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Using Video Games as a Spur for Creative Writing….  and lots more! <ul><li>Katie Hitchcox, Evelyn Bookless, Emma Adams </l...
Why Computer Games in the Classroom? To extend ethos of play as a learning tool established in early schooling To ‘tap in’...
Background <ul><li>2006  - Writing identified as a key area for development </li></ul><ul><li>2007  - Initial module devel...
Inspirations Derek Robertson Ollie Bray Kim Pericles Tim Rylands
Year 6 - Samorost An introduction to Samorost What is Samorost? Teamwork
Drama Writing
 
 
Year 5 – Rollercoaster Tycoon
 
Guitar Hero as a stimulus for biographical writing in P6 Parent Perceptions
 
Year 4 – Endless Ocean Identify words/ phrases/ figurative language that adds to imagery. Choose and combine words, images...
… . and Maths too… Collect data and put it in a table to help explore an idea and find out more about it Depth Location Bi...
Nintendogs as a Stimulus for Non-chronological Report Writing in P2
What are Nintendogs? <ul><li>DS Game - Virtual dogs </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Care </li></ul><ul><li>Co...
How we integrated “the dogs” into our classrooms <ul><li>A topic that needed to be more exciting </li></ul><ul><li>We play...
Lessons <ul><li>wallwisher.com to collate ideas about taking care of dogs </li></ul>
Lessons <ul><li>2Simple 2Connect Mind Mapping </li></ul>
Outcomes <ul><li>Collaboration and opportunities for S&L </li></ul><ul><li>Lengthy & well-written reports, across differen...
End of unit writing
Cross-curricular links <ul><li>Mathematics – use of money and budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Reading – Fiction and Non-Fictio...
Year 1 – Moshi Monsters Daily Challenge
 
Maia’s Story In their words…
Future Plans! Early Years – Phonics,  Audio Stories with iTouch Y6/7 Transfer Unit Inanimate Alice Learning Support/Numera...
References Samorost - http://amanita-design.net/samorost-1/ Moshi Monsters – www.moshimonsters.com Derek Robertson - http:...
Contacts Katie Hitchcox – khitchcox@kellettschool.com Evelyn Bookless – ebookless@kellettschool.com Class blog:  http://p2...
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Hand Held learning

  1. 1. Using Video Games as a Spur for Creative Writing…. and lots more! <ul><li>Katie Hitchcox, Evelyn Bookless, Emma Adams </li></ul><ul><li>Kellett School Hong Kong </li></ul>
  2. 2. 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 ”
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>2006 - Writing identified as a key area for development </li></ul><ul><li>2007 - Initial module developed using Rollercoaster Tycoon in Year 5 </li></ul><ul><li>2008 - Rollercoaster Tycoon module developed and refined </li></ul><ul><li>2009 - Year 1 - Moshi Monsters , Year 2 - Nintendogs </li></ul><ul><li>& Year 6 – Samorost and Guitar Hero </li></ul><ul><li>2010 – Year 4 – Endless Ocean </li></ul>
  4. 4. Inspirations Derek Robertson Ollie Bray Kim Pericles Tim Rylands
  5. 5. Year 6 - Samorost An introduction to Samorost What is Samorost? Teamwork
  6. 6. Drama Writing
  7. 9. Year 5 – Rollercoaster Tycoon
  8. 11. Guitar Hero as a stimulus for biographical writing in P6 Parent Perceptions
  9. 13. 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.
  10. 14. … . 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
  11. 15. Nintendogs as a Stimulus for Non-chronological Report Writing in P2
  12. 16. What are Nintendogs? <ul><li>DS Game - Virtual dogs </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Care </li></ul><ul><li>Competitions </li></ul>
  13. 17. How we integrated “the dogs” into our classrooms <ul><li>A topic that needed to be more exciting </li></ul><ul><li>We played and planned </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Launch and integration </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration, Peer teaching & Enjoyment </li></ul><ul><li>“ Doggie Updates” - webcams </li></ul>
  14. 18. Lessons <ul><li>wallwisher.com to collate ideas about taking care of dogs </li></ul>
  15. 19. Lessons <ul><li>2Simple 2Connect Mind Mapping </li></ul>
  16. 20. Outcomes <ul><li>Collaboration and opportunities for S&L </li></ul><ul><li>Lengthy & well-written reports, across different abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate headings and facts – children knew what the wanted to say. </li></ul><ul><li>Real-life context </li></ul><ul><li>They didn’t want to stop! </li></ul>
  17. 21. End of unit writing
  18. 22. Cross-curricular links <ul><li>Mathematics – use of money and budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Reading – Fiction and Non-Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>PSHE – care of </li></ul><ul><li>animals, responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>Topic on Dogs </li></ul>
  19. 23. Year 1 – Moshi Monsters Daily Challenge
  20. 25. Maia’s Story In their words…
  21. 26. Future Plans! Early Years – Phonics, Audio Stories with iTouch Y6/7 Transfer Unit Inanimate Alice Learning Support/Numeracy Brain Training with Nintendo DS
  22. 27. 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,
  23. 28. Contacts Katie Hitchcox – khitchcox@kellettschool.com Evelyn Bookless – ebookless@kellettschool.com Class blog: http://p2-9.blogspot.com/ @evbook Emma Adams – eadams@kellettschool.com @assistantpinhk

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