Monday, August 16, 2010

The Cattle Collector

As I walked to my vehicle this morning, I noticed a colorful envelope stuck beneath my windshield wipers. When I opened it, I couldn't believe it. I had received a love letter. At first, I was shocked and had no idea who it could possibly be from. But after some careful consideration, I realized that it was from an alien I met one night after leaving class early because I was ill. While my body was obviously upset with me, leaving me a bit green, he genuinely appreciated the color. He didn't sign the letter, but the language skills used throughout its content, not to mention the handwriting, helped me to figure out the letter's source. Accordingly, he was the inspiration for this game.

Play this game on the what2learn site

It's called Cattle Collector. It's a multiple-choice style quiz game that teaches the user about teaching word structure to students. In the game, the user is an alien trying to beam cattle up into a space ship. What better way to honor a not-so-secret admirer than using them as a source of inspiration for digital learning and play?

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