Title: My Own Stories
Source: Satterlee Computer Lab
Playing Time: not applicable
Cost: $ 12.99 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0763003212/qid%3D905972617/0
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: MAC
system 6.0.7 or later; Color Display recommended; 2MB RAM (4MB for System
7); CD-ROM drive; supports Macintosh compatible printers.
Subject Area: English - Writing
Objectives: To allow students to be able
to publish their writing to be viewed by others, and to allow them to be
creative with their writings and how they are published.
Brief Description: The program allows
the students to print their writings out in a manner that otherwise isn't
possible in the classroom. The students can add borders, pictures,
titles, and authors to the piece that they are printing. If they
desire, they can just print the text document but the addition of the pictures,
borders, and so on allow for their creative juices to flow.
Entry Capabilities Required: Must be able
to use the keyboard and mouse.
Relevance to objectives: 5 (Gives
students control over their work and the progress of that work.)
Fun to use in the class and it will allow the students to maintain control
of their writings and to oversee the final production of their work.
Provides practice of relevant skills:
5 (Allows students to revise and edit their work for publishing.)
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 5
(Gives them the creative power to mold their writings.)
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 5
(Easy to understand directions.)
Technical quality (durable, attractive):
5 (Very colorful and fun to use.)
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): not applicable
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): 5
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test
5 (Was easy to use but could not find any reviews.)
Clear directions for play: 4 (Instructor
would need to give a brief overview of the software.)
Effectiveness of debriefing:
Little directions to illustrate how to use the program. But it is
a simple program to use once you have spent a few minutes with it.
Reviewer: Paul Bevins
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh
PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.