Title: Just Grandma and Me
Source:Broderbund Software for Education
Playing Time: 20 min.
Cost: $29.95 http://www.broderbund.com/education/programs/livingbooks/grandma/
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: CD-Rom
Subject Area:Reading and Language Arts
Objectives: Develop listening and beginning
reading skills as well as beginning keyboard skills.
Brief Description:Little Critter and Grandma
spend a day at the beach, animated with actual beach activities.
Entry Capabilities Required: Prior subject-matter
knowledge helpful as well as use of curser, arrow keys and space bar.
Relevance to objectives: 4 (Does what
it says it is going to do)
Strong Points: holds
Provides practice of relevant skills:
4 (use of curser,spacebar and arrow keys, learner may be active or passive
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 4
(It's fun, and age appropriate)
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 5 (Easy
Technical quality (durable, attractive): 4
(Nice Grahpics as well as art design and animation.)
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): 4 ( animation and music
make activities appear believable!)
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test results):
Clear directions for play:
Effectiveness of debriefing:4
Weak Points: none
Reviewer: Pam Luckie
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh
PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.