Relevance to objectives: 4; its usefulness is to introduce children
to farm animals and what they look like.
Provides practice of relevant skills:4 1/2; this allows the children to learn how to use a computer without getting frustrated because of ease of use. Almost any child can use this program with minimal input from an adult.
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 5; This program is sure to keep their interest. The coloring and the voice activation sounds and especially hearing their own name.
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 4; This could be used for clear comprehension but obveously a trip to a real farm would be more useful.
Technical quality (durable, attractive): 3 1/2 this program could have some better graphics but it suits the purpose to introduce the children to computers and animals.
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather than chance):NA
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic, accurate depiction): 3 1/2
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test results): NA
Clear directions for play: 5; very easy for children to run this program
Effectiveness of debriefing:NA
Strong Points: Ease of use for children
Weak Points: Graphics
Reviewer: Joe Shambo
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.
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