Game Designer

Children will learn to design, build and program games in this exciting session.

Each gaming project is designed to foster children’s skills in critical and creative thinking, problem solving and  collaboration with peers.

There are three projects to choose from:

  • Puzzling Times (Key Stage 1)
  • My Very Own Game (Lower Key Stage 2
  • Who Wants to Play? (Upper Key Stage 2)

Once the digital games are complete they can be shared with players from around the world. The finished games can also be used as an exciting stimulus to further develop the pupils’ digital literacy skills using various multimedia tools to create high quality posters and videos, persuasive texts, invitations to games fairs, interactive guides or stories.

The session is underpinned by 21st Century Skills (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking) and the pupils will also use the following skills:

  • Literacy
  • Digital Literacy
  • Multimedia
  • Basic – Advanced Programming

iPads and apps will be provided for the pupils to use throughout the day.

Wanted Dragon

The pupils in Key Stage 1 will be amazed as they bring a dragon to life using the power of augmented reality. Working in pairs the children will take part in a number of highly engaging multimedia activities which conclude with the pupils designing a clever trap that will eventually capture the troublesome dragon.

Activities include:

  • Using augmented reality to bring their dragon to life
  • Creating a digital book to share with the world
  • Using digital storyboards to describe the dragon’s features
  • Designing a ‘Wanted Poster’ for the dragon’s capture
  • Producing an animated news bulletin to warn people about this dangerous beast
  • Using their imagination to design a trap to capture the dragon

The session is underpinned by 21st Century Skills (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking) and the pupils will also use the following skills:

  • Multimedia
  • Spoken Language
  • Literacy
  • Digital Literacy

iPads and apps will be provided for the pupils to use throughout the day

Digital Apprentice

This fun packed classroom day for pupils utilises the power of technology as they embark on developing an exciting new business idea.

During the project the pupils will:

  • Design and brand a pair of trainers with eye-catching logos
  • Create digital posters
  • Produce and edit professional looking marketing videos
  • Bring a new trainer design ‘to life’ using augmented reality
  • Delve into the finances of the business by investingating marketing and sales costs to produce profit/loss accounts
  • Package all the multimedia content into their own unique app which can be shared with the world!
  • Pitch their business to an audience ‘Dragons Den’ style

 

The session is underpinned by 21st Century Skills (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking) and the pupils will also use the following skills:

  • Business and Enterprise
  • Digital Literacy
  • Multimedia
  • Programming
  • Mathematics
  • Handling data[

ipads and apps will be provided for the children to use throughout the day.

 

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