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Archive for April 2010

Cute Cartoon Creation Script

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This is a bit of fun for the kids, two cartoon characters talking the script you input. It’s called Cute Cartoon Creation.

Choose your language, select a couple of characters, a locations backdrop and then write what you want your characters to say. Then away they go. It’s fun.

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April 26, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Memory Squid Game

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If you want to exercise your memory then this Memory Squid Game will give it a bit of a workout.

You’re given a sequence of words and have to click on them in the televisions. Get one wrong and a bunny gets zapped. Get all of the words to move on to the next level.

Written by markuos

April 26, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Kahn Academy

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I have to take my hat off to Sal Kahn for a truly immense resource. What he has achieved with the Kahn Academy is nothing short of incredible.

He’s single handedly generated 1000+  instructional videos covering subjects including:

What a wealth of information. This has to be place in the category alongside Academic Earth and Udemy.

Flags

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With this game, Flags, you have to identify the country represented by the displayed flag from a list of five countries.

Written by markuos

April 18, 2010 at 7:43 pm

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Electric Box – logic game

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The little grey cells certainly have to work to figure out the logic needed to solve the problems that this rather interesting little game, Electric Box, throws up at you. It demonstrates to children the need with some problems to resolve one solution before working on the next element of the string of problems to develop the entire solution. Fun graphics make the appearance of the game engaging and appealing.

When all the levels have been completed, there is a further dimension to the game, you can turn your talents to creating levels yourself for others to solve. This engages a different thought process, which is good.

There are a couple of other ‘level packs’ of user-generated levels to try your hand at as well.

Written by markuos

April 15, 2010 at 7:51 pm