New Game (2)

todd rme toddrme2178 at
Mon May 28 09:49:59 UTC 2012

On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 9:01 PM, Marco Calignano
<marco.calignano at> wrote:> On 05/23/2012 12:33 AM, Marco
Calignano wrote:
>> On 05/23/2012 12:25 AM, Aleix Pol wrote:
>>> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:52 PM, Marco Calignano
>>> <marco.calignano at>  wrote:
>>>> Hello everyone,
>>>> last time I wrote an email with this subject, Pairs happened, I hope
>>>> this
>>>> time works as well :)
>>>> Working on Pairs with the kindergarten teacher I had new ideas. What I
>>>> could
>>>> integrate in Pairs I did, in fact
>>>> from just a "memory" game it became a multigame for memory, logic, sound
>>>> and
>>>> words.
>>>> Now that Pairs is on his way to release, i'd like to open a discussion
>>>> on
>>>> Ideas I couldn't integrate and
>>>> I ask if we could develop another game with these Ideas.
>>>> The suggested game is also aimed for preschool kids.
>>>> It is basically a coloring game. The Kid is presented with more black
>>>> and
>>>> white pictures, he can choose colors and paint the objects.
>>>> The educational part of it is this:
>>>> let assume that on the screen there are all kind of geometrical figures,
>>>> and
>>>> the kid is requested to color only the circle,
>>>> or even better the circle red, the rectangle blue and the triangle
>>>> yellow.
>>>> The same would be with a big selection of objects where the kid has to
>>>> choose  only the ones someone can eat
>>>> Another game would be to show a set of object all the same shape but
>>>> with
>>>> different sizes, and the kid has to pick
>>>> different color for the biggest and the smallest.
>>>> And so on.
>>>> What do you think?
>>>> Cheers
>>>> Marco
>>> Hi
>>> Considering that the idea is coming from an actual teacher, I don't
>>> really have much of an opinion. I'd suggest you to follow their needs
>>> in form of a fast proof of concept, then we can discuss what to do
>>> with the project(s).
>>> Maybe it's a good opportunity for the Summer of KDE people who don't
>>> have a project yet?
>>> Aleix
>> Sure is could also be a Summer of KDE project but then I need more people
>> :)
>> Cheers
>> Marco
> Hi everyone,
> I talked with the educators at the kindergarten and we have a "prospective
> switch" of the game flow.
> I will try to compare the new model to the Pairs model of game.
> In pairs the players are just one against the other and if one cannot find
> the match has to guess.
> At the end this is competitive paradigm.
> What we discussed is a collaborative paradigm.
> Researches shows that kids learn more, and more effective in groups where
> they can collaborate with other children even of different age.
> On the other end, experience tells that shy children tend to wait if someone
> else solve the problem for the group before they intervene,
> and sometime even if they could contribute they still do not do so.
> The Idea is to create a game that is played in group, but each component of
> the group get his/her turn in interacting with the game and he/she is let's
> say
> the "group  ambassador" for the current turn.
> Of course the educator has to be present and direct the game:
> in fact the ambassador has to try to give the answer and only if really do
> not know it, he/she can ask his/hers teammates for the answer.
> In this way both objective could be achieved: group collaboration and
> participation of all members.
> I will really like to know what do you think about this.
> Cheers
> Marco

It is an interesting idea, but what sort of game are you thinking of
implementing based on this paradigm?

As for your coloring game, don't forget "paint by numbers" and
"connect the dots".


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