A POWERFUL AND FUN PROJECT-BASED LEARNING EXPERIENCE WHICH SUPPORTS STUDENTS' ACADEMIC SUCCESS.
The Learn Jelly's online platform is a standards-based solution which helps elementary students learn deeper and improve reading and critical thinking skills through the process of digitally drawing and animating stories based on content areas.
Our platform provides educators with an online library filled with stories based on 204 concepts from content areas such as math, science, and social studies which are written at various reading levels. Once educators find a story that matches their teaching objectives, they assign it to an individual or group of students. The platform then ushers students through a series of activities which allows them to transform the story into a digital drawing and animation using drawing tools and visual block coding.
The Learn Jelly platform leverages the power of visualization and retelling activities, which is a well-established reading comprehension instructional and assessment practice in elementary schools (Brown & Cambourne, 1990; Morrow, 1985). Additionally, the animation activities provide a fun way to introduce every student to Computer Science.
1. Educator Chooses A Story For StudentS.
2. Students Read Or Listen To The Story.
3. StudentS Draw The Story.
4. Students Animate Drawing By Coding.
5. Educators Access Student Reports And Project Artifacts.
Platform Tools And Outcomes
Deeper Learning - Stories allow students to feel and see the information, as well as factually understand it. As a result, the information is more likely to be imprinted on the brain in such a way that it sticks with the individual longer, with very little effort exerted on their part (Neuhauser, 1993, p.4).
Improved Reading Comprehension - Visualizing refers to our ability to create pictures in our heads based on text we read or words we hear. It is one of many skills that makes reading comprehension possible. This method is an ideal strategy to teach to young students who are beginning or struggling readers.
Computer Science (CS) Exposure - The most important part of the computer science experience is its ability to encourage and support creative expression and problem solving. As Seymour Papert said more than 30 years ago, CS is about giving kids the opportunity to engage with powerful ideas.
Improved Critical Thinking Skills - Teaching coding helps young students learn important creativity, conceptualization, application, analysis, and evaluation skills which will position them well for success as they move through school and life.