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June 25, 2007

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Margaret Cassidy

Well, this looks great. I think it is such a good idea to use a project like this for Primary 7 in their last term and they all seem to have benefitted from it- not least the teacher.
How did you get over the 12+ on Guitar Hero and using it with Primary children?

Kim Pericles

Congratulations to everyone involved in this project - sounds and looks like lots of fun!
"It's all linked instead of one thing at a time" yep, that's the way to go. ... meaningful, relevant, engaging and purposeful, as well as appealing to different learning styles. This project has it all covered :)

Derek

The 12+ thing could have been a problem but in this case it was not. The PEGI ratings are an indicator of possible inappropriate content and in this case it seems to be some of the language that may be in the songs. Songs that may not have inappropriate language can be used byt the teacher and other could be avoided. The class didn't even play in career mode and it seems that the occasional go on the available tracks in quick play was enough to stir the motivational juices. The school also sent out letters to parents explaining all about the project and that the game did have a 12+ rating. One parent wrote back asking a bit more about it but said that they trusted the judgement of the school and the teacher and that they would be happy to let their child particpate in the project. There are ways round these issues Margaret but you are quite right to bring it up. By the way, have you got over 100,000 yet in Guitar Hero?

Derek

Thanks Kim. I must say that I was hugely impressed with what the teacher and the children had done...it made teaching and learning look easy and lots and lots of fun.

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Neil Winton

Just a thought... this would be a really obvious project to pull together as a Bebo Band... Band member profiles, artwork, music, tour dates... It would also have the benefit of allowing teachers to discuss the pros and cons of Bebo/MySpace/et al...

All it would need is an enlightened Authority which allowed access to Bebo...

Have a great break everyone!

Anna Rossvoll

Well Hannibal! it was a great plan - looking forward to sharing the project in more detail at SLF. Aberdeenshire have very much welcomed the opportunity to be involved in this innovative project.
Thank you.

Margaret Cassidy

Oh Derek, we left 100 000 behind long ago. Once my daughter got over 200 000 for Message in a bottle I had a challenge. My son had guitar hero for a week for his flatmates in Glasgow and was on expert - so guess what I will be doing during the holidays - all for development of course!!

Derek

Margaret, I think you are getting a little too good at this for my liking....may not play you in front of an audience!

Vicky

Absolutely love the project!! I am teaching Primary 7 next session and hope to take be able to deliver something as brilliant as this!
Well done to all involved.
Vicky

alison butcher

This sounds great fun especially for P7 at this time of the year. I liked how all the other curricular areas were included. I would have loved to have used this as the basis for my rather boring 'sound' project. The drawback of teaching in an open plan school is that the neighbouring classes complain that we have too much fun when we play games! Myst was bad enough. I don't know what they would have thought of Guitar Hero resounding around the area!!

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