Guitar Hero Transition in East Lothian

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Ollie Bray and Jeeny MacNair's presenatio at the West Lothian sharing good practice Curriculum for Excelence Conference in March 2009.

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Guitar Hero Transition in East Lothian

  1. 1. Box Using Computer Games as a Context for Learning and Social Games Based Learning Interaction In Scottish Schools Thinking out of the Jenny MacNair Whitecraig Primary School Ollie Bray Musselburgh Grammar School
  2. 2. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools www.olliebray.com
  3. 3. Box English Computing PE Games Based Learning In Scottish Schools Thinking out of the Games Based Mfl SfL Learning Maths Science Social Subjects
  4. 4. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Where it all began…
  5. 5. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Derek Robertson ‘Good Teachers’ use ‘Good Tools’
  6. 6. Box Games Based Learning In Scottish Schools Thinking out of the http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/ictineducation/gamesbasedlearning/
  7. 7. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools http://ltsblogs.org.uk/consolarium/
  8. 8. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Why Games Based Learning?
  9. 9. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Time Learning Through Play
  10. 10. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Relationships
  11. 11. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Learning
  12. 12. Box It’s not about ‘playing’ computer games Games Based Learning In Scottish Schools Thinking out of the It’s about ‘using’ computer games
  13. 13. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools play the Guitar It’s about learning It’s not about learning to
  14. 14. Box It’s not an investment in computer games Games Based Learning In Scottish Schools Thinking out of the It’s an investment in children
  15. 15. Box 3 Stages Games Based Learning • Training, planning & permission In Scottish Schools Thinking out of the 1)P7 Phase 2)Transition Morning / Day 3)Secondary Work • Evaluation
  16. 16. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Training, Planning and Permission
  17. 17. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Headteachers Parents Selling the Idea P7 Teachers
  18. 18. Box Headteachers Games Based Learning In Scottish Schools Thinking out of the ‘As a mountaineer and outdoor leader, Ollie Bray is used to situations that would terrify the rest of us. But facing bears, high ledges and white-water rapids are nothing compared to six primary heads who have been invited to let their senior pupils play Guitar Hero in class.’
  19. 19. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Parents
  20. 20. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Teachers
  21. 21. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools The equipment
  22. 22. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools On-line Support http://edubuzz.org/blogs/mgsguitarhero/
  23. 23. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Stage One: A context for learning
  24. 24. Box Stage One Games Based Learning • P7 Classes use Guitar Hero as a In Scottish Schools Thinking out of the Context for Learning from Easter to Summer.
  25. 25. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Planning
  26. 26. Box Success Criteria Games Based Learning • I can undertake a personal research project on a rock In Scottish Schools musician or star. Thinking out of the • I can work collaboratively, showing communication and successful teamwork. • I can design and make suitable merchandise, and advertising for an imaginary rock band. • I can use my knowledge of global geography to plan a sensible route for a tour, which fits within a given timeframe. • I can find out about cultural and economic factors in different countries and how these can impact on visitors to the country.
  27. 27. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools
  28. 28. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Literacy and project work
  29. 29. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Art Work
  30. 30. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Design and Technology
  31. 31. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Character Studies
  32. 32. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Animation
  33. 33. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Enterprise
  34. 34. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools T-Shirt Making
  35. 35. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Parent Showcase
  36. 36. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools
  37. 37. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Stage Two: Social Interaction
  38. 38. Box Transition Morning Games Based Learning • All P7 Children are brought together In Scottish Schools Thinking out of the for a Transition Event at the secondary school. – Battle of the Bands – Guidance Guitar Hero Challenge – Another Activity
  39. 39. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Start and End
  40. 40. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Organisation
