The online role-plays are aimed at 9-12 year olds. They take place on a specific day for up to two hours. Students work in teams from their classroom. Hundreds of teams can participate at the same time and see each other's progress. They receive message clues in the Action Centre on this web site that gradually explain a scenario that is unfolding, see example. They also use resources from the Briefing Room.
Experts sit in the Control Room and send out messages including information and tasks. They also respond to any questions from participants. Students try and solve the scenario with the help of their teachers who are briefed beforehand. All schools have to register before taking part.
To get involved...
- Step 1:
For your class to participate in Net-Detectives, the
teacher must register with the system. You will only need to do this once.
- Step 2:
Once registered the teacher can enter the Teachers Area to view planned events and sign up.
- Step 3:
Once signed up, on the day of the event, go to the Action Centre and follow the instructions.
If you would like to know more before registering please