Vicky MacKenzie, Chartered Teacher

Vicky MacKenzie began teaching in 1997 and currently teaches Primary 7 in Lairdsland Primary, East Dunbartonshire. For 10 years she was the school’s ICT co-ordinator before taking on the responsibility of developing International Education. She spent two years as an ICT staff tutor for East Dunbartonshire Council promoting the use of ICT in learning and teaching. She has recently returned from a secondment with Learning and Teaching Scotland as a Glow Development Officer. As a self confessed gaming geek (owning one too many games consoles), she has always had a passion for finding new and innovative ways to motivate and enthuse pupils in their learning.
Vicky will present the Games Based Learning work being implemented in Lairdsland Primary which includes Nintendogs and Dr. Kawashima projects using Nintendo DS. Guitar Hero, Wii-mbledon, Cooking Mama: World Kitchen and Sonic and Mario at the Olympics topics using the Nintendo Wii. Vicky will also explore in her presentation how Games Based Learning promotes active learning throughout the school and is used to support the promotion of positive behaviour.