Title: grandma and me
Source: Satterlee Hall/Media & Tech
Playing Time: Time depends on what program
in Grandma and me being used
Cost: $ 49.95school pack $99.95Labpack
Number of Players: Players could be as
many as you chose, but would be better in smaller groups.
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed:
Subject Area: PreK & Kindergarten,
Primary, Inter., ESL students
Objectives: Grandparents, Sea, Water,
Learning Tools with each program or purely for enjoyment.
Brief Description: Unit on
Entry Capabilities Required: Basic
of a few keys on keyboard.
Relevance to objectives: 5 Reading for
young children, went slow and clearly.
w/o teacher guide may trouble relating program to classroom instruction.
Provides practice of relevant skills:
5 High rating because child could read with computer and then stay in each
story and explore, if student felt it went too fast could go to previous
page of hear same page again.
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 5
Animation fun, colorful, game states it is good for children up to 8, but
I feel the program may be somewhat too simplistice for an 8 year old after
he/she goes through program once.
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 4
are very clear for children and teacher, plus numerous instructions included
in booklet with CD for teaching suggestions.
Technical quality (durable, attractive):
5 Attractive, highl colorful.
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): N/A No game, no
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): 5 Realistic
in the manner that it is like a children's book.
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test
4 Reviews from teachers enforce may feelings for the program being useful
for children and children enjoying program.
Clear directions for play: 4 Could not
go faster than program had to go through each page which may get somewhat
tedious for an older child.
Effectiveness of debriefing:
3 Not much of a debriefing except realize there is no more story to
Animation, sound, complete list of lessons for instructors, for ages 3-8,
suited more for younger children.
Reviewer: Laura V.
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh
PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.