A timed summative assessment template world that teachers can customize with questions over their content area. Answered questions are recorded.
November 5, 2019
Summative Game Template Planning Questions
Document for planning questions.
A video walkthrough of how to customize the MEE world.
Summative Game Materials
-MEE Template World
-Summative Game Template Planning Questions (Word)
The purpose of this world is to give teachers a chance to use Minecraft:Education Edition to create a unique summative assessment game that utilizes real game mechanics but without all of the complexity of dealing with commands. All of the NPCs and game mechanics have been pre-programmed. Teachers simply type their questions in the pre-populated NPCs to create a dynamic assessment experience that actually records student answers (on several boards: one for each isle) for them to see at the end of the game.
The six different floating isles contain a few items on them beyond the NPCs, however, they are meant to be customized to better reflect the content of the review.
Teachers must do the following to prepare this review game:
1. Download the Summative Game Materials. (unzip the file)
o Use the Summative Game Template Planning Questions document to plan the questions that you want to ask through each NPC.
o This planning should be done before jumping into the world.
2. Import the Review Game Template world into MEE.
3. PLAY the world and switch your game mode to creative.
4. Open up the chat function by pressing "T".
5. Type the following command: /wb
o This command will allow you to access the NPC's and change what they say.
6. Using the Summative Game Template Planning Questions document that you did your planning with, type (or copy and paste) the questions into each NPC dialogue box or board. You may also want to customize the world at this time by building different items on each floating isle to reflect the content of the review.
7. Once you have each and every NPC finished, move your character back to the start of the review and put your character into Adventure mode (go to chat by hitting the "T" key, type /gamemode a), and clear out your inventory (go to chat by hitting the "T" key, type /clear). Then press the ESC key.
8. Press SAVE AND EXIT.
9. Click on SETTINGS for the Summative Game world.
10. Rename your world so it reflects the content or subject area of the review game.
11. On the right-hand side, scroll down the page and click EXPORT.
12. Remember where you save your exported world and then upload that world to OneNote, Google Classroom, or whatever LMS you use so that students can then download and play the world.
• A few notes:
o There is a timer that will begin as soon as a player walks through the first stone gates, so avoid doing that as you specialize your review game. This timer is to encourage players to keep moving. You may want to have players record their end times as a form of competition.
o Correct answers will gain players speed and the bridge to the next isle will be built. Incorrect answers will result in slowness effect and the bridge to the next isle will not be built.
o The NPC will allow students to click multiple answers if they choose. However, all of the effects will remain. and all of the answers will be recorded on boards on the last isle (see cover image).
o At the end of the game, after the player crosses the last bridge, they will get put into creative mode, the timer will stop (which they can record or submit to you), and they will have a castle to explore as a reward.
**Students could write a reflection of their performance after reaching the final isle. They could include how they felt they did on the assessment and what they did to prepare or what they might do in the future to better prepare.
**There are NPCs located beside each isle assessment board. These can be used to provide links to resources for students who may have struggled or need enrichment.
The goal of this assessment world is simple: students recall, identify, evaluate small bits of information fairly quickly. This world is designed for simple questions that are fairly short. Teachers can customize the review world however they choose. All of the student answers are recorded as well, so teachers could have students take photos of their boards and submit them with a reflection of their performance.
It is possible for a bit of differentiation: There are NPCs located beside each isle assessment board. These can be used to provide links to resources for students who may have struggled or need enrichment.