The game, The Island, is a classic Robinsonade-story consisting of 6 different stages: shipwreck, establishing everyday life on the island, dangerous experiences, preparing a way of getting home and finally the rescue. If the children make it through all the three chapters of the game, they will be taking through all 6 stages and at the same time practice: sentence structure, dialogue, argumentation, collaboration and get an understanding of how democracy works.
This 6th grade at Samsøgade Skole was divided into two large groups, which each their iPad to play their The Island-game on. In that way the two teams were competing to see who could survive the longest. The class had a third iPad located with the Hopspots, which was placed just outside of their classroom.
Team 1 and team 2 used each of their iPad for reading the story and solving the dilemmas. Now and then both teams would send groups of four to Hopspots, where they would collect food- or mood points or explore the island by doing physical collaboration exercises on the spots. These expeditions present, via the speaker in the Hopspots-unit, the children with the sounds from the island, and they have to use this sound in solving the exercises. Thus, it is a good idea to place Hopspots just outside the classroom or in another room than the one where the rest of the two teams are reading and solving the dilemmas in the story.