The Musselburgh Grammar School Guitar Hero Transition Project is in the top ten projects in the UK – but will we be in the top four and have an opportunity to take the project to the Microsoft Innovative Teachers Forum in Europe? We will find out at the end of the week.
Last year in the Musselburgh cluster of schools in East Lothian,
Scotland we successfully used the computer game Guitar
Hero as context for learning and a context
to develop social transition between primary and secondary education. You
more about the project here.
The project has been so successful that East Lothian Council has decided to scale up the project to the five other clusters within the education authority. All Primary 7 (the last year of primary school) have been given an xBox 360 games console and a copy of the World Tour version of the Guitar Hero game. The associated secondary schools have also been given consoles and software.
Last week when I was on my holidays I found out that the project has been picked along with nine other projects from the UK as one of the best Microsoft Innovative Teacher Virtual Classroom Tours (VCT).
A VCT is a simple PowerPoint Presentation template that is used to present an aspect of good classroom practice. It contains all of the information that another teacher would need to recreate that activity in there classroom.
I’m off to the Microsoft head offices in