A drag-and-drop identification game covering the parts of the bass guitar.
Type of Material:
This applet could be used for identification practice, review, or as a quiz in a supervised setting.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Students will be able to correctly identify the parts of the bass guitar.
Target Student Population:
Beginning bass guitar students or others who have an interest in this instrument.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Evaluation and Observation
The parts of the bass guitar are appropriately paired with their corresponding names. Names used are Head Stock, Bridge, Pickups, Controls, and Neck. Feedback is immediate and includes visual and audio response.
Only five names are used and names are not randomized when the game is reset.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Trial and error approach allows for multiple attempts during a single round. A reset button for allows repeated attempts. Simple, non-threatening feedback would work well with young children or adult learners.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The site is very easy to use: users "grab" part labels and drop them over the image.
Drop zones aren't consistent: some zones allow the name to be placed below or on top of the item but not above it, for example.
Other Issues and Comments:
This game is simple but fun and it could be extended with additional challenges. Students could test themselves with a stop-watch or record the number of attempts necessary to place all labels correctly on the first try. Also, short definitions could accompany correct answers. This would be a nice addition.