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Educational Comma Role-Playing Video Game - Spirit of the Sword

Educational Comma Role-Playing Video Game - Spirit of the Sword
Educational Comma Role-Playing Video Game - Spirit of the Sword
Educational Comma Role-Playing Video Game - Spirit of the Sword
Educational Comma Role-Playing Video Game - Spirit of the Sword
Educational Comma Role-Playing Video Game - Spirit of the Sword
Educational Comma Role-Playing Video Game - Spirit of the Sword
Educational Comma Role-Playing Video Game - Spirit of the Sword
Educational Comma Role-Playing Video Game - Spirit of the Sword
Product Description
Spirit of the Sword is a turn-based style role-playing video game that is meant to be a supplement for learning the purpose and rules of commas. It has both educational and entertainment aspects designed to make the game and its content interesting to players that are not usually engaged in traditional learning. It is not meant to be used as a complete stand-alone, but rather as an engaging supplement to what is usually a tedious and dry topic for students. There is a roughly 20 minute story line build up at the start to hook students before delving into learning the comma. Feel free to try the preview file to see what the game is like and whether it works on your computer system. It can be downloaded for free here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/g07kw2obpvju9gb/Spirit%20of%20the%20Sword%20TEST.exe?dl=0


A small glimpse of the game itself can also be seen on YouTube at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnF98d0N2Qg

This game has been particularly effective for students who love video games but have difficulty getting engaged in school. Interestingly, it has also been quite popular among girls who seem to find great enjoyment after they begin to understand the basics of the game play and are able to be successful. The essence of the game is not to explicitly teach commas, but to use it as part of the story line in order to keep players/learners interested. Students should use the "educational companion" worksheets as they collect and examine each Comma Codex, and apply this knowledge in battles against challenging foes.


Specifics of the game:
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* Low size of approx. 50 mb
* Does NOT require any installation
* Can be played from a USB flash drive. Students can save progress on their flash drives and play at home or school.
* 4 - 15 hours of game play depending on the pace of the player


Included in the zip file:
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***Spirit of the Sword.exe***
(Extract the game to its desired location such as a flash drive using this file. After unzipping, open the game by clicking on game.exe)

***SotS Handout.docx***
(Game play tips for SotS and student educational companion - feel free to edit this for your own classroom purposes)

***SotS Handout.pdf***
(Same document but as a pdf for better compatibility)

***Student created beginner's walkthrough.docx***
(An 8th grade student created a walk-through of the early portion of the game to help new players as a technical writing project)


@@@***IMPORTANT***@@@
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* This game is an executable file (.exe). It works perfectly fine using Windows. If you have a Mac, download the preview file (link above) and test whether you can get it to work on your system first. Confirm that you are able to boot windows software on your mac before purchasing. See here for more details about Macs and running windows software: http://www.howtogeek.com/187359/5-ways-to-run-windows-software-on-a-mac/
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