Windward, once accessed online, is a self-directed interactive game. Very little knowledge is required, although basic computer knowledge is helpful.
Planning and Preparation
There is limited advance preparation required beyond familiarity with and mindfulness of Internet safety. The developers suggest that educators play the game first before introducing it to kids, so that they know what to expect and can anticipate questions or issues.
- Software: Flash plugin for Web browser
- Computers: Computer with high-speed Internet connection
This online game is available free of charge at the Cable in the Classroom Web site. Registration is required, but users need only provide their zip code, not email address.