December 2, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Lexington, Massachusetts - KidsAndBeyond presents the first story in its Viewpoints series: an adaptation of the classic Indian folk tale "The Blue Jackal." The story of the lonely yet clever Jackal who fools the forest animals into crowning him their king is revamped to give readers the story not only from the jackal's point of view, but from the hurt and confused lion's as well!
Beautifully illustrated with narration, video, and interactivity, "Viewpoints: The Blue Jackal and the Lion" allows users to explore multiple perspectives of the same story in a fun, engaging, and age-appropriate manner. Download the app to immerse yourself in this exciting tale!
Viewpoints: The Blue Jackal and the Lion 1.0 includes:
* The story of The Blue Jackal from the perspectives of the jackal and the lion
* Interactivity on multiple screens for readers to discover
* Options to navigate the story with/out narration and with/out text
* Flashing arrows to guide users through the pages of the story
* Thoughtful questions posed by the narrator throughout the story
* Discussion questions posed by the characters throughout and at the end of each narrative
* Web component (blog) with ongoing discussions
Whether you're a teacher using this app in your classroom to facilitate the understanding of multiple and conflicting points of view, or an adult using the app to share a great story with a child, "Viewpoints: The Blue Jackal and the Lion" will engage and encourage children to cultivate critical and reflective thinking!
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 118 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Viewpoints: The Blue Jackal and the Lion 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Located in Lexington, Massachusetts, KidsAndBeyond's vision is to develop applications and content that are stimulating, creative, interactive, and accessible to all children, regardless of style or pace of learning. Through these applications, we focus on early educational skills, while still presenting content that is child-centered, thereby allowing the child to acquire knowledge through self-discovery. Our applications appeal to children by being sensitive to multiculturalism, encouraging and cultivating close relationships between children and families, providing opportunities for exploration thereby encouraging children to push their thinking and discovery skills past what is simple and challenging them to make meaningful connections to the ideas presented in our applications. All Material and Software (C) 2011 KidsAndBeyond, LLC. / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.