MeMeTales – Children’s Stories and Picture Books

MeMeTales is an early-literacy app that includes a choice of books that users can select, and MeMeTales continually adds to the books in its collection. Some of the books in the MeMeTales’ collection are free, but other books require users to purchase them. Once a book is selected, information about its publisher, category, recommended age levels, and a summary is provided, plus users can choose if they would like the book read to them or if they would like to read the book themselves. After a book has been read, users are awarded points and stickers. Lastly, users are…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6
B. Design - 7.2
C. Engagement - 7.1

6.8

Summary : An app designed to build children’s love for reading at an early age!

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MeMeTales is an early-literacy app that includes a choice of books that users can select, and MeMeTales continually adds to the books in its collection. Some of the books in the MeMeTales’ collection are free, but other books require users to purchase them. Once a book is selected, information about its publisher, category, recommended age levels, and a summary is provided, plus users can choose if they would like the book read to them or if they would like to read the book themselves. After a book has been read, users are awarded points and stickers. Lastly, users are able to make individual profiles, which allows them to keep a personalized library of books.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can let young readers select a book that interests them, and then have the app read the book to them. In this way, students are able to enjoy early reading experiences.
  2. After engaging a book, a teacher can build students’ comprehension skills by verbally asking them for their understanding of the book, what they liked or did not like about the book, and/or if they would recommend the book to a sibling, friend, or parent. This activity can be done by projecting the book to an entire class and having a whole-group discussion, letting students read the book in small groups and then discussing it in their groups, or by having students individually read and discuss the book.
  3. Teachers can put students in small groups, and together they can listen to a book being narrated to them. Afterward, the teacher can assess students’ comprehension of the book by asking them to draw a picture that represents a character in the book, something that happened in the book, or the setting of the book.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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