Beginning Readers Can Create Their Own Puzzles
With Internet CoachPuzzle Builder, teachers and students can create 10 different multimediapuzzles, including anagrams, crosswords, word paints, word searches, word scrambles, word shape matches, secretcodes, and sound word paints. This easy-to-use program features an intuitivenavigational system that will make sense even to a first-time computer user.Users can choose from assorted colors and illustrations, add a time limit tochallenge players, and print their puzzles. When a player successfully solves apuzzle, an animated cartoon plays to signal success. Puzzle Builder alsoincludes audio clips and a language filter. APTE, Inc., Evanston, ILL, (847) 866-1872, www.apte.com.
This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.