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CSULB • ETEC 171 • Fall 2013 • ryoung&tchen

Project 2: Game or Web Site Deadline: December 5 at 2PM
Option #1: Game Development Design and construct a board game or a computer game that teaches critical thinking or issues related to computer technology. Your game must have questions that involve problem solving or decision making, though it may include some questions that focus on facts. The amount of questions is up to you, but you should have at least 20. Your game should be appealing to the eye. That is, color and illustrations are a must. Your rules of play should be clear and easy to follow. Test play your game before you make the final version. You will turn in and present your game on the due day. You will also facilitate the game so the class can play for 5-7 minutes. If you choose to design a board game, you will need a board, playing pieces, cards, and a sheet with the rules. Your board game should be constructed on the computer. That is, do not handwrite your board, questions, etc. The spaces on the board should allow at a minimum that players move forward and/or backward. If you choose to design a computer game, make sure your game can be played in the computer lab. Directions/help should be available to players. Pay attention to interactivity, screen design and ease of use. Board Game Grading: Item Game board and box design Questions and answers (relevant to critical thinking and/ or computer technology) Playing pieces Sheet with rules Ease of use Mechanics (grammar and spelling) Total Computer Game Grading: Item Screen design Questions and answers (relevant to critical thinking and/or computer technology) Interactivity Directions Ease of use Mechanics (grammar and spelling) Total

Points 5 5 3 3 2 2 20

Points 5 5 3 3 2 2 20

Resources for game development: http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/gameboard-make.htm http://botw.org/top/Games/Board_Games/Educational/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_board_games http://www.boardgamecentral.com/ https://jeopardylabs.com/ http://people.uncw.edu/ertzbergerj/ppt_games.html

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CSULB • ETEC 171 • Fall 2013 • ryoung&tchen

Option #2: Website: Solving a problem or examining an issue that affects your community Extra credit (2 points) will be given to groups that work on option #2. Create a website that reports on your research on a problem or an issue of your choice. Here are the steps: 1. Work in a group to brainstorm and identify a problem or an issue (e.g., Internet piracy and budget cuts) that you would like to research. 2. Analyze at least three credible sources (e.g., articles, book chapters and web sites) that can help you clearly define the problem and its significance. 3. Collect information about the factors that contribute to the problem, its impact on you and your community, and possible solutions. In addition to using online or library materials, you should survey individuals who are knowledgeable about the problem or issue. Here are survey tools that you may wish to use for creating a brief survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/ and http://www.surveygizmo.com/. You may also use Google forms. 4. Analyze the information and data that you have collected and propose a viable and practical solution based on the sources that you reviewed and on the findings from the survey. 5. Create a Web site (using GoogleSites, Wetpaint, Wikispaces, Weebly or Wix for example) that documents the process of your group research. That is, your site should illustrate the problem, its causes, effects, possible solutions, the solution that your group recommends, and the rationale for your recommendation, with reference to your sources and survey findings. 6. Be prepared to present your research to the class. Here is a suggested outline for your Web site:  Statement of the problem  Significance of the problem  Causes  Impacts on the community  Possible solutions  Result of the survey  Recommended solution and rationale  References  Appendix: Survey/ questionnaire Item Web site design and visual appeal Problem identification; analysis of sources Causes Effects Possible solutions and recommendation Rationale for the recommendation Survey questions Survey analysis and results Mechanics (grammar and spelling) Total Points 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 20

Note:  Each group should have 3 members.  Grouping cannot be the same as Project 1.  Grades will be based on the overall group product and individual effort/contribution.  Submission instructions will be discussed a week before the deadline.

Updated: 9/26/2013

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