Windward! is a fun, FREE, online game from Cable in the Classroom that challenges students to learn about weather, ocean currents, and sailing to race around the world. The game reminds me of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books that I liked in elementary school, which permit the reader to make a decision at different points of the story and thereby direct the final outcome.
I didn’t make all the right decisions the first time I played the game, but I did beat the world record for circumnavigation, so I guess I did ok!
Thanks to Eric Langhorst of Liberty, Missouri, who talked about Windward! in his Podcast #14 – Missouri Teaching With Cable Awards and Interviews. Also congrats to Eric for winning a Missouri Teaching With Cable Award! 🙂
Eric has some great links to Cable in the Classroom resources in the podcast shownotes that are worth checking out. I am also looking forward to the “10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America” documentary from the History Channel set to debut in April 2006, after hearing Eric interview a History Channel representative about it!
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