Understanding Video Game Controllers-L0 02

Understanding Video Game Controllers-L0 02

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This interactive lesson guides students through understanding different video game controllers, their buttons, and functions.

Scroll down for a pre-task to get you thinking, notes on how to succeed and then the main activity slides where you’ll find step-by-step instructions.

Children can show their understanding by correctly identifying the buttons on their cardboard controller and explaining their function. Photos of their completed work can be taken as evidence.

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Learning Intentions

- We are learning to identify different parts of a video game controller. - We are learning to understand the function of different buttons on the controller. - We are learning to express our knowledge creatively by making a model.

Success Criteria

- I can identify the different buttons on a video game controller. - I understand what each button on the controller does. - I can create a model of a video game controller and explain its functions.

Hints and tips

1. Remember to carefully look at the pictures of the controllers before drawing. 2. Ask your teacher if you're unsure where a button goes. 3. Use different colours to make your controller fun!

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