Gaming added to learner contribution
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, 2009Introduction 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.. Agreed contribution
What we will do
Success indicators
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
  • Thinking -reflection
  • 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 -

Self Assessment
Teacher Assessment
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? Evidence Wikis Blogs Sites we went to... Cluster Wiki for Xbox-Colab Viva Pinata home page
Xbox Live Viva
Windows Live Space for Colabhttp:
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