Monthly Archives: July 2011

WiiMaths #gbl project from Australia

Whilst looking through recent tweets, I came across an interesting one from @OhLottie with a link to WiiMaths.  Never one to miss an opportunity,  clicked and found this excellent project in Victoria,Australia using the Wii for maths.  The activities centre around Wii Fishing, bowling, swimming, golf and investigating angles.  Some ideas for questions are given and print outs available – definitely worth a look!


Wii Sports #gbl links – how have you used the game?

Wii Sports game provides many opportunities for great maths. Click tab above for links to blogs etc of those who have used this game. We’re always looking to add other ways to use this game. How have you used it in your classroom and are you prepared to share your ideas? Looking forward to more ideas…

Wii Music #gbl plans and links

How about trying something musical on the Wii? Click on the tab above for some ideas. Could you add any more to the list?

Planning to use GBL in your classroom? #gbl

Moving year group or staying put? Thinking of using games to engage and motivate all learners? Not sure which game or where to find ideas? Have a look at all the fantastic ideas here in one place, they are being added to all the time by some wonderful teachers who want to share their ideas?

More ideas for writing a Mario Karts unit added..

Stumbled across this unit for writing using Mario Karts, some interesting ideas…worth a look. Click on the tab above and scroll down.

Do you have any GBL resources to share?

The main aim of this blog is to harness GBL resources for enhancing teaching and learning. We welcome any links to websites, blogs, planning and to sites who are or have been using games in the classroom. It doesn’t matter which console you have, please send in your ideas to share with others.

Another Code: R – do you have anything to add?

I heard about this game through the excellent work of Dawn Hallybone as she used it to fulfil the ‘Stories with flashbacks’ unit from the National Strategy.  Suffolk Wii Project has also produced some great feedback as well.  Have any of you used this game?  What did you use it to go alongside with?  How did you get on?  Do you have any planning that would get others started that I could include on this blog?

Epic Citadel – app to enhance T&L

If you want an app that will transport you to a medieval world to explore and discover then this may be the one.  Available on iPad and iPhone – this truly immersive (free) app is a fantastic journey of discovery.  Click on the tab above to find ways of using it in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning.

Playing the Writing Game

For those who are interested, I’ve uploaded the presentation I gave last week at the SWGfL ICT conference at UWE.  Hope it’s of some use, if you need any further information then either tweet me @nickynewbury  or email me using the address in the presentation.

Playing the Writing Game UWE 2011 final

Guitar Hero links for planning your GBL unit – can you add to them?

Click the tab above for an array of blog posts and links to excellent plans that will take this game across the curriculum.  It’s truly amazing just how many ideas can come from one single game!  We’re always looking to add more ideas etc, so if you have any or can point us in the right direction then please do ….