Digital Game Design

We are learning to describe criteria for a good digital game.

Empathy at the centre of design. watch this clip:

Skim through this site for ideas on what makes a good game.

Think about your process of designing the sunscreeen emoji. What makes a good emoji? Can you use these ideas for digital game design?

Leave a comment here on this blog about anything you would consider a good digital game should have.

The Batavia Mutiny

We are learning about an event in Western Australian history. We are learning to think deeper about events in the past.

Task 1: Socrative

Take the Socrative quiz. use the Socrative Student app, or the Socrative website.

Enter our room number: 57344

 

TASK 2: Watch these 2 clips and post a comment on this blog:

  • I wondering…
  • It’s bugging me that…
  • I noticed that…

Batavia Mutiny clip

Batavia Shipwreck clip

 

 

 

DAY OF CULTURE

1. Cultural Stories

Book in Brette on Wednesday March 21 to come to your classroom for an oral storytelling session. This is an ideal two-class or buddy class activity.

2. Baker Boy

Learn Baker Boy’s moves for the chorus of his Hottest 100 hit, Marryuna. Watch the clip on this page for the chorus moves.

LYRICS FOR THE CHORUS;

Yolngu, mala, our music is growing

I’m using my manikay

The river is flowing – dab

Feel the wind blowing

Yolngu ngali marrtji

Miyak got dirramu

Marryuna, marryuna, marryuna, marryuna.

Check out this next clip to pick up some freestyling ideas.

3. Flipgrid

This is a web-based tool which enables you to record a set of short video clips.

Create an educator login.

Create a new grid, and a new topic. Copy the link to your topic and share this with your students – either on an iPad or a laptop.

TIP: set up a ‘recording booth’ in your classroom and get your students creating, in pairs or one-by-one. Keep videos to under 30sec.

FEDERATION? REALLY?

Your mission: solve the clues to unlock the Breakout Box. On your group sheet, record all answers before you try the locks of the Breakout Box. Get your answer sheet checked first – and ask for some hints if you need them.

CLUE 1:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look carefully at the photo. What’s one thing in common that most of the people have?

CLUE 2:

In which year were Indigenous Australians given the right to vote in Federal elections?

CLUE 3:

Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?

 

CLUE 4:

The Federal government is responsible for:

sewerage 699
defence and immigration 106
freeways 118
prisons 983

CLUE 5:

Dame Enid Lyons was the first female member of parliament. Have a listen to her first speech here:

 

Emoji Project 2

TASK 1:

Look carefully at the demos on the Assembly app. Have another go at designing the sunscreen logo. Limit to using shapes and symbols.

TASK 2:

Our drama task will look at how different groups of people might respond to the poo emoji. We will also be participating in a ‘Line debate’. We will also be looking at the blog comments left by our classmates.

Emoji Project 1

We are learning how to use and create visual language, focusing on emojis. We are thinking about how to use emojis confidently and appropriately for communicating in and out of school.

We are learning to read emojis, asking the big question: what is the author trying to make me think or do?

We are learning about other graphic messages such as logos, animated GIFs and digital games.

 

TASK 1: Elroy hates using sunscreen! Perhaps a different logo on the tube might help? Design a logo for sunscreen that will encourage 4 year-old Elroy to use it. Use the iPad app Assembly.

 

TASK 2: The Poo Emoji: why would people choose to use or not? What might this symbol mean to different people? record your thoughts in a comment on this blog post.