Learning to design, build and program games can be an extremely rewarding experience for the children. Not only will they learn and understand how games work but they will also benefit from many other skills.
Each of the gaming projects are designed to foster children’s skills in critical and creative thinking, problem solving and collaboration with their peers.
The projects to choose from are:
- 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 then 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 cover the following skills:
- Basic – Advanced Programming
- Digital Literacy
*The games are hosted online and can be played on any device connected to the internet. By clicking on the URL you can view how many people have played the game and which country they are from.
iPads and apps will be provided for the pupils to use throughout the day