An online Altered Reality Game Combining serial fiction, social networking, learning games and teaching materials
Using entertainment to teach Christian Fonnesbech firstname.lastname@example.org
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What is The Climate Mystery? When does it launch? Learning objectives Partners & distribution About CONGIN
The Climate Mystery is an online learning fiction running this autumn in conjunction with the UNâ€™s global climate summit On September 14, 4 young people will call out for help as a mysterious force begins to threaten them. Through the Internet, kids all over the world will work together for 4 months - to solve the mystery and save the planet ~o~
The Climate Mystery is a tv-series for the YouTube generation, combining weekly video episodes with social networking, learning games and social networking
The Climate Mystery is an Altered Reality Game It pretends to be a true story that is happening right now
The site will have 4 main sections and a separate learning platform As well as a number of external, fictional sites
We know it works
In 2006 we launched The Galathea Mystery in conjunction with The Galathea Expedition which went around the world in 8 months
2. When does it launch?
Online launch: 14th September 2009 Each week the fiction and teaching materials focus on a new aspect of the global climate challenges
Subject Jellyfish Attack - Ocean circulation
Clathrate Gun -Ocean warming Shutdown of the Great Ocean Conveyor - Ocean circulation
Stronger, but fewer hurricanes - Global warming More rain - Weather changes
Southern hemisphere Atlantic Hurricanes - Weather changes
Dengue fever - Living conditions
Glacier retreat - Ocean rising Flash Floods - Flooding
Toxic Algal Bloom - Water supply Ocean acidification - Changing habitats
Forest fires - Temperature rising Different agricultural yields - Living conditions
Flooding - Living conditions
Water scarcity - Living conditions
Heatwave - Wildlife changing habitats
NB: Order may change
The story unfolds weekweek-byby-week for 16 weeks And reaches its climax during the COP15 climate summit
â€œThe most significant gathering on climate change since Kyoto in 1997â€? 18.000 people from 170 countries: Governmental representatives NGO's Companies Journalists Activists and many others A unique opportunity for teaching about climate and for innovating teaching methods across the world
3. Learning objectives
All story elements will be in Intermediate English
Video episodes Forum postings Newsflashes Blogs
Video dialogue will be in english With english subtitles
Developed in collaboration with EUN â€“ The European Schoolnet
The aim is to empower teachers Exclusive story info for teachers!
1. Teachers’ Teachers’ guide – User Manual 2. Supplementary teaching materials 3. Curriculum 4. Teachers guide for lessons 5. Didactical foundation Workgroup
4. Partners & distribution
Our partners make it free for schools and all other users!
The Danish Ministry of Climate & Energy
EUN â€“ EUROPEAN SCHOOLNET European Schoolnet (EUN) is a not-for-profit consortium of 31 ministries of education in Europe created in 1997. European Schoolnet is at the crossroads of national and regional education networks, building synergies between communities of teachers, learners, developers, researchers and policy-makers.
Microsoft Partners In Learning (PIL) The project is being promoted through Microsofts PIL programme
PIL has 1.6 million registered teachers, worldwide. See www.innovativeteachers.com
In addition, Globally, Microsoft has 110 Academic Programme Managers employed. These will promote The Climate Mystery locally, targeting the following: - Innovative teachers - National ICT centers - Local climate teaching initiatives - Educational ministries - Natural Science associations, institutions and so on.
5. About CONGIN
The Climate Mystery is developed and produced by CONGIN We make knowledge transfer into an experience
Ditte Lander Distribution Manager email@example.com
Christian Fonnesbech Creative Director Christian.firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on Nov 18, 2009
The Climate Mystery (TCM) is a highly entertaining global edu-game making the climate challenges interesting and accessible to a wide audien...