Walk-in Storybooks? With apps?

http://www.kiwistorybooks.com

Not really sure what this is, exactly… The picture makes it look like a ginormous piece of cardboard kids would play with once, then ignore, and treat like part of the classroom scenery. But if you watch the video, you see that it’s not cardboard–it’s a frame with pages that can be changed, and there are iPad apps that go along with each setting. So maybe it has potential… It still doesn’t look like much of a STORY to me. It looks (and I might be wrong) like those kids are just standing in front of a panorama and pushing buttons to answer quiz questions or do puzzles. I don’t know. What do you think?

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2 comments

  1. mzipke · January 29, 2015

    Oh yeah, and it costs something like $350.

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  2. lheyda · February 3, 2015

    The name does seem a little bit misleading they don’t seem to be too much like storybooks at all but interactive backdrops. They also seem to take up a lot of space. I suppose if the backdrops and activities went along with the schools curriculum to expand students’ knowledge of concepts this could be useful. However, I think there are also things that can achieve this that do not take up as much space nor are as expensive. Because these boards don’t seem to have very many different uses, I think that there are more effective tools for a classroom to create an interactive atmosphere that helps to expand learning.

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