Saturday, June 26, 2010


As we are getting close to the end of the Game Design Project, 5M's games are almost completed. My class have had the opportunity to play each others games and give feedback on how they could improve their games. As a class we realised the importance of clear instructions in a game, as well as making it challenging for the player.

My students have all responded extremely well to the Game Design Project. They were enthusiastic, excited and interested at all times. Thursday has now become their favourite school day because of the Game Design Project. They have all loved using Kahootz.

I have been really impressed with my students' games. They are based on 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' which we studied in Term 1. It has been great to see the students really thinking about their spelling as they were putting instructions into their games. This project really helped my class work together. They were all more than happy to help anyone having trouble with animation or swatches, or show someone how to make something explode!

As a teacher involved in this project, I have learnt how capable my students are when it comes to technology and how much they enjoy it. Technology really keeps students interested and this project has been a great tool for teaching literacy, problem solving and working with others.

To improve this experience for the students I would like to have had more time allocated for the project. It all went so quickly and unfortunately with different things coming up, we didn't always get the full amount of time needed each week.

Overall we have loved being involved in the Game Design Project and 5M are very proud of their games!

Thank you to Cathie and Anthony for a very worthwhile experience. We wish the project was continuing in Term 3!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! It is so great to read your reflection and to see that you believe game design has been such a worthwhile activity for your class, particularly to engage students in literacy, problem solving and collaboration. Now that the students know how to use the software and designed their first game, they will be able to go on a design other types of games linked back to curriculum!