Whatcha Playin'? Weekly Video Game Hangout Social Club
In this ongoing course, learners will play and talk about games they're currently playing in an open setting with other learners.
351 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 20 learners
year old learners
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
50 minutes per class
Video games are more than point and click, they are stories; moreover, while playing games, we experience our own stories and individual situations that other players might never come across. Sometimes after playing, we want to talk to people who just "get it," who will understand how cool it was that we brought that boss down from half health with only one heart left and no health potions, or who will have other stories of weird glitches seen in games, like the first couple of weeks with...
I've been playing all sorts of video games since I was a kid. I've likely spent close to (if not over) 10,000 hours playing video games, whether it was Mario Kart, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Overwatch, Zelda, Among Us, Minecraft, or literally about 100+ other games. It's a part of me that will never leave, and I love learning about new things in the culture, like new games coming out, art books, soundtracks, all sorts of things that go with it. I also know what to look for that is appropriate with this age group, and can redirect conversational flows to keep them that way.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Video games vary wildly in content. Parental discretion is the guidance for each learner when it comes to what they are allowed to play at home. Growing up, I knew kids that could only play sports games, and I knew other kids that played horror games or games with much more violence. What I find is important is that as long as everyone is being appropriate, and talking in detail about games that are "T for Teen" and lower, everything should be fine for all players.
College art teacher and general nerd
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
351 total reviews
197 completed classes
Hi there! I'm Sam! I've been teaching on Outschool for just over three years, and it's been an absolute delight. I primarily offer courses focusing on art, design, and some more "nerdy" ventures, such as video games and roleplaying games like...