Title: GeoPuzzle or USA Puzzle
Playing Time: Varies depending on level
Cost: $ 15.00 +SH
Number of Players: 1 but can be a group
with one imputer
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: Mac
Subject Area: Global Studies (American
Objectives: Learn states and capitals
Brief Description: either position states
or capitals in appropriate spots
Entry Capabilities Required: Mouse contol
Relevance to objectives: 4
-Good for learning states and capitals (repetition)
Maps of states and capitals are fairly accurate
Provides practice of relevant skills:
4 -Good repetition without failure noises etc.
Likely to arouse/maintain interest:
3 -Can get frustrated but can also change level.
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 4
-Directions and objectives are very clear.
Technical quality (durable, attractive):
3 -Very clear maps, but kind of simple
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): 2 -Requires too
much precision when placing objects, and student can get a right placement
wrong as a result.
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): 4
-Game model was very good and it was very realistic in regards to the subject
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test
Clear directions for play: 4
-Directions are easy to locate and read for 4th grade and up.
Effectiveness of debriefing:
3 -Directions are a little long winded.
Positioning of capitals and states need to be VERY accurate.
Reviewer: Corey E.Roos
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh
PowerPC G3 233,\ 64mb ram.