A. Instruction - 5
B. Design - 8
C. Engagement - 5
Popular Kids Rhyme: An App for Early Literacy
Summary : Adds Educational Value to Nursery Rhymes
Popular Kids Rhyme contains four nursery rhymes that users can access for free. From its home screen, users tap on a rhyme, and the app plays a short video of it. Each video presents the rhyme as a song, complete with animations and subtitles.
Please Note: Users can make an in-app purchase to access additional nursery rhymes.
- To build students’ fluency skills, teachers can have them view videos and read along with the subtitles.
- After students have viewed a video, teachers can have them discuss it by asking: (1) Can you retell me what happened in the nursery rhyme? (2) What did you like or not like about the nursery rhyme? (3) What was your favorite part of the nurseryrhyme?
- Once students are familiar with a nursery rhyme, teachers can print out the lyrics to it and have students read it individually or in small groups.
- If students come across a new word that is included in a nursery rhyme, teachers and students can look up its meaning together and discuss its definition. Next, teachers can have students draw a picture of the word and compose a sentence that uses the word contextually.
|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|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|