And my choice goes to MYTHS and LEGENDS!
Assalamualaikum and hello to all!
Firstly, I hope it is not too late for me to would to wish Happy Chinese New Year and happy holidays to all my friends, I hope you have enjoyed the celebrations and the break and now it is time for us to get back to work. LOL!
And back to our business now, yes my choice goes to MYTHS and LEGENDS! First, I would talk about what MYTHS and LEGENDS is. Basically, MYTHS and LEGENDS is a tool for the users to create or re-create stories on their own. This tool is almost alike GO Animate which we had been exposed during our PKEY time yet I do feel that MYTHS and LEGENDS provides variety ways when producing a story.
Okay, how to go to MYTHS and LEGENDS? Go to here to have your own experience http://myths.e2bn.org/ Once you go the website, you might find it looks like a little bit spooky [you may not feel it, but watch out for your little kids ya! LOL ]
The functions of the tool?
This tool provides a list of stories that you can browse to and you can exploit it as your material to be used in the classroom. In the list given, there are some information stated there such as the titles, the origins or the locations of the stories, the dates and also language used in the stories. I believe that this function of the tool is very attractive as the story is equipped with animated pictures [in simple explanation, the pictures are moving!], texts and sounds as well. So the users have choices whether they want to read the story quietly or they can have the sound as well.
Plus, this tool allows you to create your own story. It is so simple! Just register yourself and then you just follow some simple steps provided in order to create your story. Check the pictures below and now I will let the pictures to do the talking 🙂
The limitations of the tool?
This tool can be used if you have internet connection and it is better if you have strong one so that you can do your project with ease. If you do not have internet connection so you cannot use this tool and I do not think that this tool can be downloaded. More, the limitations of the stories provided as most of the stories are from the western countries and it is a loss as there are a lot of interesting myths and legends from Asian regions as well.
When can this tool be used?
This tool can be used anytime and especially whenever you have internet connection. Possibly, if you want the kids to show their creativity in producing stories, this tool is the best to be utilized in the classroom.
The user friendliness of the tool?
This tool is very simple and it is easy to be used. Just register yourself and then you just follow some simple steps provided in order to create your story. There are some unique features in this tool like you can drop comments or messages to others’ projects and the easy-ness to print out your work.
The tool is suitable for which standard?
This tool can be used successfully especially to the kids who can read and understand English language well. As long as they know how to read and of course some assistance from the teachers, surely any kids can use this tool. But if for Malaysian context, this tool is suitable possibly starting from Year 4 kids which 10 years old. This tool really can help to enhance kids’ imagination and creativity as they can produce their own story just the way they like it.
Before I end, I feel that MYTHS and LEGENDS is a great tool to be used especially if you are asked to make your own story and also if you are not allowed to take any ready-made materials either from YouTube or so on. So let’s try and error with this tool and I hope you would like it. Thanks for your reading! 🙂