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Your opinions about ContentGenerator.net
Posted 15 April 2007 - 08:34 PM
This is just a poll to find out which your favourite ContentGenerator.net application is. Please do place your vote and then explain your choice with a post in this topic.
I still believe I am staying true to the original premise of ContentGenerator.net - to produce quality yet easy to use programs that allow anyone to generate their own Flash-based learning applications.
With the announcement of a new (and free) mini-generator called Teacher Invaders, together with the long-delayed final release of En Garde I hope that ContentGenerator.net continues to go from strength to strength.
Do also feel free to leave any additional feedback or thoughts in this thread.
Posted 15 April 2007 - 08:38 PM
I have personally voted for En Garde because it is my most technically accomplished piece of Flash programming yet I also feel it is an excellent game to use in the classroom. Students get really engaged in the whole thing.
Then again, I get the same reaction with most of the games - especially Penalty Shootout and HoopShoot. These two programs have to be very close joint second.
Then again, I used the Multi-choice generator in a lesson that OFSTED observed and awarded an 'outstanding' to. Tricky decisions!
Posted 15 April 2007 - 08:52 PM
Penalty Shootout always goes down really well with the students. They are really enthusiastic and there is an electric class atmosphere. It is good for all age groups too - Year 7 to Year 11 (and beyond...).
All the games are good though!
Posted 15 April 2007 - 10:49 PM
I don't know if its allowed by I voted for 2 - Penalty Shootout - the Year 11 just keep asking for more!!! and the multiple choice - very simple but so effective and useful at all levels and for all topics - a real winner!
But then again - I like all the games and tools (interactive diagrams / practice paper etc.)
Posted 15 April 2007 - 11:01 PM
Thanks Rob - yes, you are allowed to vote for more than one. I know it doesn't quite make sense but I think ContentGenerator.net members should be allowed more than one favourite!
You are entirely right about Multi-choice - the quick-fire nature of the program makes it great for a starter / plenary. It is also possible to knock-up a quick quiz even during a lesson. This is why as I update older generators and release new ones I make sure that they allow you just to enter three questions and then generate the finished game. En Garde does exactly this - when it runs out of questions it just continues without asking any more!
Posted 16 April 2007 - 07:34 AM
I have a real dilema as to which one(s) I could name as the best application. Each have their own merits.
The pupils seem to like Grade or No Grade, maybe its beacuse of Deal or No Deal, but my preference would be Penalty Shootout , followed by HoopShoot . But all of the games deserve some mention and you should be proud of your achievement in producing such as variety of quality games.
Posted 17 April 2007 - 05:06 PM
Yes, I have a dilemma too! I think I'll go for penalty shootout because I think pupils like being able to choose their goalie and football is a very 'British' sport, more so than the hoopshoot or en garde. For me, I'd vote for en garde because I like being able to edit the comments and background picture. I'd put in a word for fling the teacher too because they do like being able to configure their headmaster (with bright red lips and earrings!) - but then again - for the same reason they like Walk the Plank when the sharks get him - and ..oh...I give up! Maybe I'll spoil my ballot paper!..... and I've just added an edit - the pupils like half a minute too!
This post has been edited by goneunderground: 17 April 2007 - 05:08 PM
Posted 22 April 2007 - 10:37 AM
Blimey, that was hard!
In the end I went for Penalty Shootout and Half a Min because they both work well in a whole class environment, and my class is very strapped for bookable computer suites.
There should however be honerable mentions for hoopshoot (which my all girl AS Sociology class love) and for Grade or No Grade which has been an unexpected hit with GCSE classes (I really didn't expect it go down very well - shows how much I know!)
The thing is though Andrew, you've produced a brilliant range of brilliantly easy to use brilliant software. Brilliant!
Posted 22 July 2009 - 06:38 PM
Walk the plank and fling are my students' faves and mine too. I do like the teacher invaders as it takes me back to those heady days of the early 80's feeding coins into arcade machines! All the apps are brilliant though, especially with scorm creation.
Posted 10 August 2009 - 11:21 PM
I have been working with kids from Kindergarten through Middle School (4-5 years old to 13-14 years old) and the one game all the kids like, no matter their grade level or age is Fling the Teacher! Second or Third graders and up love the Hoop Shoot game, but the little ones have a little trouble with making the baskets on that one. That group loves Half-a-Min, too - once they can get used to typing in their answers and understand that spelling counts (as well it should!). I want to try Walk the Plank and maybe En Garde soon - and I can't wait to see Hole in One and On Target. Oh, by the way, Teacher Invaders is a big hit with my kids, too!
Thanks for all your hard work, Andrew!!!
This post has been edited by cml1107: 10 August 2009 - 11:22 PM
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