Archive for April, 2010
- April 29th, 2010
- Comments: 3 Comments » Tags: : Categories Conferences, Consolarium, cross-curricular, game based learning
As you probably know the Consolarium team was invited to the Games Based Learning 10 conference in London at the end of March. We presented on aspects of our work and if you click on you can follow the links to the videos of our presentations. ( Derek Robertson, Ollie Bray, Brian Clark and Brian McLaren)
During my own presentation there was a bit of a technical hiccup which prevented a couple of the embedded films, produced by teachers Mr Simpson (@familysimpson on Twitter) from Inverurie Academy and Mr Tait (@scotsnick on Twitter) from Grangemouth High, from working properly so I have embedded them here.
PS don’t forget to send in your MarioKart Times!!More
- April 26th, 2010
- Comments: 1 Comment Tags: : Categories Added Value, Consolarium, cross-curricular, game based learning, Games we have, Multi-player games, Nintendo, SLF10
Dum! dumdumdum! dumdum!
<cue Murray Walker voice>
………….and there goes Mario!
………………and there goes Luigi!
F1 season is well underway and all over Scotland schools are taking up the SLF10 Mario Challenge.
Would you like to race head to head, in front of a live audience and win the title of
SLF10 MarioKarter Champion ?
This year at SLF10 there will be a Mario Kart Grand Prix for Primary and Secondary pupils. In order to qualify you must be in the top 4 verified time trial times.
Teachers must submit a photo of a pupil’s verified Time Trial time. These times will be logged on a leader board held on the Consolarium Glow Group and blog so you can track your position against the whole of Scotland.
At the moment these leaderboards are empty (apart from my rubbish time!) – submit your time now!
The four fastest primary pupils and four fastest secondary pupils will be invited, with school representatives, to compete in a live race final at SLF10. In order to submit a qualifying time you must run your time trial according to the criteria below.
|The character must be||MARIO|
|The circuit must be||MARIO CIRCUIT|
|The Kart must be||STANDARD KART|
A picture of the complete time trial showing character, kart and time should be forwarded email@example.com
The four fastest pupils from each sector will then race head to head in the
50cc Mushroom Cup Grand Prix
in front of a live audience at SLF10.
The driver with the most amount of points at the end of the Grand Prix will be the winner and crowned Mario Kart Champion SLF10 and win a Wii and copy of Mario Kart for their school.
Check out the glow group where schools involved will be posting plans, pictures and joining discussions about the game and the work they are undertaking within their class using Mario Kart as a contextual hub or as a subject specific theme.
The closing date for verified Time Trial times is September 3rd 2010. Qualifiers will be contacted after this date