Alice Taylor the commissioning editor from Chanel 4 Education gave an excellent overview of some of the thinking behind a number of Channel 4 web based games and resources. It was great to be reminded about some of my old favorites and also to be told about some of the future resources that they have coming on line in the not to distant future.
Some of the resources that Alice mentioned included:
Smokescreen is a cutting-edge game about life online, on a new social network called White Smoke. Explore websites, search for clues, receive phone calls, chat on IM, and tackle puzzles and minigames. On Smokescreen, who can you trust?
The Smokescreen trailer is below:
Routes is a set of minigames, a documentary and a murder mystery which explore the fascinating world of genetics. The mystery has now been solved but you can still play games, watch videos and see how the murder mystery unfolded.
Science of Scams (www.scienceofscams.com)
Seven hoax videos which appear to demonstrate paranormal phenomena have been posted all over the internet in an attempt to find out if people would either accept it as genuine or question it in an attempt to discover the real truth.
Can you find the hoaxes before the secret science behind the scams is revealed?
A groundbreaking online project, which encourages young people to engage with the serious issues that matter to them and build a community of support.