E-Safety Mazes

E-Safety Mazes

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Computer Science

Digital Literacy

Social and Emotional Health

In this lesson designed by Kirsty Bridge, Wallan Primary School students research e-safety issues to design and build a Minecraft game maze.

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April 27, 2021

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Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Communication
  • Creativity

External References

eSafety kids

Be safe, Be Curious, Be Kind, Be Secure

Being safe on the internet

Playing games, looking at videos and talking to friends online can be a lot of fun! Take a look at these tips to make sure you do it safely.

Learn to Play: Programming NPCs

NPCs in Minecraft that can be used to provide ambiance, fun interactions and communications related to lessons, directions or dialogue.

Supporting Files

The Grade 5 E Safety Maze Term Plan


Guess the Question ppt for creating questions


Maze Planning Template


Example Completed Maze Planning File


Example Maze Plan


Example Maze World File


Learning Objectives

  • We are learning to research
  • We are learning to plan
  • We are learning to create a maze to scale to be built 3D in Minecraft
  • We are learning to code using commands
  • We are learning to give constructive feedback.

Guiding Ideas

  • What is e-safety?
  • What do kids need to think about when going online?
  • How can kids keep themselves safe online?
  • How can a game be used to help kids learn important information?
  • How can we use the coding of commands to create a game?

Student Activities

This lesson describes a term (10 weeks) of activity in an integrated digital technology class. Students were asked to design and build a game in Minecraft based on a maze framework. Within the maze players would encounter NPCs (non-player characters) who would ask them e-safety questions which, when answered correctly, would give the player resources to advance within the maze.

The unit of work combines e-safety, literacy, design thinking and digital technologies to create the Minecraft game mazes. The Grade 5 E Safety Maze Term Plan describes the weekly focus and student activity.

Students move through:

  • exploring mazes and researching e-safety issues
  • learning to create questions (and multiple answers) around e-safety issues and creating a quiz using the Maze Planning Template
  • planning and designing mazes on grid paper to recreate in Minecraft
  • learning to create player interaction by programming Non Player Character (NPC) commands in their Minecraft maze worlds
  • sharing their game mazes with peers and offering feedback to others.

Performance Expectations

Students are assessed on performance at each stage of the project, as well as the final product, peer feedback and their ability to give constructive feedback. A rubric could be created from activity described in The Grade 5 E Safety Maze Term Plan.

Victorian Curriculum

Digital Technologies

  • Interactions and impacts
  • Safety

Design and Technology

  • Design Thinking
  • Multimedia

Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Communication
  • Creativity

External References

eSafety kids

Be safe, Be Curious, Be Kind, Be Secure

Being safe on the internet

Playing games, looking at videos and talking to friends online can be a lot of fun! Take a look at these tips to make sure you do it safely.

Learn to Play: Programming NPCs

NPCs in Minecraft that can be used to provide ambiance, fun interactions and communications related to lessons, directions or dialogue.

Supporting Files

The Grade 5 E Safety Maze Term Plan


Guess the Question ppt for creating questions


Maze Planning Template


Example Completed Maze Planning File


Example Maze Plan


Example Maze World File