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Computing at school 2011

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


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


Computing at school 2011

Introducing Kodu


Computing at school 2011

Kodudes – The Write Buzz

The story so far…


Computing at school 2011

Kodudes – The Write Buzz

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Kodu Game Lab – BETT 2010


Computing at school 2011

Kodudes – The Write Buzz

The idea

Premiere Stories Project


Computing at school 2011

Kodudes – The Write Buzz

The cohort

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


Computing at school 2011

Kodudes – The Write Buzz

Session breakdown – narrative study

Reluctant readers – not interested in story narrative???


Computing at school 2011

Kodudes – The Write Buzz

Session breakdown – purposeful writing

Reluctant writers??


Computing at school 2011

Kodudes – The Write Buzz

Session breakdown – creating interactive key scenes

Kodu skills progression – land tools and basic functions


Computing at school 2011

Kodudes – The Write Buzz

Session breakdown – the story walkthrough experience …

The Premiere - entrance


Computing at school 2011

Kodudes – The Write Buzz

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

Kodu skills progression – paths, if > then procedures …


Computing at school 2011

Kodudes – The Write Buzz

Session breakdown – the mini-game – narrative climax

Game design – supporting the narrative


Computing at school 2011

Kodudes – The Write Buzz

Session breakdown – the mini-game – narrative climax

Kodu skills progression – Creatables and variables


Computing at school 2011

Kodudes – The Write Buzz

Session breakdown – the XML ‘hack’

Editing and revising - a more traditional end product!


Computing at school 2011

Kodudes – The Write Buzz

Summary

USB

Engaged motivated learners


Computing at school 2011

Kodudes – The Write Buzz

The Wreck of the Zanzibar

Adapting the concept, making it more ‘mainstream’


Computing at school 2011

Kodudes – The Write Buzz

The Wreck of the Zanzibar

Interrogating the text – stimulating writing


Computing at school 2011

Kodudes – The Write Buzz

The Wreck of the Zanzibar

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


Computing at school 2011

Kodudes – The Write Buzz

The Wreck of the Zanzibar

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


Computing at school 2011

Collaborative Challenge


Computing at school 2011

Computing At School, 2011

Let’s make a PONG!


Computing at school 2011

Computing At School, 2011

Primary Computer Science Club

Innovating the Primary Curriculum

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@tmeeky


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