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Game-based learning, iPads, Mobile learning, Video

Stickman in Hapland

If you and your students enjoyed Samorost and Machinarium, point-and-click adventure Stickman in Hapland is another great digital tool to develop skills such as problem-solving and collaboration.

Best of all, it’s available for all platforms, including iPhone and iPad, and won’t cost you a thing.

[youtube http://youtu.be/N2o0Q4XfjdI]

 

Since the action takes place on one screen with no text, Stickman in Hapland lends itself to:

  • students pre-learning vocabulary by labelling or matching items in a screenshot
  • students discussing strategies for each level, using modal verbs and conditionals and discussion language as they collaborate
  • students reading and following a walkthrough that you have graded to suit their level
  • students listening to a walkthrough that you or other students have prepared
  • students writing a walkthrough based on the video shown
  • students playing the game, writing their own walkthroughs and comparing them with each other 
  • students describing the processes they went through to solve the level, using narrative tenses and the language of cause and effect.

Some of these ideas are included in this student worksheet.

How do you feel it compares to Samorost and Machinarium?  Have you used it in the classroom?

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About davegatrell

Into digital game-based learning in and out of the language classroom. Follow me on Twitter: @legaladvert

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