Jeffrey L. Jones, editor
Digital Poetry at Athens & Veterans Park
Students at Athens and Veterans Park Elementary Schools have been
creating their own digital poetry. See the two samples below
(click on images to play):
IMMEX in the Classroom
Students in April McGuire's 8th grade class have
been using IMMEX this year.
Read some of their thoughts and comments below on this type of
Brittney: I thoroughly enjoyed working on the
IMMEX program “Who Messed with Roger Rabbit.” The details
were very realistic and made the person playing the game actually
think. The clues, alibis, and interviews made it seem as though
you were an actual investigator working at a crime scene. I
particularly liked the fact that it was set up in a folder which
created a sense of an investigator doing his job. The only part I
did not like was the graphics in the rabbit's cage - the berries
and ink. They weren’t very realistic to me. Other than that, I
enjoyed the game, it made me think, and sometimes I got just the
littlest bit frustrated, but that made me put the clues together
Nikki : Overall, I
enjoyed the problem set, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” I think that
the whole idea was creative and interesting. The thing I really
didn’t like about the set was that it took a while to figure it
out. I also believe it would have been easier if you could view
things such as the suspect interviews and eyewitness interviews at
the same time. I thought it was interesting all the ways that you
could see the data. This problem set really made me think. It
wasn’t easy because it could be anybody in any group. I don’t
really know of any other game or project that has made me think in
that way to try and solve the problem. I thought the characters'
names were very interesting, such as Ms. Fizicks. I enjoyed the
problem and I look forward to doing another.
Amy : I loved the Immex Corporation
problem set “Who Messed with Roger Rabbit.” It was really fun.
It was kind of like Forensic Science when you looked at hair,
fiber, and ink samples, but it was challenging too. The suspects
had alibis, student records, and lots of other clues that helped
me find the solution.
I immensely liked the solution set
“Who Messed with Roger Rabbit.” The program had great details by
using pictures, clues, and a realistic crime. Trying to figure
out the solution was very tricky. You had to look over all the
alibis, clues, student records, and even more clues. Overall I
thought the program was extremely fun and interesting. It made
you think like a detective trying to solve a real crime.
I think that Who Messed
with Rodger Rabbit was cleverly designed and very mind-boggling.
The IMMEX Corporation I think had a neat design and certainly made
you think about what you were doing. Surprisingly, it was
actually a lot of fun too! It was a little confusing, but since
it was the first one I’ve ever done, I think inexperience was more
the factor there. I think it’s really cool that we actually get
to incorporate computers into our learning, and I hope we
get to solve more of these problem sets.
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