Game Weeks 1-9 Fall

Week 9 (Nov. 2-6)

  • Wed-Fri: Finish Unit 2 - Contemporary Game Assignment
    • Warm Up
      • Watch U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday 1983 and 2013
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Create a blog post titled, Contemporary Game Assignment 
      • Create a blog post titled, Critical Thinking Assignment
      • Finish any unfinised class work
  • Mon: Create MDA Framework Presentation
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Read your assigned section and decide how you can present this information in a way that students will remember
        • You can use examples, analogies, compare and contrast, images, etc.
      • Read MDA document, if you didn't this weekend

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Week 8 (Oct. 26-30)

  • Fri: Finish Game Objects Blog Post and Start MDA Framework Presentation
    • Warm Up
      • Watch Midnight Oil - Read About It
        • Read the lyrics
          • Summing up world affairs in one song and media's lack of coverage of the things that really matter
          • What do you think?
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO 
      • Add to blog post named Game Objects
        • Take notes about key ideas to know about game design related to Game Objects
          • If you have already watched this, create the blog post and detail what you learned
        • Watch last 12 minutes
      • Play The Ant Simulator
      • Read your assigned section and decide how you can present this information in a way that students will remember
        • You can use examples, analogies, compare and contrast, images, etc.
      • Read MDA document - read it this weekend
  • Tues: Create Game Design Mind Maps and Blog Post
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Remind about File Drill
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Download and install FreeMind
      • Work on mind maps
      • Create blog post titled, Capstone Project - Top 2-3 Ideas
        • Include a screenshot of each mind mapped idea
          • In your mindmap include at least 4 elements like:
            • Storyline
            • Chararcters
            • Scenes
            • Objects
            • Levels
            • Action
        • Include a brief description of each capstone project idea
        • Due end of class Wednesday

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Week 7 (Oct. 19-23)

  • Thurs-Fri: Learn About Game Objects
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Remind about File Drill
        • Demonstrate backing up Unity files
      • You should be familiar with the Unity Editor user interface
      • You should be experimenting with importing and manipulating game objects for Unit 2
    • WEDO
      • Open the Unity Editor
        • Mr. Le Duc knows you know where and what it is
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Create blog post named Game Objects
        • Take notes about key ideas to know about game design related to Game Objects
          • If you have already watched this, create the blog post and detail what you learned
        • Watch 0:00 -15:00 on Thursday and the rest on Friday
  • Mon: Create Blog Post Capstone Project Ideas and Start Unit 2 - Critical Thinking in Game Design
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Facilitate discussion about work so far
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Create a blog post titled, 5 Capstone Project Ideas
      • Enter at least five core game (i.e. product) ideas to be considered for your final Capstone Project
        • These do not need to be very detailed ideas, just a few sentences to capture the main game concept
        • Later, one of these ideas will be developed and delivered as your final Capstone Project submission
      • Participate Unit 2 activity
      • Continue to explore Unity Learn web resources

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Week 6 (Oct. 12-15)


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Week 5 (Oct. 4-8)

  • Wed: Finish Past Work, Finish on Game Modification Task Sheet Blog Post
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Finish missing work, then:
      • Title on blog post Game Modification Task Sheet
        • Finish on task sheet
  • Tues: Find New Seat, Finish Past Work, Work on Game Modification Task Sheet
  • Mon: Find New Seat, Review Student Work, and Build Schedule for Class
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Introduce the five why's
    • WEDO
      • Delete Hello World Post, Sample Page, and turn off lame Widgets
      • Turn off some Widgets and explore Themes
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Review the Unit 1 (PDF) and plan your week
      • Start working on Game Modification Task Sheet document

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Week 4 (Sept. 28 - Oct. 2)

  • Fri: Review Voicethread Process, Watch a Brain Rule, and Explore SkillsUSA
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
      • Participate in personality test
        • Color
        • Animal
        • Path
        • Cup
        • Body of water
        • Wall
        • Dark room
    • YOUDO
      • Create a  blog post titled, Brain Rules - Vision
        • Write notes about the vision brain rule that you want to remember
          • Remember your blog is a memory extender - if you want to better remember or recall information place your ideas / information in your blog to access later
      • Complete About Me page with Voicethread either linked or embedded
      • Explore SkillsUSA web site and think about join the CHS SkillsUSA club
  • Thurs: Upload Slides Into Voicethread and Create Narration
  • Wed: Verify Linkedin Account,  Create and Place Wordle, and Upload Slides Into Voicethread
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
      • Check Linkedin profiles with Mr. Le Duc
      • Verify Voicethread accounts with Mr. Le Duc
    • YOUDO
      • Make sure your profile is safe
      • Build, upload to Flickr and embed Wordle.net word art into your About Me page
      • Upload slides to a Voicethread
  • Tues: Create Linkedin Account, Try Wordle, and Practice Voicethread
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Review 21st Century Skills - 10.B.1 - as used in the YuGiOh Card Exercise
      • Review 4 Point Scale
      • Demonstrate Linkedin Account Creation
        • We will hide your last name on your profile
        • We can reveal or hide anything on your profile
        • The same biography you wrote for your About Me page on your blog can be used for your Linkedin profile
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Create a Linkedin Account
      • Review About Me page
      • Practice with Voicethread
  • Mon: Create About Me Page, Create a Wordle, and Practice Voicethread

