Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Interactive Learning with Rocky and Bullwinkle

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Interactive Learning with Rocky and Bullwinkle

Article excerpt

Houghton Mifflin Interactive (HMI) has released Rocky & Bullwinkle's Know-It-All Quiz Game, an interactive television style game show for children ages 9-12. Filled with characters from the animated television show Rocky & Bullwinkle, the multi-player trivia game features twelve categories and two levels of difficulty with over 2,800 randomly generated questions. Up to three players can test their knowledge of literature, landmarks, science, geography, history, health and the human body, famous people, animals, art, music and "moosecellaneous" as they compete on teams with characters from the Rocky &. Bullwinkle show.

In the first round, students take turns answering questions. If a player answers incorrectly, other players can buzz in to answer the question. In round two, the first team to buzz in gets to answer the question, although a steep point penalty for wrong answers soon encourages students to read quickly but carefully before answering. The final round pits teams against each other as they race to correctly buzz in first for true statements while avoiding false ones. …

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