Video Game Controllers-L1 02

Video Game Controllers-L1 02

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This lesson aims to give you an understanding of how video game controllers work, and why different controllers are used for different games.

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.

The possibility of designing a unique controller might excite learners. Students may be inspired by the idea of sharing their designs with their classmates.

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Learning Intentions

We are learning to: - Understand how video game controllers work - Research and gather information about different types of controllers - Design and create our own controller - Use digital tools to document and present our learning - Give and use feedback to improve our designs

Success Criteria

What I'm looking for: - A well-researched and detailed presentation about a chosen controller - A thoughtful design of a new controller with clearly explained functions - Good use of digital tools to present learning - Evidence of incorporating peer feedback into the design process

Hints and tips

1. Make sure you save your work frequently. 2. When researching, remember to use safe search websites. 3. Take your time when drawing your design, the more details the better!

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