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Computing At School, 2011

TheNational Curriculumenjoinsschools to teachnot computer science but ICT – a strange hybrid of desktop publishing lessons and Microsoft tutorials. While PowerPoint and Excel are useful vocational skills, they are never going to equip anybody for a career in ....


Computing At School, 2011


Computing At School, 2011


Computing At School, 2011


Computing At School, 2011

“Computer science is to ICT what writing is to reading.”

Ian Livingstone, Games Publisher


Introducing Kodu


Kodudes – The Write Buzz

The story so far…


Kodudes – The Write Buzz

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Kodu Game Lab – BETT 2010


Kodudes – The Write Buzz

The idea

Premiere Stories Project


Kodudes – The Write Buzz

The cohort

The Kodudes! – reluctant readers / writers…??? … disengaged ???


Kodudes – The Write Buzz

Session breakdown – narrative study

Reluctant readers – not interested in story narrative???


Kodudes – The Write Buzz

Session breakdown – purposeful writing

Reluctant writers??


Kodudes – The Write Buzz

Session breakdown – creating interactive key scenes

Kodu skills progression – land tools and basic functions


Kodudes – The Write Buzz

Session breakdown – the story walkthrough experience …

The Premiere - entrance


Kodudes – The Write Buzz

Session breakdown – the story walkthrough (coding in the bg)

Kodu skills progression – paths, if > then procedures …


Kodudes – The Write Buzz

Session breakdown – the mini-game – narrative climax

Game design – supporting the narrative


Kodudes – The Write Buzz

Session breakdown – the mini-game – narrative climax

Kodu skills progression – Creatables and variables


Kodudes – The Write Buzz

Session breakdown – the XML ‘hack’

Editing and revising - a more traditional end product!


Kodudes – The Write Buzz

Summary

USB

Engaged motivated learners


Kodudes – The Write Buzz

The Wreck of the Zanzibar

Adapting the concept, making it more ‘mainstream’


Kodudes – The Write Buzz

The Wreck of the Zanzibar

Interrogating the text – stimulating writing


Kodudes – The Write Buzz

The Wreck of the Zanzibar

Modelling the Scilly Isles, turtle rescue scene, gig boat race (mini-game)


Kodudes – The Write Buzz

The Wreck of the Zanzibar

On-going self evaluation of coding capabilities… working towards Kodu certification!


Collaborative Challenge


Computing At School, 2011

Let’s make a PONG!


Computing At School, 2011

Primary Computer Science Club

Innovating the Primary Curriculum

[email protected]

@tmeeky


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