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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

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

Ian Livingstone, Games Publisher



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

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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