I have completed my school version of Parshathon including my new graphics.
I am mostly finished with my Torah Baseball which I expanded to include my projected ideas for next summer so that I should not need to redo the graphics a second time. I included 100 torah trivia questions which a student can answer in order to "catch the ball" and get the opposing player out. These questions are independent of the questions which each teacher will add from his own material. I included Chanuka questions for teachers to use for some good Chanuka fun. I just tested them out with my own classes over Chanuka. The game was a big hit with my students. These include students from grades 9-12.
Here are some problems that I am trying to solve. If anyone has any advice I would be most grateful.
1. Is Visual Basic 6 adequate for installations on Vista without any installation problems or errors? Or should I invest $500 for instalshield in order to install my programs with no difficulty even on Vista.
2. When teachers add their own questions to the games,it would be better if the program worked off of the network instead of using the data on each PC. This would allow the teacher's updates to be available to each computer without doing a separate update for each PC. How can you install the program in a way that you can control that the data should be loaded onto the school network, instead of each PC?
3. Does anyone have any ideas how to best make contact with Principals in a way that they will respond.