A while ago now I remember talking with an educator who was keen on the possibilities of students creating animations and videos using engines from games such as the SIMS.
Apparently these games have powerful tools that can be modified to create your own content, rather than just playing the game. I seem to remember seeing a simple student example too, I can’t quite remember where now, that showed something of the possibilities.
Anyway, the video above is something in the genre; a video-clip created for a hip-hop song using the SIMS engine. I’m not that keen on hip-hop, but I couldn’t find anyone who’d created a blues version yet. Would this kind of thing engage students in creating and presenting narratives of their own, with all the thinking involved in that? I think so.
More HIP-HOP in SIMS style HERE (content alert)