Digital Games by Digital Natives by Ozge Karaoglu

It's really demanding to work with very young learners, but it's amazing when you think of how much they can pick up even they are so small!!

I've made three animation projects with 6 years old kids for the last two years.MEDEA Awardsawarded "Daisy and Drago" cartoon that was animated and dubbed by 6 year old non-native students with "Creativity and Innovation" award in Online-Educa conference last year. I had written aguest blog onKen Wilson's blog about this project. If you are interested more, you can also watchmy interviewabout it and watch the filmhere. The kids also animated the second story of Daisy and Drago. You can watch ithere.

This year, we've been working on a new animation story with new and very cute characters "Bubble and Pebble". The aim is to teach colours to the kids. The recordings haven't been completed yet so I'll share it later on a different blog post. By the way, you can have a look at the short summary of the story here.

At school, we've collaborated with the IT department to create digital games for kindergarten students to reinforce what they learn in English lessons. This year, we've decided to create digital games using our new characters to teach different topics to the kids. For this project, children have drawn the pictures for the game. I've recorded their voices and IT teacher has put the drawings and the recordings together using Flash. You can play the demo of one of the games here.

Children do love playing with Bubble and Pebble games!! and it's amazing to see how much they enjoy the material they have created to learn English. Let's give them all a big hand!!

Cross posted on my blog.