Examples of Linking Video Game Genres to Key Learning Areas in Kahootz

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Three simple examples of linking the genres of Empire Building, Action and Role Playing games to Key Learning Areas using the software Kahootz.

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Examples of Linking Video Game Genres to Key Learning Areas in Kahootz

  1. 1. Linking video game Genres toKey Learning Areasusing Kahootz<br />Part 1.<br />
  2. 2. Empire Builder <br />A construction and management simulation game<br /><ul><li>Requires players to build, expand or manage fictional communities or projects with limited resources.</li></li></ul><li>Empire Builder <br />Example: Life on the Goldfields<br />Linked to HSIE ‘Gold’ unit of work<br /><ul><li>Dig site – select location from choice offered
  3. 3. Find digging supplies – hidden in world
  4. 4. Find food – hidden in world
  5. 5. Choose mining method – export 2D graphic into Kahootz
  6. 6. Choose housing – tent etc</li></ul>Students continue to build a game around life in the goldfields which reflects learning linked to H.S.I.E.<br />
  7. 7. Action Games<br />Incorporating first person shooter games<br /><ul><li>Players to use quick reflexes accuracy, and timing to overcome obstacles.
  8. 8. Most basic of gaming genres, and certainly one of the broadest.
  9. 9. Action games tend to have gameplay with emphasis on combat.</li></li></ul><li>Action games<br />Example: Micro-organism Hunt<br />Linked to Marvelous Micro-organisms Primary Connections Unit of Work<br /><ul><li>Import 2D images of good and bad micro-organisms into Kahootz
  10. 10. Players need to differentiate between good and bad micro-organsisms in order to locate and destroy the bad micro-organisms
  11. 11. Weapon built out of shapes or other objects from the library, grouped then placed in scene and attached to camera.
  12. 12. Actions attached to objects (e.g. explode object)</li></li></ul><li>Role playing game<br /><ul><li>Most cast the player in the role of one or more "adventurers" who fulfill one or many quests.
  13. 13. Adventurer may specialize in specific skill sets (e.g. combat or casting magic spells) while progressing through a predetermined storyline. </li></li></ul><li>Role playing games<br />Example: Rowan of Rin Quest<br />Linked to English (Literature Review) using Emily Rodda’s book – Rowan of Rin<br /><ul><li>Choose three quests Rowan has to face to reach the dragon at the top of the mountain.
  14. 14. Players chooses to be Rowan or another of the villagers that set out on the quest with Rowan.
  15. 15. Reproduce each quest in a Kahootz scene.</li>

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