Virtual PREX Machinima Scenario Description
Name of scenario
Lesson introduction
Overview of the
scenario
(ie. a brief overview of the way the scenario plays out)
The students are initially
lined up outside the classroom. The scene then changes to show the students
seated at their desks. The teacher obtains the students' attention and then
provides a verbal introduction to the lesson.
Type of lesson and
part of the lesson being roleplayed
Stage 3 Mathematics  Probability
 Introduction to the lesson
In the lesson students
take it in turns to role a set of dice and each record the total of the
two dice after each role and continue until there have been 40 rolls of the
dice. In a later lesson students will use the data collected to calculate
percentages, produce graphs and to make inferences about whether some values
and/or combinations are more likely to be rolled than others. The main body of
the lesson won't be acted out – only the introduction to the lesson will
be included in this scenario, and the conclusion to the lesson will be acted
out as part of another scenario.
Teaching
Strategies Demonstrated
Number of avatar controllers and avatars and
main role of each
(Include information about whether some roles can or would ideally be
performed by somebody carrying out multiple roles on multiple computers.
Possibly a table showing avatar controllers and the avatars they will control.
Mention number of cameras and control requirements, ie. number
of people needed for this).
Avatar Controller 
Avatar 
Role 
1 
Teacher 
Invites
the students to enter the room, requests their attention and introduces the
lesson. 
2 
Gina 
Initially
talking to Jake while lined up but upon arrival of the teacher stops talking.
Once at desk talks to Jake again. 
3. 
Jake 
Initially
talking to Gina while lined up but upon arrival of the teacher stops talking.
Once at desk talks to Gina again. 
4.

Jenny Emma Dan Joe Mark Chris Julie 
Initially
standing in line quietly. Once at desks, sit quietly. 
5. 
Christine 
Initially
standing out of line. Upon arrival of the teacher moves into line. Once at
desk looks out of window. 
6. 
Camera
operator 

Equipment needed
(Number of computers, headsets etc)
11
computers (one teacher and 10 students) are needed. It will be necessary for
some computers to be close to each other to allow one person to control more
than one Student Avatar.
Three
headset will be needed, one for teacher and one for each of the two students
who talk (Gina and Jake).
Environment and
layout
(Include any special environment tools or features)
Use
of one of the roleplay classrooms (the same classroom and avatars will be used
for this scenario and the corresponding lesson conclusion scenario).
Initial positioning
Students
in two lines outside the classroom. One student (Christine) standing out of line.
Sequence of events
(Aim for between 5 and 10
events)
Timing 
Event (not word for word) 
Camera positioning (indicative only) 
0 to 30 sec 
The students are
lined up outside the classroom. Christine is standing slightly out of line.
Gina and Jake are talking. 
1. Outside classroom, wide shot. 
30 sec to 1 min 
The teacher arrives
and obtains their attention. Gina and Jake stop talking and Christine joins
the line. The teacher invites the students to enter the room. 
1. Outside classroom, zoom in on teacher. 
1 min to 1 min 30 sec 
The students are at
their desks, some talking to their neighbours. 
1. Inside classroom, wide shot showing whole
class and teacher from a side view. 2. Inside classroom zoomed in on two students
talking. 
1 min 30 sec to 2 min 30 sec 
The teacher attempts
to get the students' attention. 
1. Wide shot showing whole class and teacher
from a side view. 2. Zoomed half in on teacher from a position
to the side of the room so that some students are visible. 
2 min 30 sec to 3 min 30 sec 
Most students stop
talking but Gina and Jake continue to talk. 
1. Wide shot showing whole class and teacher
from a side view. 2. Zoomed in on two students talking 
3 min 30 sec to 4 min 
The teacher
eventually manages to get all of the students to be quiet and listen. 
1. Wide shot showing whole class and teacher
from a side view. 2. Zoomed half in on teacher from a position
to the side of the room so that some students are visible. 
4 min to 5 min 
The teacher explains
what the students will be expected to do during the lesson and the overall
purpose of the activity. As part of this explanation the teacher writes the
word "probability" on the chalkboard and demonstrates how to roll the dice.
At the conclusion of the explanation, students are invited to come to the
front of the room to commence the activity. 
1.
Zoomed
half in on teacher from a position to the side of the room so that some
students are visible. 