Haileybury College, Edrington - Computer Club Information for teachers   

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Literature on school improvement is full of exhortations to make the content of instruction "relevant." …….. But if one does belong to a culture in which video games are important, transforming oneself from a consumer to a producer of games may well be an even more powerful way for some children to find importance in what they are doing.
Preface by Seymour Papert to Minds in Play by Yasmin Kafai
Computer Club is an activity held by Haileybury College, Edrington, Berwick, Victoria Australia. It rises from our commitment to "relevant" self directed learning. The games are the work of our students, they set their own goals, they are very much their creations.
They are published here because we value their efforts. We encourage dialogue with other schools who recognise the value of game programming as a learning tool. (see background) See what the students think student_impressions.htm.

Your comments and questions are welcome, email  forster at ozonline dot com dot au
Gamemaker Links
You can download Gamemaker at www.gamemaker.nl, there are a number of useful resources there.

There is a teachers' discussion forum, read posts at http://lyris.education.tas.gov.au:8080/read/?forum=gamemaker  

or subscribe at http://lyris.education.tas.gov.au:8080/read/all_forums/subscribe?name=gamemaker 
There are teachers resources at:

Lesson plan Gamemaker Lesson Plan.doc (356kb)
http://intranet.woodvillehs.sa.edu.au/kerrbi/g/int.htm - Woodville High South Australia
http://portal.newman.wa.edu.au/technology/10cap/html/Gmkr03.htm - Newman College Western Australia
http://www.education.tas.gov.au/itproject/gamemaker/default.htm - Dept. of Education Tasmania, Australia

http://www.newtown.tased.edu.au/computingweb/gamemaker/ Newtown High School Tasmania

http://velorum.ballarat.edu.au/~rrussell/tutorials/gamemaker/index.php University of Ballarat

http://www.freewebs.com/schoolgamemaker/ A website about programming games at school

Flash Classroom  http://www.flashclassroom.com 



Other Australian resources:
http://www.openlab.net.au/  OpenLab is a gentle community advocating Free Open Source Software - helping teachers, students, parents and small business come to terms with this huge IT revolution
http://www.vitta.org.au/ The Victorian Information Technology Teachers Association Inc is a non-profit organisation to support information technology teachers at primary schools, secondary colleges and universities in Victoria, Australia.
Lists: Information Processing and Management, Information Systems, Information Technology Year 11,
Information Technology Years 7 –10    
http://www.acmi.net.au/ The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is a world-leading centre for experiencing the moving image in all its forms - film, television, internet ...
http://www.gdaa.asn.au/about/index.html The Game Developers’ Association of Australia
http://www.sumea.com.au Sumea Launchpad provides a focal point for Australian and New Zealand game developers and artists

http://www.swinburne.edu.au/hed/digitalgames/resources.html The ‘Teaching and Learning with Digital Games' project

http://www.learningplace.com.au/deliver/content.asp?pid=24029 Games in Learning Project


Other Links

http://it.coe.uga.edu/wwild/pptgames/index.html Homemade Powerpoint games

http://facstaff.uww.edu/jonesd/games/index.html  download those PowerPoint games that support your learning objectives

http://www.oswego.org/staff/cchamber/techno/games.htm Create your own games

http://it.coe.uga.edu/wwild/pptgames/index.html The Education Arcade discussion forum

http://www.gamelearning.net/ free information and resources for teaching children how to make computer games in clubs and schools

http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=BattleBot_Puzzle Botz puzzles

http://www.scenariosusa.com/educators/makingmovies/ A Guide for Young Filmmakers from the Directors Guild of America

http://www.biologic.com.au/bugbrain/ neural networks

http://www.fi.uu.nl/wisweb/ maths java applets (Dutch language)

http://www.ct4me.net/math_manipulatives.htm Virtual manipulables

http://www.ies.co.jp/math/java/geo/index.html Virtual manipulables


Royalty Free Music









http://www.acro.edu.au/ audio, video, and imagery that can be used freely and legally for creating new digital art, for education, or just for fun.

www.myriad_online.com Melody Assistant runs on Macintosh (Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS X) and Windows (95, 98, ME, 2000, NT4 or XP). Melody Assistant is a shareware program, which means you can use it for free, with no limit in time, and pay a fee (US$ 20 or 20 euros), only if it matches your expectations.



