READ: Pretend you have created a game for G4-G7. THINK: What would you put in place to ensure it was a fun and friendly game? How would players interact? What rules would you have for social interaction? DO: Add a voice or text caption of you explaining to your parents/teachers why this game is ok.
Adapted from Common Sense Media: Keeping Games Fun and Friendly (G4) EQ: How can I be positive and have fun while playing online games, and help others do the same? Social interaction is part of what makes online gaming so popular and engaging for kids. Of course, online communication can come with some risks. Show your students how to keep their gaming experiences fun, healthy, and positive ISTE 2b Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices. 3d Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions. 6c Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations. 6d Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences. 7d Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.