Building Organization with Fortnite: Teamwork Defense Builds

Building Organization with Fortnite: Teamwork Defense Builds

In this workshop, our expert Gamer Guides lead kids through fun Fortnite activities to improve their organizational skills.

Today’s Activity: Teamwork Defense Build

Welcome to Building Skills with Fortnite. This will be an online hour session where your child will play Fortnite with the focus of learning thinking skills & Executive Functions they can use in their everyday life! This session will be on the skill organization, with some hints of planning and flexibility in there as well.

Your child will join our Learning Works For Kids Discord at the appropriate time of your session and will team up with our trained Gamer-Guides. After introducing themselves, the Gamer-Guides and participants will hop into some Fortnite game play!

As far as the actual game play goes we will team up together in a creative hub created by the Learningworks Gamer Guides. Throughout the session we will exercise a couple of fun activities that practice your child’s organization skills including building and monster defending events we’ve built before hand.

After every wave of monsters and build we will reflect on how we could have done better, how focusing and being organized is a key to success. As well as how they can relate these skills they are using in there everyday life with examples.

Our goal is to learn a little something they can take with them into the everyday world with the mindset of having fun, working as a team and playing a game they enjoy while building life skills.

For more information about organization, visit the Organization Page at LearningWorks for Kids.

Have more Questions feel free to contact us at live@learningworksforkids.com

Workshop Schedule

To join the live session, simply select the appropriate date and time below, then click on the Join Live Session button.  If this is your child’s first Fortnite session, please make sure to view and follow our setup instructions.

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Workshop Activities

The LW4K method to using video games as teaching tools relies on strategic teaching principles and our approach of “Detect, Reflect, and Connect.” The purpose of the Detect, Reflect, and Connect steps is to mold the child into an active learner who becomes aware of, engaged in, and contemplative of what she is learning. These steps can enhance motivation and concentration. They also assist in extending learning beyond a particular game or technology and connecting it to the real world.

  • Detect

    Detect or identify when and where they are using thinking skills in video game play.

    Before we start building and defending the Learningworks For Kids gamer guides will make it clear that today’s session is about Organization. As we assign teams and move everyone to their building locations we will talk about how organization is used in fortnite and start to ask how they plan to organize their builds for defensive purposes.

  • Reflect

    Reflect or consider how the thinking skills used during gameplay helps them to achieve their goals.

    Once the layout for their defensive structures are built we will reflect back on the walls and floors placed and talk about how thinking ahead and organizing the layout for a specific purpose will be more productive then building as they battle. The Gamer Guides will then spawn monsters put theses defensive builds to the test and reflect back on how their organization helped them.

  • Connect

    Connect or apply game-based thinking skills to real-world activities.

    Through out the session we will relate the organization your child is using in Fortnite with tasks they must overcome on a daily basis. For example, talking about how organizing their Fortnite structures and weapons load outs are not too different then organizing their bedroom, and explaining why it is important to practice this skill for tasks in their life to come.

Follow-Up Activities

Activity #1

Keep your child thinking! Next time your child plays Fortnite ask them what skills they learned when playing with us! If they are cooperative they will answer with organization, or maybe planning or flexibility! If they need some help don’t be afraid to refresh their memory and keep thinking about these skills as they play!

Next try and relate these skills to everyday real life outside of Video Games! For an example “How did you use organization at school today? What is something you want to organize in your room tommorow?” Just anything to help remind your child of the skills they are practicing and help build them.

If you need a full list of our Learningworks For Kids Skills click below!

https://learningworksforkids.com/the-science-of-play/

As well we recommend you check out our website and try a new game off of our game list under a skill category your child struggles with!

https://learningworksforkids.com/playbooks/

Activity #2

Make it Work – Organizing their bedroom.

Take these skills into their everyday life! Next time your child needs to clean their bedroom help them out! Have them explain to you where each item should go and why? Relate it to Fortnite! It is just like organizing their weapon load outs, and organizing the structures they build!