Tag Archives: Literacy

Text Adventures in Grade 3/4B

I have used text adventures in the classroom before, with grade six students. I didn’t really think my grade 3/4 students would enjoy or benefit from playing text adventures: I thought they might not understand a lot of the words, … Continue reading

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Electrocity

I have been testing the waters of GBL in a grade 3/4 classroom this year. It has been a wonderful challenge for me as a teacher and students have been open to and enthusiastic about using games to support their … Continue reading

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Super Scribblenauts on DS in Literacy

This term we have introduced the use of Super Scribblenauts on Nintendo DS into our Literacy Rotations in the 6B classroom. Released in 2010, the game is a little gem for GBL, as the puzzles rely on the player correctly … Continue reading

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Designing Secret Fortresses in 5/6B

      I stumbled across this book,¬†Rule the World, by Klutz, while browsing the shelves in a little bookshop in Caloundra while on holidays. It’s proving to be the best find I’ve ever made. The activities in the book … Continue reading

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More of Nintendo DS in Literacy

5/6B have continued to explore the use of Nintendo DS in Literacy for the duration of this term, with really interesting results. Students have continued to bring in their own Nintendo DSs and games to use in class, and have … Continue reading

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Where to start with Nintendo Wii in the Classroom

A few educators have contacted me in the past and said that they would really like to use Nintendo Wii and other gaming consoles in their classrooms but didn’t know how to get started with it. Here is the approach … Continue reading

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Mario Kart Writing Unit

These holidays I have had the time to sit down and write out the VELS (Victorian Essential Learning Standards) Level 4 ¬†(grades 5 and 6) Writing unit based around Nintendo Wii Mario Kart, which has been in my head for … Continue reading

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