204Teaching with DroidQuest
- Nov 19, 2004Hi folks,
Once again I'm teaching with DroidQuest, this time in
Canada, at a middle school (grades 6 and 7). The kids
absolutely love the game, but there are some general
problems that are making using it as a teaching tool a
little more challenging than it should be. For
* The walkthroughs posted on droidquest.com mean
kids can cheat on their homework. I'd be happier if
the walkthroughs were only available via request only
(for a zip file).
* There are some misspellings in the tutorials that
don't set a good example for the kids. For instance,
"it's" is used instead of "its." Also, some sentences
are not exactly grammatically correct.
* Saving a game seems to freeze the game (Win XP
Home, Java 1.4.2_05). Kids can quit and restart to
restore their saved game, but it's a bit of a
There are some other points, but these are the main
ones for now. The kids absolutely LOVE the game.
Their only complaint is they'd like to see a version
with better graphics, and perhaps harder/newer
puzzles. I may have to work on some new levels in my
(copious?) spare time!
Keep up the great work, Thomas!
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