Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Iliafar maze

Here is Sara Iliafar's 10 room maze on all kinds of material related to Newman projections, Lewis structures, polarity, nomenclature, cis/trans and more. With that she completed both extra credit options with full marks.

I will include some of these doors in Friday's race in CHEM241 so feel free to use them to practice.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

April 14 2006 meeting

Beth Ritter-Guth, Mike Aquino and Jay Bhatt were present as our last EduFrag meeting. Beth has just completed a maze testing grammar and I thought it would be good for her to talk with Jay again because the text-based nature of her true/false doors is similar to Jay's on teaching information retrieval for the library.

Mike has been working on modding an existing popular map in the commercial verion of Unreal Tournament 2004 with our EduFrag true/false door system. We have a very simple design for this and Mike estimates being done in about a week. I know that, out of the 13 students who ran the organic chem race earlier that morning, several were eager to play around with the full weapons-enabled version online. I look forward to playing as well.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Orgo Maze April 14 2006

Here is the race for Organic Chemistry (CHEM241).

Topic: Lewis Structures and Newman Projections.

Out of 13 players, Adam won in 4 minutes. He drew the chemistry book prize.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Comma Game

Teaching comma usage is a daunting task for most developmental English professors. This game is used to teach the four primary comma rules (FANBOYS, introductory clauses, non-essential clauses, and items in a series). Please feel free to share and suggest improvements.

Please upload the game here:



Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Independent/Dependent Clause Game

Below is a link to a grammar race created for developmental/ESL English students at LCCC. The game was created in response to the increasing need to teach the concepts of independent and dependent clauses. Presently, I play grammar frisbee to do this, but we can only play when the weather is nice. This game allows for us to work on these tasks at any time. Thanks, Jean-Claude, for your help in creating it :-) You are simply amazing.


Saturday, April 01, 2006

Chemistry FPS game?

There is a report in Nature about a chemistry-based first person shooter game (Critical Mass) being built at Purdue. It is unclear from the video of the demo exactly where the chemistry fits in. We'll have to wait and see when it is released.

Thanks to Sundar for the link.