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Archipelago


This text based adventure has options for differing abilities, including some extension work for students who are Gifted And Talented.

"The best pictures are those inside a child's mind" - Kathy Saunders, Director of the Domex Project

"This is the most exciting thing I've seen in years" - Anthony Hunt, Advisory Teacher

"Our P7 children are loving this." - Ann Black, Deputy Head, Commercial Primary School, Dunfermline

This is very much a language development program. It places 'adventurers' somewhere on a group of islands where they will have to tackle the various problems they are confronted with. The adventure is substantially text-based with some 'on screen' images to help stimulate ideas and discussion. It is ideal for use as part of a termly literacy plan and is equally 'at home' being used in short bursts. During the development and production stages, as well as maintaining and writing up their daily diaries, children wrote many stories about their adventures and worked closely with their teamates in a classroom type environment. We also found them to be motivated and eager to use the software!

With teacher options available to suit all ability levels within the age range, 'Archipelago' is a very flexible piece of software. For instance, if you have a digital camera, the software can be changed to show the adventurers' own identity photographs instead of the default silhouettes. All in all, it will provide hours of stimulating and thought provoking work in both your classroom or at home.

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Key Comments
Language based adventure game
Reading and creative writing
Problem solving
Team building
PSHE
G & T extension work option

Age Range: 9 to 15
National Curriculum: Key Stage 2-3 
Scottish Curriculum: Level P6/7, S1

Price Guide

CD-ROM Format: Windows XP/VISTA/Windows 7
Single User Licence - £49.95
Primary Unlimited Network Licence 160.00
Secondary Unlimited Network Licence 250.00

 Please note that prices exclude V.A.T