ChatterKid is an app that voices pictures or drawings, allowing children to create short videos with their own voices. It can also be integrated into preschool education, but it is important to use it carefully and to set the right goals.
Aim: to help a pupil with special educational needs to express his/her thoughts, practise his/her language skills and encourage creativity through the use of pictures and voice recordings.
Theme: a clear and simple theme has been chosen to which the child can relate. It is his favourite toy.
Drawing a picture: the child draws his/her favourite toy, using the tools he/she wants.
Voice recording: the child voices his/her drawing and tells a short story about what he/she drew.
Editing: help the child to listen to his/her recording and, if necessary, make a few additional entries or changes.
Sharing: help your child to share this short video with parents or friends.
ChatterKid helps children to express themselves and expand their language skills, which encourages creativity and allows children to be the creators of their own video stories. The app is useful for those who do not yet know how to write. However, there are downsides to the app, such as the need for help for children who are not yet able to use the app themselves. It may take longer to use the app than traditional assignments. It is necessary to ensure that children are narrating appropriate content and to promote good communication habits.
This app can be useful for early childhood education children, but it is important to assess each child’s individual needs and abilities so that the activity can be adapted accordingly.
StoryJumper is a great app that can be useful for children’s education and creativity. Children use it to create different stories and narratives.
Aim: to allow children to express their imagination and creativity, create stories and develop literacy skills.
Choose a theme for the story: start by choosing a general theme or idea for the children to work with. This could be a simple story about their favourite place, event or even a fictional story itself.
Images and text: children are free to create pictures or drawings with appropriate text. They can use the StoryJumper platform to easily insert their own images and write a story.
Creative process: children are encouraged to use their imagination to create different narratives or stories.
Editing: give children the opportunity to revise and edit their story, thus developing literacy and critical thinking skills.
Sharing: once the story has been completed, give children the opportunity to share their stories with friends, family or even print them out and get a physical version of the book.
StoryJumper stimulates children’s creativity and allows them to create their own stories. It’s a great way to develop literacy skills and children’s imagination. The app has a rich library of images that can be used to create stories. The use of this app often requires the help of an adult. A computer is required to use the full functionality of the programme. StoryJumper is an excellent tool for stimulating children’s creativity and literacy skills. When using it with pre-school children, it is important to be patient and supportive of their efforts to create their own unique stories.
Using a QR code reader, children can scan cards containing information about the trees, which are placed in front of the corresponding tree. This is a great idea for developing children’s knowledge about nature and plants.
Aim: to promote children’s knowledge about trees and their properties using QR code technology.
Select trees: select a few trees that children will learn about. An information card is produced for each tree.
Create a QR code: using a web service or a QR code creator, a separate QR code is created for each tree. This QR code must link to a specific web page or text description about the tree.
Cards: each tree’s information card contains a QR code and an image related to that tree.
Tree exploration: go with the children to each tree where a QR code card is already prepared. Children can use a QR code reader (often built into many mobile phones) to read the QR code on the card themselves.
Information about the tree: when children scan the QR code, they will see information about the tree in question, such as its name, description, features and other useful information.
Discussions and tasks: after exploring the trees, a discussion is held with the children and they are given tasks to deepen their knowledge.
These activities encourage children to learn about nature and plants. It uses technology (QR code reader) to make the activity more attractive and interesting. It allows children to learn and explore outdoors. However, it requires access to the network (for online information content) and mobile devices with QR code reader.
This activity will allow children to learn about trees using technology and experiential outdoor exploration.