  41. 41. Box Battle of the Bands Games Based Learning • Set Xboxes up around the hall. In Scottish Schools Thinking out of the • Children compete with someone from their new class but not their current primary school. • Logistic – Projectors – Power – Leaderboard
  42. 42. Box Guitar Hero Challenge Games Based Learning • Meet with new guidance teacher In Scottish Schools Thinking out of the – Talk about the project work in P7, use this as a context for discussion. • Children split into groups of 4 – have to complete GH challenge. • Design a logo • Think of a a band name • Write the first two lines of a song • Senior pupils assist / photograph
  43. 43. Box Optional Activity Games Based Learning • CD cases In Scottish Schools Thinking out of the • Guitar design • Tour of school recording studio • GH Drama • GH Dance • GH Orienteering • Learn to play the guitar • iTunes Challenge
  44. 44. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools
  45. 45. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Showcase of work
  46. 46. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Stage Three: Moving On and Looking Back
  47. 47. Box In August Games Based Learning • The theme of Guitar Hero is used in In Scottish Schools Thinking out of the some subject areas between the start of term to the September weekend. – English (write postcards) – CDT (make postcards) – Social Subjects (discussion)
  48. 48. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools
  49. 49. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools
  50. 50. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Evaluation: How well did we do?
  51. 51. Box Evaluation (1) Stage One: Evaluation of the use of Guitar Hero in Primary School Games Based Learning 100% In Scottish Schools 90% Thinking out of the 80% 70% 60% % Responce Strongly Agree Agree 50% Disagree Strongly Disagree 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% I enjoyed working I learnt new skills The Guitar Hero The Guitar Hero During the Guitar The Guitar hero on the Guitar Hero during the Guitar project has helped project has made Hero project I felt project gave me an project with my Hero project me work better as me a more like a successful opportunity to learn primary 7 teacher part of a small team confident individual learner in different ways Questions
  52. 52. Box Evaluation (2) Stage Two: The Guitar Hero Transition Morning Games Based Learning In Scottish Schools 100% Thinking out of the 90% 80% 70% 60% % Responce Strongly Agree Agree 50% Disagree Strongly Disagree 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% I enjoyed the Guitar The Guitar Hero I made some new I learnt some new The Guitar hero It was good to play Hero transition transition morning friends during the skills during the transition morning Guitar Hero with morning helped make me transition morning. transition morning helped me to get to members of my more prepared for know my guidence new class secondary school teacher better Questions
  53. 53. Box Evaluation (3) Stage Three: Extended Guitar hero Work in Secondary School Games Based Learning 100% In Scottish Schools 90% Thinking out of the 80% 70% 60% % Responce Strongly Agree Agree 50% Disagree Strongly Disagree 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% I enjoyed making the Guitar Hero I learnt some new skills when making I enjoyed writing back to my primary 7 postcards the Guitar Hero postcards teacher about the work I have been doing in secondary school. Questions
  54. 54. Box Evaluation (4) Guitar Hero Project Final Questions Games Based Learning 100% In Scottish Schools 90% Thinking out of the 80% 70% 60% % Responce Strongly Agree Agree 50% Disagree Strongly Disagree 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% The Guitar Hero project improved my I would recommend a Games Based I would be happy to help next years P7 transition to secondary school Learning project (like Guitar Hero) to teachers by telling them about the next years P7. project. Questions
  55. 55. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Some Advice for Success
  56. 56. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools 5 bits of advice
  57. 57. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Little Victories
  58. 58. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Let the children lead the way!
  59. 59. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Be prepared to take risks!
  60. 60. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Be Optimistic!
  61. 61. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools permission’ ‘It’s a lot easier to apologise than gain
  62. 62. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Direction Its time to think?
  63. 63. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Sustainability
  64. 64. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Progression
  65. 65. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools Common Sense
  66. 66. Games Based Learning Thinking out of the Box In Scottish Schools
  67. 67. Box Games Based Learning In Scottish Schools Thinking out of the ‘The future depends on what we do in the present’ (Ghandi) e: olliebray@gmail.com t: www.twitter.com/olliebray b: www.olliebray.com

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