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Video Game Review Club (8-13 FLEX)

Video game enthusiast learners will create and share reviews of their favorite video games; including type, design, game play, recommendations, and critiques -- blog-style, slide presentation, or video.(Yes, we love Minecraft, too!)
Heidi Lathrem, MA: Homesteading/Farm & Video Games
545 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 3 learners
Class
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
8-13
year olds
3-18
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific

Available Times

Pacific
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Description

Class Experience

Learners will participate in both presenting information and being a good audience. They will practice reporting factual information, as well as stating their opinion, and using solid reasoning to support their viewpoint. Learners will not only share information about their favorite games, but also learn about new games from others. They will participate in active and polite debate, as well as critical thinking about various game aspects, such as mechanics, genre, and overall experience for each title.
A long-time gamer, this teacher has been playing since the Commodore 64. I love playing and can't wait to learn more about games from student reviews!
Learners will need to write and/or record their game review and upload weekly.
Learners may want to use an external video recorder or editor to make video reviews. They may also want to use a word processor for writing a blog-style or slide presentation. The style of review is up to the individual learner.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learners will get individual and personal teacher feedback on each review submitted. They should also expect comments from other learners, and should actively engage in commenting on the reviews of other learners.
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Please note: Games reviewed in this class should be age-appropriate. Please limit your selections to those with the following ratings: ESRB E, E10+, or TEEN; or PEGI 3, 7, 12 or 16. Learners should include a mention of anything that may be objectionable to others in their review.
Here is the link for a great copyright article: https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2010/01/06/copyright-tips-for-review-sites/
Here is a useful short tutorial on using iMovie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF2mUJ0P3xU
You can get free office software (for making slide presentations) through LibreOffice: https://www.libreoffice.org/ 
Or you can make slide presentations using Google Slides.

Teacher

Heidi Lathrem, MA: Homesteading/Farm & Video Games
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Linguist, online teaching veteran, homeschool mom, gamer, and duck farmer
545 total reviews
824 completed classes

About Me

Bringing the practical to the digital.

Hello. My name is Heidi. I've been teaching for more than ten years, with extensive experience both in the classroom and online platforms, with students ranging from kindergarten through grad school. 

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