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Video Game Review Social Club! (8-13)

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!) Ongoing
Heidi Lathrem, MA: Homesteading/Farm & Video Games
526 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 30 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Tue Sep 13

Meets Once per week
12am - 12:50am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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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 prior to the class it's scheduled to be presented.
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.
50 minutes per week in class, 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:
Here is a useful short tutorial on using iMovie:
You can get free office software (for making slide presentations) through LibreOffice: 
Or you can make slide presentations using Google Slides.


Heidi Lathrem, MA: Homesteading/Farm & Video Games
Lives in the United States
Linguist, online teaching veteran, homeschool mom, gamer, and duck farmer
526 total reviews
781 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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