Using Video Games as a Spur for Creative Writing…. and lots more!
Katie Hitchcox, Evelyn Bookless, Emma Adams
Kellett School Hong Kong
Why Computer Games in the Classroom? To extend ethos of play as a learning tool established in early schooling To ‘tap in’ to the dominant media in the experience of students aged 6+ To give an alternative authentic context for writing To use 21 st Century resources in our classrooms - “Good teachers use Good resources ”
Year 4 – Endless Ocean Identify words/ phrases/ figurative language that adds to imagery. Choose and combine words, images and other features for particular effects Poetry Recounts To plan, draft and write a newspaper article that contains both factual and opinion-based content.
… . and Maths too… Collect data and put it in a table to help explore an idea and find out more about it Depth Location Bicolor Parrotfish Blue Tang Long Nose Butterflyfish Tear Drop Empror Anglefish 38 ft Coral forest 3 25 5 3 2 38 ft Lagoon 13 9 3 0 0 82ft Rock Bluff 0 3 16 0 2 32ft green garden 0 5 5 0 9 60 ft wild channel 0 0 0 3 0 TOTAL 16 42 29 6 13
Nintendogs as a Stimulus for Non-chronological Report Writing in P2
Future Plans! Early Years – Phonics, Audio Stories with iTouch Y6/7 Transfer Unit Inanimate Alice Learning Support/Numeracy Brain Training with Nintendo DS
References Samorost - http://amanita-design.net/samorost-1/ Moshi Monsters – www.moshimonsters.com Derek Robertson - http://ltsblogs.org.uk/consolarium/ Tim Rylands - http://www.timrylands.com/blog/ Kim Pericles - http://kpericles.edublogs.org/ Kellett Blog – http://www.kellettschool.blogspot.com Slideshare - http://www.slideshare.net/clived/games-at-kellett Using a d.s in the classroom http://www.ideastoinspire.co.uk/nintendodsdsi.htm What the children are using: http://www.miniclip.com/games/en/ www.electrocity.co.nz www.storybird.com Photos: Ewan McIntosh, Kim Pericles, Clive Dawes,
Contacts Katie Hitchcox – email@example.com Evelyn Bookless – firstname.lastname@example.org Class blog: http://p2-9.blogspot.com/ @evbook Emma Adams – email@example.com @assistantpinhk