The DVD is typical of the quality one comes to expect from National Geographic with a mixed timeline of prehistoric marine dinosaurs and the different discoveries of their fossils by archeologists. The game allows the user to access the game as a marine dinosaur and perhaps doesn’t have the elegance of Endless Ocean but it is still an alluring game.
I have drawn up a curriculum map – this is deliberately not demarcated by UK National Curriculum subjects but I think that it will be easy to make the links.
I have made links that are slightly Anglo centric with a focus on Mary Anning (she of Mary Mary Quite Contrary fame) who was based on the Jurassic coast to the west of Poole. The DVD also places to investigate across the globe including Holland, the USA and Australia.
I have tried put in some web 2.0 opportunities including the use of voicethread, collaborative writing using google doc (although this could be one of many collaborative writing tools such as etherpad.)
This is hopefully a starting point and I would love to hear any comments which may inspire further developments.