In Nursery we have been taking advantage of the new technology available in School, using Chromebooks to engage the children as they created their very own ‘Hungry Caterpillar’ stories.
The children were excited to use the ‘voice to text’ feature to record their ideas, and therefore ‘write’ their very own version of the story and become published authors.
This opportunity helped to motivate the children by giving them a sense of achievement and ownership due to seeing their words turning to print on the interactive whiteboard screen.
Encouraging this ownership aspect of the children’s learning establishes the techniques they will need to progress through school. It is also motivates each child towards developing important life skills such as; decision-making, reflection, self assessment, independence and personal understanding