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Week 3 (Sept. 21-25)

  • Fri: Review Unity Curriculum
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Download the Unity installer
      • Skim through the Unity Curriculum
      • Take notes
        • What intriquing information was shared?
        • Write what you want to remember
        • Remember your blog is your memory extender
      • Title blog post - Unity Course Overview
  • Thurs: Review Work Cited Slide, Create Voicethread Account, Create About Me Page
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Ask for missing material
      • Review Work Cited Slide details
      • Demonstrate how to make an About Me Page
      • Share presentation platform: Voicethread presentation
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
      • Have your neighbor to review your Work Cited slide
    • YOUDO
      • Show Mr. Le Duc your Work Cited slide 
      • Create a About Me Page
      • Write a little about your goals for this class/life
      • Create a Voicethread and embed in your about me page
  • Wed: Review Blog Post
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Review another students' blog post
        • Fill in the My Presentation Checklist and hand in to Mr. Le Duc
      • Coming next! Creating a About Me Page
      • Create a Voicethread and embed on your about me page
  • Tues: Create My Presentation Blog Post
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Ask for missing material
      • Subscribe to Remind.com (It's optional)
        • To receive messages via text, text @chsgame to 81010
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      • Demonstrate creating blog post with Edublogs.org
        • Hint: Copy and paste the format and change the content, leave the numbered headings
      • Remember to:
        • Use this template as an example for your blog post
        • Write your post for a person not in our class,
        • Explain each step of creating a presentation in detail
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Create My Presentation blog post
      • Coming next! Creating a About Me Page
        • Create a Voicethread and embed on your about me page
  • Mon: Upload Slideshow to Slideshare.net, Upload Images/Screenshots to Flickr and Start Blog Post
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Remind students to get edublogs accounts to Mr. Le Duc in the Student Info Survey
      • Remind students about YuGiOh cards and paperwork
      • Demonstrate uploading to Slideshare.net
      • Demonstrate how to upload and embed an image into a Edublogs blog post
      • TOMORROW:
      • Demonstrate creating blog post with Edublogs.org
        • Hint: Copy and paste the format and change the content
      • Remember to:
        • Use this template as an example for your blog post
        • Write your post for a person not in our class,
        • Explain each step of creating a presentation in detail
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Upload presentation to your Slideshare account
      • Upload scans and screenshots to Flickr account
      • Start My Presentation blog post
      • Bonus! Create a Voicethread and link in blog post
      • Coming next! Creating a About Me Page

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Week 2 (Sept. 14-18)

  • Fri: Place Pictures, Use The Master Slide, and Build the MLA Citation Slide 
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Ask for any missing paperwork
      • Ask for missing YuGiOh cards to be placed in the class folder on Newton Server
      • Demonstrate placing pictures 
        • Remember to fill the whole slide with the image
      • Demonstrate the Master Slide in PowerPoint and Google Presentation
        • Remind to use black background and white font (The text appears to jump off the wall!)
      • Demonstrate proper MLA citation for the final slide
        • The link includes a downloadable template slide!
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Place the pictures
      • Use the master slide to format your presentation
      • Build the MLA citation slide
  • Wed: Gather Images from Search.CreativeCommons.org
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Present how to download and save Creative Commons images from Flickr
        • Watch Video Tutorial
        • Remember to save these four pieces of information for each image
          • date
          • site
          • author
          • file name
          • EXAMPLE: 151016_flickr_scottl_fenderstrat.jpg
            • If you fail to cite your sources you will not get credit for the project
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Finish brainstorming and storyboarding ideas
      • Pitch storyboard to Mr. Le Duc
      • Gather and save images for presentation
  • Tues: Start your Autobiographical Presentation
  • Mon: Discuss Policies, Review Who Has What Turned In, Watch Humans Need Not Apply
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Warning! Mr. Le Duc will talk a lot! :)
      • Review filled in forms
      • Remind about Social Media Contracts
      • Review the class blog, http://capitalcomtech.info
      • Explore Philosophy
        • Develop critical thinking, creativity skills, while getting lots of feedback from the instructor and peers. Oh and smile a lot!
      • Review and Discuss policies
        • Student blogs
        • Grading
        • School Policy
          • Yes, we support school policy :)
        • Electronics
          • Keep all personal electronics out of site during class time, except when Mr. Le Duc explicitly states it's alright to use personal electronics for class activity
          • Mr. Le Duc will enforce school electronics policy consequences
        • Room Policy
          • No food or drink anywhere in the room, except for water in a sealable container
        • Bio Breaks
          • Three visits to the bathroom per semester
        • Homework
          • Homework will be assigned occasionally to support class activities
        • Deadlines
          • Announced in the daily schedule, which is this web page
    • WEDO
    • YOUDO
      • Finish and save your YuGiOh card in the server folder
      • Make sure you filled in all surveys from last week
        • Hint all the surveys are linked on the schedule from week one on this page
      • Make sure Edublogs blog settings are set to safe
      • Create an account at