How I Use It
For us, this could be used as an extension activity or after-school club. It is a great game and really well put together. We have had luck with this sort of activity when students work in small groups rather than individually. They each have a role- guide, moderator, documentarian that changes. Taking time to reflect each class is also helpful. It would be fantastic if this was html-based rather than flash-based. It seems like many simulation products are moving in this direction to accommodate tablets.
This a great little game with all the bells and whistles for sophisticated gamers. The field note feature is great. The game is flashed based so we tried it running it through the Photon
app. The game worked but it was a bit clunky. If students had used our Windows machines, perhaps things would be more smooth.