Next Gen Report
    4. 4. Also…. What should it be called? How do we engage girls in the subject?On a positive note… Vast amount of resources Plenty of support – Computing at School, Technocamps, British Computer Society
    5. 5. About the competition Teams of 3 7 to 14 Share & learn Upload to www.pil-network.com
    6. 6. How to Enter 2 files Teachers Share & learn 31st May 2013
    7. 7. Themes Mars Exploration - Use the Mars Rover character in Kodu Game Lab to create a game centred around the exploration of Mars.
    8. 8. Themes Water Awareness - Create a game that tackles the environmental issue of water. This could be a local or school-based scenario or something more global
    9. 9. Themes Retro Arcade games - Recreate an arcade game from the past with a Kodu twist!
    10. 10. Additional Skills Cross Events Curricular www.kodugamelab.com www.planetkodu.com
    11. 11. Prizes & Judging Top experts money can’t buy prizes
    12. 12. Useful Links  Partners in Learning Network – www.pil-network.com  Kodu Kup on Facebook – www.facebook.com/KoduKup  On Twitter - @KoduKup  Computing at Schools - http://www.computingatschool.org.uk  Nicki Maddams, Queen of Kodu & award winner - http://www.youtube.com/user/GeekyNicki  IT Academy - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/itacademy/default.aspx  Free developer tools – www.dreamspark.com  TouchDevelop - http://www.touchdevelop.com/
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