We have Missonmaker software in the school and some of our classes have started to use it to develop computer games. It’s powerful stuff with a real education focus that can be used to develop literacy and whole host of other skills. I’m particularly keen to explore the use of games design software in modern foreign languages.
students rapidly create visually 3D rich worlds for first-person 'Missions' -
complete with sets, animated characters, dialogue and music.
- select elements from an extensive object library to create a unique game world
- create and animate 3D characters
- import their own music, graphics and video
- set rules for game play.
At BETT 2009 the guys from Immersive Education (the makers of Missionnmaker, Mediastage, Kar2ouche and other great software) were sharing their stand with Elonex. Now Elonex make some good products as well, including a £100 netbook. The big, personal, problem that I have with Elonex is that I ordered my netbook back in March 2008 with a £10 deposit and I Still haven’t received it yet. This is despite several emails and attempts to get through their switchboard. Anybody else having similar problems?