Questions about JCross and Hotpotatoes. I just want to tell my students exactly how it calculates their grade.
What happens to the score when:
- They type in the wrong answer and press the ENTER button?
- They press the HINT button a bunch of times?
- They press check answer a bunch of times?
- They refresh the crossword puzzle in the browser and press the check button?
Also, is there a way to import words and clues rather than copying and pasting each one into the hotpot app? The windows interface on Jcross is kinda annoying... there's no easy way to enter a word, a clue and press enter. I have to always manually click the next clue. Ok, if you click MANAGE GRID->AUTOMATIC GRID MAKER you can paste in a list of words and clues in the following format with the double colon.
word::clue word2::clue2 word3::clue3
That makes it pretty fast to create a crossword puzzle.
I've used the Game plugin crossword but the stability of that plugin is suspect in my limited experience. It's nice to have the glossary integration. I suppose I could export the glossary into excel and parse it into the double colon format that Hot Potatoes/Jcross wants...
Another advantage is that my kids could make their own crosswords puzzles with the app.