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  • Speaker’s comments about the slides will appear here. The videos have been removed to reduce the file size. Thank you, Steve
  • With each blockbuster film there is an accompanying game.
  • There are games for all sorts of activities – walking.
  • There are games for all sorts of activities – even bungee jumping.
  • My experience of video games from being a boy.
  • Many of these early games have lasted and are still popular.
  • Educational game
  • Educational game
  • Not designed as an educational game, but can be used for learning.
  • Sim City – again not an educational game, lots of learning goes on within and through discussion.
  • Four main areas which the talk will focus on.
  • Some examples of research on how games are being used
  • How Futurelab have definined Digitial literacy, how it relates to game literacy. Examples of Futurelab’s research into using games and links to their reports will be shared.
  • Video game for the Nintendo Wii – you are a diver in the ocean. There are many activities you can plan around the game.
  • Video game for the Nintendo Wii – you are a diver in the ocean. There are many activities you can plan around the game.
  • 3D map created by the children to recreate stories of diving.
  • Example of Trauma Center: Second Opinion for Nintendo Wii. The game follows the story of a new surgeon to a hospital and teaches them how to perform simple operations.
  • Example video of children working in different roles – collaborating and supporting each other. The video does not show game play – only the students’ faces.
  • Arrangement of the students around the screen to play the game.
  • Example photo of children working in different roles – collaborating and supporting each other. The photo shows the seating arrangement in the classroom.
  • How Futurelab have definined Digitial literacy, how it relates to game literacy. Examples of Futurelab’s research into using games and links to their reports will be shared.
  • Video game for the Nintendo DS
  • Example video trailer of Professor Layton and the curious village (video is similar to this http://uk.ign.com/videos/2007/10/15/professor-layton-and-the-curious-village-ds-trailer-2007-10-15?objectid=859513 )
  • Example of children adding their text to create a scene from the game, using Powerpoint.
  • Language learning using Nintendo DS and brain training
  • Collaborating using the ‘Pictochat’ tool on the Nintendo DS
  • Example photograph of activity using Pictochat tool on Nintendo DS.
  • Example screenshot of a game integrated into Microsoft Office
  • Example of a social game on Facebook that has been a huge success. Personally, I haven’t used the social games yet in school due to e-safety concerns. There is potential that social gaming like Farmville will become the most popular type of gaming.
  • Screenshot to describe the importance of students creating games as well as playing games.
  • Screenshot of interface. I won’t be spending time explaining how to create the games, just showing that it’s possible.
  • Screenshot of Microsoft Kodu interface
  • Screenshot of creating game using PC
  • Playstation 3 Little Big Planet and mention of gamers creating their own levels. Links to science and especially physics simulations.
  • Game design key questions.
  • Example screenshot of an iPad and iPhone game
  • Game for the Playstation 3 – an augmented reality pet
  • Link to website called Zooburst, where you can create your own augmented reality pop up book (http://www.zooburst.com/ )
  • How Futurelab have definined Digitial literacy, how it relates to game literacy. Examples of Futurelab’s research into using games and links to their reports will be shared.
  • How Futurelab have defined Digitial literacy, how it relates to game literacy. Examples of Futurelab’s research into using games and links to their reports will be shared.

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  • Dr. Steve Bunce Introduction to Games for Education
  • There are lots of video games
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  • Atari 2600 What’s my story with video games?
  • Pacman
    • ‘ a good game will stay with us all our lives’
    • ‘ a good game makes us long to play it again’
    • Kramer (2005)
  • The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis
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  • Today I will focus on four areas
    • Game study
    • Game play
    • Game making
    • Game innovation
  • Game study
  • Futurelab Games handbook 2005
  • There are many examples where games have been identified as having potential for learning Prensky (2001); McFarlane et al . (2002); Facer et al . (2003); Gee (2003); de Freitas (2006) Kirriemuir & McFarlane (2006) Hsi (2007) Williamson et al . (2009) with Futurelab ‘ Computer game playing is seen as a possible venue for understanding how to create engaging learning environments’ (Hsi, 2007). Game study
  • Horizon report 2011
    • Highlights game-based learning will be important to education
    • It describes three types of educational games:
    • Non digital games
    • Digital games (no collaboration)
    • Digital games (with collaboration)
    (New Media Consortium 2011)
  • Futurelab – Digital literacy (2010)
  • Game play
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Endless Ocean Using the game as a theme
  • Endless Ocean Teachers thought of many links to the game
  • Endless Ocean – 3D map
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  • Trauma Centre: Second opinion Classroom organisation
  • Trauma Centre: Second opinion Screen Doctor using the controls Helper Helper Observer Observer
  • Trauma Centre: Second Opinion
  • Futurelab – Digital literacy 2010
  • Nintendo DS
  • Professor Layton and the curious village
  • Using a game as a theme
    • Prof Layton website with interactive demo
    http:// professorlaytonds.com/curiousvillage /
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  • Professor Layton
  • Good day, sir! Are you Inspector Chemley? We hear the famous Mona Lott painting has been stolen. Is this true? LAYTON
  • Using a game as a theme
    • Character analysis
    • Setting
    • Dialogue
    • Problems to solve
  • Nintendo DS & Brain training Derek Robertson LTScotland
  • Collaboration on Nintendo DS
  • Pictochat on Nintendo DS
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  • Microsoft Ribbon Hero
  • Online games ( www.tutpup.com )
  • Social gaming - Farmville
  • Game making
  • Game making with SCRATCH
  • Game making with SCRATCH
  • Microsoft Kodu
  • Game-based learning - Kodudes http:// sites.google.com/site/koduxperts/home
  • Little Big Planet
  • Game design - 3 questions
    • What experience do we want the learner to have?
    • What is essential to that experience?
    • How can we capture that essence?
    • ‘ The Art of Game Design’
    • Jesse Schell, 2008
  • Game innovation
  • Epic Citadel (on iTouch, iPhone iPad) http://timrylands.com/
  • Game-based learning example – Sony Eyepet
  • Augmented reality – Zooburst.com
  • Futurelab – Digital literacy
  • Game literacy
    • Development of video games
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Creativity and innovation
    • Cooperative skills
    • Communicative competence
    • Analytical and reflective competences
    • Information literacy – the ability to find and evaluate information
    • Functional skills – the ability to play
    • Mathias Poulson
  • Thinking dice Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy
    • Yellow dice – Remembering…ICT lessons
  • Steve Bunce info @4thinking.com