Instructional Materials Review Form
ISBN 9780988707078 Title: CompuScholar: Unity Game Programming
Publisher: CompuScholar Date: 4/18/2018
Rating: __x__Primary ____Limited ____Teacher Resource ____Student Resource~ ____Not Reviewed ____Not Sampled ____Not Recommended
The statements below are arranged in ordered value, with the statement listed first ranked high and the last statement in the group ranked low. Reviewers select from these statements for the review and add comments in the Notes and Narrative area for each section.
__x___The content of this resource aligns with appropriate grade level Core standards, is current, well-researched, and referenced from reliable sources.
____The content of this resource aligns with most grade level core standards, but will need supplementary materials to insure coverage of all the objectives for this course.
_____The content of this resource aligns with a few grade level core standards for a portion of the course.
_____The content of this resource does not align with standards and objectives for this course.
__x___Scaffolding supports for these materials are complex and challenging, engage learners from various skill levels and provide assistance for all students to enhance conceptual understanding; and offer opportunities for students to share evidence and research.
_____Scaffolding supports for these materials engage learners from various skill levels and provides assistance for students to enhance conceptual understanding.
_____Scaffolding supports for these materials engage learners from various skill levels.
_____Scaffolding supports for these materials do not engage learners from various skill levels or provide scaffolding to enhance conceptual understanding.
___x__This resource contains directions that are clear and understandable and are easy to navigate through.
_____The instructions in this resource are unclear and navigation is difficult.
Content Notes and Narrative:
This book aligns and has content for both Game Development 1 and 2. This is built to be a full year of game development. It covers all the standards and even has some extra in the suplimental chapters that help with background and teaching ethics.
__x___This material is free from bias and can be used by all students regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or disability, and is free from advertising, e-commerce or political interest, and is in compliance with the law and community standards.
_____This series or title has material that may be interpreted as bias or promoting a commercial or political agenda, or may be considered to treat some groups unfairly.
_____This series or title has material that is clearly biased and favors a point of view that may be distracting to the educational experience of students.
__x___Instructional materials in this resource are easily updated and adaptable for teacher and student use in individualized or group instructional settings, and are accessible for an appropriate time period to facilitate a proper learning environment for all students.
_____Instructional materials in this resource~have some features which are adaptable and are available for an acceptable time period.
_____Instructional materials in this resource are not adaptable or easily incorporated into a variety of educational settings.
___x__This curriculum meets the requirements of federal and state laws and accepted technical standards. Technical specifications and limitations, including hardware requirements, bandwidth demands, and software and web access restrictions are adequately described and noted, and allow for error free installation and use without purchase of additional components.
_____This curriculum is limited by specifications that may require additional materials or technical assistance, or additional hardware, software, or infrastructure.
Accessibility Notes and Narrative:
The class is an online class and set up with getting the regular content in either video or text form. The lessons have quizzes at the end and exams at the end of the chapter. The exams do contain the same questions from the lesson quizzes. The teacher should be using this as a lesson guide to teach and then let the students do the lesson.
___x__In physical terms, this resource is durable, interactive, and provides high quality audio-visual and tactile experiences for all users.
____In physical terms, this resource is somewhat fragile in construction and provides limited tactile experiences for students.
_____In physical terms, this resource is designed to be disposable and temporary.
___x__This curriculum provides adequate instructional support and clear requirements for the instructor.
_____This curriculum does not provide adequate support for the instructor.
_____Provided materials reference numerous available supplemental resources.
__x___Provided materials reference some available supplemental resources.
_____Provided materials do not refer to other supplemental resources.
____These instructional resources contain a variety of formative and summative assessments that are aligned with core objectives, provide appropriate intervention strategies, and lead to observable performance and real-world experience.
___x__These instructional resources contain a limited number of assessments without intervention strategies.
_____These instructional resources do not provide assessment materials.
Pedagogy Notes and Narrative:
The quizzes and exams do not have a lot of variety and no intervention strategies as they take them online and then submit them when they are done.