Sunday, May 20, 2012

Futaba Classroom Games makes collaborative learning fun

The Futaba Classroom Games App ($3.99) from InKids is a fun way for children to work alone or in groups of up to four to practice various skills they have learned in school. In the settings menu, you can choose which skill sets and topics to turn on and they include focus areas such as math, Dolch sight words, countries and flags, as well as others. The best part is that users can create new skill sets themselves, helping to tailor the game to what children are focusing on in class.

The game includes graphics and sound effects which will appeal to elementary school students and gameplay is faced paced and fun. Questions appear randomly on the screen and players need to be the first to choose the correct answer to score a point. Each player is given a different color around the screen with the questions appearing in the center.