Board for lectures, with arrows, highlights, not checking rules
Is there good free software for creating video lessons, that allows you to make board as big as desired, highlight squares, show arrows and not checking rules, allowing to move pieces in any way, playing without king etc? I mean just board software, not software for capturing video.
You can use a setup board function is programs like scid and chessbase. These boards aren’t full screen. In setup mode, they don’t allow for arrows and highlights.
It might be better to just program the software yourself. This would make all the features just as you like.
Chessity.com has a new e-tool for teachers.
Allows illegal moves, coins and flags on any square, and four colored arrows and squares. Large enough for students in back to see clearly.
Perhaps http://www.apronus.com/chess/diagram/editor/ will satisfy your needs. If not, then please let me know because I am the author of this free tool and I am still working on improving it.
Perhaps http://www.apronus.com/chess/pgnviewer/ in the setup mode will be also useful. The problem with these tools is that they are very powerful but not easy to operate without instruction. So do not get discouraged just ask for help.
Electronic gadget chess opponent for children
I am looking for an electronic gadget that is a chess opponent, designed specially for children. I want to it be touch screen, where the pieces are large enough so you don't need to use a special pen to move the pieces. I also want the gadget to talk often, so the child feels interaction. It could say things like "Good move!", "Great Idea!", and so on.
The closest thing that I've seen is this. That thing does not look right, plus 1/5 review, so I was hoping for something better.
Anybody come across anything?
Feel free to edit the tags for my post. I really wasn't sure what to use.
This iPad/iPhone app looks promising based on the reviews. I haven’t tried it personally though, so I can’t attest to its worth.
Here is the website of the developers. You can contact them to find out more about the features that they have. For instance, I couldn’t find anything about whether it would speak to your child.