Title: Tonka Construction
Playing Time: 30 minutes per
There are about 15 different tasks.
Cost: $ 21.95 for members
$29.95 for non-members
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: cd-rom
Subject Area: S develops creativity,spatial
reasoning, sequential thinking, and problem solving
Objectives: To put trucks together, so
that they can use them to build cities.
Brief Description: Throughout the game
they are given pieces to vehicles, that they use to assemble the construction
trucks, after they have built all the trucks they can use them to build
buildings,cities, and parks.
Entry Capabilities Required: Coordination
with using the mouse.
Relevance to objectives: 5, uses simulations
to help children learn colors, names of vehicles, learn to use the mouse.
very interactive, actually feels real for the child.
Provides practice of relevant skills:
5, comprehending what they ask you to do.
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 5,
interesting, and each level is different, worth sticking with because after
they build the trucks they get to build a city, also allows you to print
off certificates if they pass a level.
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 5,
very understandable, and cartoon characters come on the screen and explain
Technical quality (durable, attractive):
5, very real simulations, very interactive.
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): 5, kind of because
in order to get a certificate they have to win or pass each level.
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): 5, very real, even the sounds that are
in the game are very realistic.
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test
Very effective, teaches kids names of equipment that they then remember
Clear directions for play: 5 Yes
directions are very clear, and throughout the entire game the children
can always ask for help.
Effectiveness of debriefing:5,
very accurate, like I said. the kids remember everything they were told
throughout the game.
You are required to put a lot of equipment together , before they can move
on to building bigger things. Requires a lot of time.
Reviewer: Lisa Weaver
Position: Undergrad Student
CompLiuter System Reviewed on: windows
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