One of the sessions I presented was Coding in the Primary Classroom: An Inquiry Into Gaming with Tamryn Kingsley. We took participants through the process of a unit we taught together with our grade 2 classes. The unit was an inquiry where students made their own games using the platform Scratch.
We have been contacted a few times since the conference to share the resources we used, so I thought I would collate them all here. All the slides and links to the resources we used are below. We would love to hear from you if you are creating your own gaming unit!
Introductory video of what scratch can do https://vimeo.com/65583694
Cheat sheets – guides for learning the basic skills of Scratch https://goo.gl/7PGfZU
Challenges – short tasks using Scratch designed to help learn basic Scratch functions (We used About me, 10 blocks, It’s alive, Music video). http://goo.gl/CgOiO1
Blocks – printable Scratch blocks http://scratched.gse.harvard.edu/resources/vector-scratch-blocks
Supermario Bros. http://www.ozmogames.com/games/super-mario/mario-mushrooms.play
Space invaders http://www.pacxon4u.com/space-invaders/
Platform Scroll https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/1775702/
Punkin Chunkin https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/1445936/
Mel Cashen Festival of Gaming blog post http://melcashen.com/?p=955
Darrel Branson Game Making at Mildura West www.goo.gl/BeWDbt