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is easy to use in teaching. No experience and prior knowledge is required to get started. The students will very quickly be self-reliant and able to produce small creative films or books where only the imagination limits their creativity. As a teacher, you will be able to involve your subjects in a new and exciting way that does not necessarily require much preparation. It caters to everyone regardless of the professional level. Pupils across the age groups enjoy the benefits of being together and, not least, collaborating on all of the various topics that can be worked on. Our experience is that children and teachers alike experience success as they tell their stories through CoboStories.
In the FilmWorkshop, students can make their own small animation films – stop motion films. The method is simple. The students invent a story, that they would like to make, as a stop motion movie. One or more backgrounds are created, then you choose characters – or whatever you like – to be animated. Recordings can start now. Shapes are moved slightly and pictures are taken with each move. – with a small stop motion movie as a result. Pixilation can also be done, where the body is used to make a stop motion movie.
The FilmWorkshop is easy to access, allowing students to intuitively use the app with very little introduction. The FilmWorkshop offers students a platform from which they can create their own aesthetic film narratives, where they can tell their story and add atmospheric music.
In the BookWorkshop, students can create their own stories and books in text, images and sound while practicing their reading and writing skills. Students can take photos, draw and write stories and the text can even be recorded into the book.
The BookWorkshop is a learning app that matches the individual child’s level and interest in learning.
The CoboStories stand has been tested with children as young as 3 years old. It’s easy to assemble and solid to work around. It can be used both inside and outside where nature and movement can be included in the teaching.
The inspiration cards are designed for evaluation and for further work on already learned academic material. Each inspiration card is provided with relevant competence and learning goals. The inspiration cards can – as the name suggests – also be used as inspiration for developing your own cards.
Experience has shown that the link between the physical learning material and the digital increases the child’s awareness of the development of the narrative. A good example of this is the child’s playing and learning with stop-motion. By physically moving her characters around to create the planned narrative process, the child becomes extra aware of the narrative’s progress and construction. The child must, so to speak, “mediate” his idea and story into a new media, where their story takes on new meaning. This makes the child aware of their own learning, which creates an ideal form of learning, as the learning is persistent.
The inspiration cards in the bags challenges and inspires the stories that the children develop so that the stories can develop in new directions. The focus on inspiration cards is well suited as language training and is used in a similar form, successfully, in several schools.
The child learns by creating his own stories, learning by doing. When the child constantly experiences new sides of a creative process, an optimal basis for learning is created. In order to maintain the motivation to tell, the child must feel that it is mastering the tasks they themselves and the educator set together. This means that, as an educator, one must always start from the child’s level and respect its wishes and support the stories, the child wants to tell. In this way, as far as possible, the various processes and products are allowed on the child’s premises. And thus you maintain the child’s motivation for learning – and playing.
The CoboStories learning universe is based on where the children are every single day; the digital platforms. It is very deliberate that CoboStories links digital learning with the physical. The studies into CoboStories as a teaching tool, have shown that this coupling creates an optimal form of learning. The form of learning is called aesthetic learning, where the child’s bodily and physical actions precede cognitive recognition. This constitutes a particularly successful learning, with the physical experience coming before cognition.
“Children learn actively in interaction with the surroundings. Touching the things that they see and acting with them have an impact on the child’s development, including their cognition and sense-perception, which are closely linked. ”(Søndergaard, 2007)
The social skills are trained in what the children create together in practice communities. The quality is that knowledge arises in relation to practice in the social relation. The children’s shared reflections create social interaction where the children develop together through communication. Negotiations arise where their reflection space is constantly challenged and strengthened. The negotiations in the creative process also help to strengthen the children’s linguistic competencies.