Title: Snap Dradon
Source: Saterlee Hall rm. 200
Playing Time: Any time length desired
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed:
IBM and 100% Compatibles, 386 or higher, DOS 5.0 or higher, 1 MB RAM, 256
color VGA or SVGA, Mouse, CD ROM drive, Supports Ad Lib and Sound Blaster
and compatible sound cards. MACs need, System6.0.7 or
greater, 2MB RAM (4MB for 7.0 or higher), CD-ROM drive, and a mouse.
Subject Area: Creativity
Objectives: Learn basic computer
functions through child-like activities.
Brief Description: Can draw
pictures created in program or go on little journeys with the dragon.
While on the little journey you can take pictures by clicking on the dragons
camera and it will autimatically make a picture scrap book to review later.
Entry Capabilities Required: Need
to understand how to move from page to page or place to place by clicking
on pictures on the screen, with the mouse.
Relevance to objectives: 5
-Enabled children to move freely with the click of the mouse.
Multiple tasks to do, including printing colored or uncolored pictures.
Provides practice of relevant skills:
5 -If the child messes up or wants to start over, it is only a click away.
Likely to arouse/maintain interest:
5 - The coloring mode will keep children busy for hours if necessary.
If you do not want your children to color on the computer too much, then
you can print the coloring pages so that they can do old fashion coloring.
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 5-
Program is simple enough for almost all to understand.
Technical quality (durable, attractive):
4- The graphics and such are very good but simpl.
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): 4- No winners
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): 5-
fits its purpose perfectly.
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test
Clear directions for play: 3- Although
there are no specific directions displayed, it is very easy to figure
Besides no child this age should work on a computer without supervision.
Effectiveness of debriefing:NA
Program jumps around too easily. It should ask for conformation when
moving from one part of the game to another.
Reviewer: Corey E. Roos
Position: Elementary Education Grad Student
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh
PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.