A COMMENT ON GAMES FOR LEARNING
Title : English Word
Category : Language Game
Competence : Vocabulary Acquisition
Level : Elementary – Intermediate
Product/year : Triple ‘M’ Developments 2000
The English Word is vocabulary games program, it is suitable for kindergarten. The program contains 4 games, Roadhog, Rescue, Night Search, and Frozen Food. To run the program we should install program.exe let computer process it. In the first display, there are two icons represent games and catalogue. There are some icons in the display if you click game; an animated coin in first row will serve if we need help. The second row has 4 icons represents the game each. They are Roadhog, Rescue, Night Search, and Frozen Food.
Roadhog is about hedgehog want to cross and come into the drain. They are 4 colored drains, the player guides the hedgehog crosses the street to the correct colored drain. The player should see the word in the box then the player move the hedgehog to the drain based on the colored frames in which is the suitable picture.
Basically, all programs have the similar way, the player just chooses the colored frame contains the picture which has similar meaning with the word given. And, move the main point into target.
The games are interesting, full color and easy to play for kindergarten and elementary students. They would be easier to see if the option and the question put on the top of the display field. It is hard to play in higher level because the sight should move down then up to choose the answer. It has spent the time to move the mouse.