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2010 Viva Pinata
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Big Pinata Play Off
May 22nd 2009
March 6 2009
Getting Ready For big pinata play off
Learning plan and focus
First Planning meeting 10th November 2008
Thank you all for attending it was a successful first meeting for the group
The facilitators present:
Jacira Meyerink -- Cambridge middle school Geoff Booth -- Southwell School Tanya Thompson -- St Andrews Middle School Kerry Williams -- Southwell School Dave Winter -- Southwell School Jo Wilson -- Southwell School
Term 4, 2008
All lead teachers to play the game and get to Level 9 - Friday 5th December 8am-11amNext meeting will be -
We will bring a list of the essential skills for Term 1, 2009, ideas etc to discuss at the meeting
Dave will work on wikispace to clarify outcomes for term one others welcome here also
Term 1, 2009
Introduction to Viva Pinata - go to youtube trailer etc. Introduction of the game and how to play it.
Introduction to live spaces
Gameplay to happen online or with two controller gardens but not across the Schools at this stage.
In class discussions around setting up a learning environment - team set up and roles..
What we will do
Post per group about the key competencies or team roles on live spaces
Students from each of the four classes 1 post per group.
Clearly articulated statements about key competencies and group roles.
Each student will have opportunity to play the game visit the website and the classes will have at least one community display game reflection discussion.
Each of the classes
Games will be able to be shown to have developed and students will show some understanding of how to garden successfully.
Key competencies identified as important
Relating to others
Communication - clear understanding, able to influence, help
Develop these during Term 1 - what do the key competencies look like etc??
Learning Intentions discussed and negotiated with students/teachers
Essential basic skills checklist
- a base "toolkit"
skills base - watering can, spades etc
Programme support specific - online help and forums, Viva Pinata home page etc
understanding/development of Key Competencies -
Game Set Up
specifc sub skills need to be listed here
Basic Game Skills
Accessing Games Support
Achievement objectives??? Cyber Safety - use this as a opportunity
Discussion around structure
Livespaces to be used for integrity to agreement
this will feed to wikispace
How many students in each group? 4 possible roles player, researcher, adviser
studentstimetabling etc???? Job roles, how will they be managed- rotation of roles??
Use the students/teachers experience in the game to help co-construct the roles, routines, regulations?
Sites we went to...
Cluster Wiki for Xbox-Colab
Viva Pinata home page
Xbox Live Viva Pinatahttp:
Windows Live Space for Colabhttp:
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