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#6400266 Jul 16, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Envoy
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If you have a little more time.... to compare, try these.

Diner Dash

Chocolatier
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#6421293 Jul 20, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Initiate
19 Posts
Your colored text here...I am interested in games for second language teaching so I tried the Spanish versions of each of these games and used a modified rubric from the one suggested in this MOOC. Unfortunately, the table I created didn't paste well on this screen.

Comparison of Diner Dash and Chocolatier (Games Spanish Versions)
Setup
Is a download required? DD- Only downloadable version, but free for 1 hour
Ch - Only downloadable version, but free for 1 hour

NavigationYour colored text here...
How Easy is it to learn game controls?
DD-Once I read the directions, I was able to get it.
Ch- Once I read the directions, I was able to get it.

Educational Value
How applicable is the game to learning objectives? DD-Some L2 reading required before starting game, but not while playing.
CH- L2 reading required throughout game.

Class Use
What would this game be good for? DD- Good for learning L2 games instruction vocabulary and oral discussion of game strategies
tional ValueCh-Good L2 reading practice and oral discussion of game strategies.
Audio Quality
How effective was the audio? DD-Nothing to write home about
Ch- Nothing to write home about
Tutorials
How effective are the tutorials/directions? DD -Clearly defined game rules.
Ch-Some directions could have been clearer. Directions didn't specify that you had to visit all buildings in first scene and I didn't know how to go to other ports
Reading Level
What level would this game be good for? Intermediate
High Intermediate
Google Images DD-yes Ch-yes
Wikipedia article DD-yes Ch-yes
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