Subject Area: Music History
Objectives: Teach individuals through interactive visual and listening mediums about the
Woodstock Music Festival.
Brief Description: Software contains windows
in which user can explore the music,
people,performers, time and place, and backstage events of the Woodstock Music
Festival.User can listen to interviews with both performers,workers, and patticipants of the
Entry Capabilities Required:
&nbs p; Rating:(1-5)
Relevance to objectives: 4
Provides practice of relevant skills: 3
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 5
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 4
Technical quality (durable, attractive): 5
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather than chance): (exploritory only)
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic, accurate depiction): (exploritory only)
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test results): 3
Clear directions for play: 2 (software needed more instruction than was given)
Effectiveness of debriefing: 3
Strong Points: Uses both music as well
as visual images to provide infomation about the
festival. Images were in picture form and also movie type. The software covered most areas
of the Woodstock Festival including old paper clippings from local papers.One interesting
feature of this software is the Blazing Trails area. This areea submerges the user in a high
tech musical canvas in which the user can paint.
Weak Points: Software is somewhat limited in its possible usage in the classroom.
Reviewer: Erin McCarten
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.