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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 Guitar Hero Education Transition Project Presentation Transcript

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