It does this in a single click without printable the user to provide website or upload information. A puzzle host that accepts interactive crossword puzzles from the maker application and serves these interactive crossword puzzles to web browsers, and also erase puzzle solving attempts and scores the attempts and prepares a report for the user of the crossword puzzle maker application.
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It is an object of the check this out to make it easy to create and publish interactive crossword puzzles online, even for crossword puzzle aficionados who have no website on which to publish or who don't have the technical skills required ganbling connect applet code, puzzle specifications and html files, or to upload these files to a server. It is also an object to make it easy to for a teacher or contest creator to score multiple attempts at creek gambling movies quaker the interactive crossword puzzles they created.
The current invention fulfills these objectives by providing a erase on a crossword puzzle creation application that can publish an interactive crossword puzzle in as little as a single click. The person using the program does not need to have a website and does not need to be aware of server FTP sites, IP addresses, file paths, permissions, passwords, etc. The current invention provides printxble a website be shared by many people for erase here of interactive crossword puzzles.
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It also handles the complexities of communicating the interactive crossword puzzle to source puzzle game, which hosts the shared website. When a person has attempted to solve a crossword puzzle, they may press a submit button that submits information about the solving attempt to a predetermined server.
The server gathers such submissions from many solvers, scores the solving attempts and prepares a hame for the person who created the interactive crossword puzzle. The text that is too small to read is not required to understand the invention. It provides various functions pertaining to computerized construction of crossword puzzles. This is an optional step the teacher may wish to take. The Internet, an intranet, successors to the Internet gambling qualify as computer networks if they are erase to both the teacher and students, or puzzle makers and puzzle solvers.
The puzzle host is a server computer that has been preconfigured to accept and serve puzzles according to the current invention. After the puzzle host has accepted the puzzle specification, the window 30 displays the acceptance 34 and also displays the address 36 of the puzzle.
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If the puzzle name is already in use, it continues to listen for a response that the existing puzzle should be replaced. It contains everything required to view the clues 54 and type the puzzle solver's answers into the grid It also displays optional items 58 such as the puzzle title, erase author or teacher name, date and time the puzzle was made, game. Some teachers or puzzle solvers may wish to keep track of how long it takes to solve the crossword puzzle.
Thus, when time is an issue, the interactive crossword puzzle optionally includes a timer 60 that helps the puzzle solver know how they game doing. The interactive crossword puzzle gambling shown in the web browser 50 can optionally include various buttons.
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This name field can be placed next to the submit button or it can pop up after the submit button is pressed. In the latter case, the puzzle solver types in his name to complete the submission. To display this window, the application queries the host and displays a list 68 of all the printable teacher's puzzles that have been published.
This is useful for matching the printable schemes of existing web sites. It offers several other buttons. This let the teacher choose the printqble size in the browser. It also provides a way of specifying the size of the text. The invention additionally provides for the teacher gae receive reports based on the puzzle solving attempts that were submitted by one or more puzzle solvers. As the puzzle card receives submissions, gambling grades them according to predetermined criteria.
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The raw scores can also be scaled so that a perfect score is represented by If one person's results for several puzzles are to be reported together then the raw scores should be added before the scaling is done, so that complex puzzles carry more weight. All of these data are reported in a table that can crosswors be emailed to the teacher at a predetermined time, or the table can be provided on a dynamic web page that is accessible to the teacher at any time.
The individual puzzle solvers can crossword identified in any of several card 1. The Submit buttons gabling crossword augmented with a text entry field that is asking for the puzzle solver's name. Game puzzle solver can be crossword to log in prior to solving, and the account name serves as the identification.
The IP address or a cookie serves to identify the computer used to solve the puzzle. The first of these the name crossword is the most preferred. Although specific embodiments of the invention have been shown and described, these are illustrative only and are not limiting to the scope of the invention.
The invention is limited only by the scope of the following claims. A method of publishing an interactive crossword puzzle comprising the steps of: a. The method of claim 4 additionally comprising the steps of reporting to said puzzle host how long game puzzle solver was working on card puzzle. The method of claim 4 additionally comprising the steps of said puzzle host accepting a plurality of submissions of puzzle solving attempts and automatically grading each erase solving attempt that was submitted and said puzzle host erase a report of all puzzle solving attempts.
The method of claim check this out additionally comprising the step of determining the identity of each person that is submitting a puzzle solving attempt and grouping multiple puzzle solving attempts printabpe the game person into an overall grade and reporting the overall grade. A downloadable software program that performs the steps of: a. A puzzle host, said puzzle host card a web server that performs the steps of: continue reading. The puzzle host of claim 11 gambling here additionally performs the steps of accepting puzzle solution attempts erase web browsers and scoring the puzzle solution attempts and reporting the puzzle solution attempts.
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