Guitar Hero Education Transition Project

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Ollie Bray and Stacey Betteridge's Guitar Hero transition project presenation for East Lothian teachers.

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Guitar Hero Education Transition Project

  1. 1. Using Games Based Learning to help Transition Stacey Betteridge Wallyford Primary School Ollie Bray Musselburgh Grammar School
  2. 2. Where the idea came from Aberdeen Council
  3. 3. ‘ Good Teachers’ use ‘Good Tools’ Derek Robertson
  4. 4. This is not different for Games Based Learning
  5. 5. Learning Through Play Time
  6. 6. Science English Maths PE Computing Social Subjects Mfl SfL Games Based Learning
  7. 7. What this project is not?
  8. 8. Its not about ‘playing’ computer games Its about ‘using’ computer games
  9. 9. Its not about learning to play the Guitar Its about learning
  10. 10. Its not an investment in computer games Its an investment in children
  11. 11. Using Games Based Learning as a Transition Activity
  12. 12. Three part project <ul><li>Part One – The game is used as a context for learning in P7 classes </li></ul><ul><li>Part Two – A Transition morning / day at the secondary school </li></ul><ul><li>Part Three – References to the game are made during the first few weeks of secondary school </li></ul>
  13. 13. Partnership <ul><li>P7 Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Staff </li></ul><ul><li>School Management </li></ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Children </li></ul>
  14. 14. The equipment
  15. 15. Three instruments
  16. 16. Classic Tracks <ul><li>Hotel California – Eagles </li></ul><ul><li>Eye of the Tiger – Survivor </li></ul><ul><li>Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne </li></ul><ul><li>About a Girl – Nirvana </li></ul><ul><li>Band on the Run – Wings </li></ul><ul><li>Beat It – Michael Jackson </li></ul>
  17. 18. Excellent graphics
  18. 19. Excellent graphics
  19. 20. You can buy things
  20. 22. Make your own songs
  21. 23. A context for Learning
  22. 24. Planning
  23. 25. Stage One <ul><li>P7 Classes use Guitar Hero as a Context for Learning from Easter to Summer. </li></ul>
  24. 26. Guitar hero in Class
  25. 27. How did I plan to use GH? <ul><li>Curriculum for Excellence and 5-14 </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-curricular context </li></ul><ul><li>Joint planning (Whitecraig Primary School) </li></ul><ul><li>Management Support </li></ul><ul><li>Organising and working with other professionals </li></ul>
  26. 28. Can I play Guitar Hero? But I haven't finished my work… It is a teaching tool NOT a reward
  27. 29. Impact on the Curriculum <ul><li>Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Numeracy and Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Expressive Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Personal, social development </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Skills </li></ul>
  28. 30. Encouraging Reading <ul><li>Advertising, band websites, lyrics, </li></ul><ul><li>CD covers, biographies, online magazines </li></ul>
  29. 31. Impact on writing
  30. 32. Art Work
  31. 33. Design and Technology
  32. 34. Animation
  33. 35. Enterprise
  34. 36. T-Shirt Making
  35. 37. What did the children learn?
  36. 38. What did the children learn?
  37. 39. What did the children learn?
  38. 40. What did the children learn?
  39. 41. What did the children learn?
  40. 43. What did the children learn?
  41. 44. What did the children learn?
  42. 45. Education is fun!
  43. 46. Stage Two <ul><li>All P7 Children are brought together for a Transition Event at MGS. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Battle of the Bands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance Guitar Hero Challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Another Activity </li></ul></ul>Context for Discussion Social Interaction Common Ground Relationship Building
  44. 47. Start and End
  45. 48. Three workshops <ul><li>Battle of the bands </li></ul><ul><li>Guitar hero Challenge (with Guidance) </li></ul><ul><li>One other Workshop </li></ul>
  46. 50. Stage Three <ul><li>The theme of Guitar Hero is used in some subject areas between the start of term to the September weekend. </li></ul>
  47. 52. 5 Steps to Success
  48. 53. Little Victories
  49. 54. Let the children lead the way!
  50. 55. Be prepared to take risks!
  51. 56. Be Optimistic!
  52. 57. Common Sense
  53. 58. On-line Support http://edubuzz.org/blogs/mgsguitarhero/

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