Students' pages at other schools

http://www.newtown.tased.edu.au/computingweb/gamemaker/examples.htm Gamemaker, Newtown High School, Tasmania Australia

http://www.reignhead.sheffield.sch.uk/games/research_04.htm  student's games, years 3 to 6 made with StageCast Web Player at Reignhead Community Primary School Sheffield UK

http://www.nexusresearchgroup.com/info_systems/games.htm For the last three years, students from Inglewood High School and New Plymouth Girls' High have been taught to create games

http://www.ioe.ac.uk/playground/gameplace/index.html  The Playground Project, games made by children and project members, programmed with ToonTalk, an animated programming language and Imagine a graphical version of Logo.

www.csmdigital.com includes students' games made with Microworlds

http://www.nhavenr7.sa.edu.au/students.htm  North Haven Schools Download and play cool games made by 6/7 students using Gamemaker

http://missgurganus.com Lincoln High School Computer Club Ypsilanti, MI , USA

http://www.terrace.qld.edu.au/coming.htm#kids  St. Joseph's College, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, non-linear novels - (by inter school collaboration), 3d graphics, photo art

http://www.bellbridgeps.vic.edu.au/Kidsonnet2.html work created by Grade 3 and 4 students using 'Arachnophilia'. 'Bellbridge Computer Club' Bellbridge Primary School, Hoppers Crossing, Victoria , Australia  

http://vermontsc.vic.edu.au/gallery/computer_programming/ The Games Factory games, Vermont Secondary College, Vermont VIC 3133 Australia

http://www.cattanach.org/microworlds/studentwork.html MicroWorlds Projects made by Fifth Grade students at The Lakeview School Denville NJ

http://www.cs.uu.nl/docs/vakken/gds/games.html Gamemaker games by big kids, Utrecht University Institute of Information and Computing Sciences

http://learn.it.uts.edu.au/31002/projects/  Gamemaker games by big kids, The University of Technology, Sydney, 

http://ahefner.com/game.html The Hefner Hideout, Gamemaker games

http://dewey.westallsc.vic.edu.au/cybercom Westall Secondary College Computer Club

http://www.hamptonps.vic.edu.au/student.htm  Hampton Primary School, student work, Power Point Hyperstudio  Kid Pix Word

http://www.sunburyhps.vic.edu.au/computerroom.htm page of the Computer Club (mainly links), Sunbury Heights Primary School  Sunbury Vic. Australia

http://www.schools.ash.org.au/stcolumbas/classes/ComputerClub/members_web_pages.htm St Columba's,  Queensland, Australia

http://www.beautypt-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/work.html Beauty Point Public School student work

http://www.tased.edu.au/schools/claremop/Students%20work/student.htm  Claremont Primary School students' work

http://www.lyndale.vic.edu.au/subjectlinks.htm Lyndale Secondary College student work

http://www.araratcc.vic.edu.au/users/jott/fow/GALLERIES.html  Global Classroom, student art work

http://www.vaucluse-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/students/artp1.html  Vaucluse Public School art gallery

http://www.highburyps.sa.edu.au/student_gallery.htm  Highbury Primary School, student work gallery

http://www.beacy.wa.edu.au/classwk/clwk2004/clframe2004.html  Beaconsfield Primary School, artwork

http://www.ramcops.sa.edu.au/Student_work.htm Ramco Primary School, artwork

http://www.stcaths.adl.catholic.edu.au/pages/students.htm  St. Catherine's Parish School, literature

http://www.chillingha-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/stu_pages.htm Chillingham Public School, artwork

http://www.oconnor.nsw.edu.au/studentpages.html  O’Connor Catholic College, year 7 poetry

http://www.sussexinle-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/ Sussex Inlet Public School, 

http://www.bayswaterps.vic.edu.au/students/students.htm Bayswater Primary School, artwork

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/numeracy.htm Programs by pupils: (Made as independent or group work in Numeracy Hour)

http://www.internettery.com/gamemaker/index.htm  Game Maker computer games made by pupils of Sawston Village College