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“Personalised learning is the tailoring of pedagogy, curriculum and learning support to meet the needs and aspirations of individual learners” (Wikipedia, 2011).

“Personalised learning demands that every aspect of teaching and support is designed around a pupil’s needs” (Hargreaves, 2004).

These two statements above have given me a clearer idea on what personalized learning is. Honestly, most of the time I was so ‘blur’ and ‘lost’ during our previous ICT class which was lingered on personalized learning. However what I can grasp, one of the key points in personalized learning is FEEDBACK which we apply in our PBEY4102 now.

For this entry, we were asked to choose a tool from among that were suggested by Miss Ng and then to apply it in the lesson. Thus, I plan to use STORYBIRDcollaborative storytelling!

The reason for choosing this tool is because I believe story is one of the great tools to learn new language, express feelings and understandings and enhance creativity and imagination.

Topic: Animals and its food!

Target group: Year 2 High level of proficiency

Learning objectives: At the end of the lesson, pupils are able to:

  • give example on animals and its food.
  • create story based on animal and its food.


  1. During pre-teaching, teacher tells about animals and its food.
  2. Teacher also may use videos, audio clips or animations as a means to deliver the content and at the same time to attract pupils’ attention to the lesson as one of the key points in PERSONALISED LEARNING is to deliver instruction through multiple forms of media.
  3. After teacher has done some teaching on the topic, teacher asks pupils to give example on animal and its food. This is to pre-test and check on the pupils’ understanding of the topic.
  4. Before teacher moves on to the next stage which is while teaching where this is the time for pupils to use STORYBIRD, teacher then shows and explains first on how to use STORYBIRD. Teacher also provides an example on how to create a story by using STORYBIRD.
  5. After that, teacher asks the pupils to create and come out with a story which lingers on the topic of animals and its food by using STORYBIRD. This step is to let the pupils to drive and practice independent work skills.
  6. Pupils are given 45 minutes to create their story by using STORYBIRD.
  7. Teacher facilitates the class. Teacher as the facilitator.
  8. Teacher gives cues, for instance if 5 to 10 minutes remaining, teacher tells the pupils to wrap up their story.
  9. After that, each pupil takes turn to present their work as this is the time for the pupils to share their work of creating differentiated lessons.
  10. The rest of the pupils are to give attention to their friend’ presentation as they have to take note on the animals and its food that they can find in the their friends’ story.
  11. Then, the pupils may give feedback on the friends’ work.


  • It depends on the number of pupils when they are to create the story by using STORYBIRD. This activity can be done in groups or as pair works or individually as it depends on the number of pupils in the class.
  • There are many topics can be used to apply STORYBIRD in the lesson. Possibly, the teacher can just decide on a specific theme and then the pupils are to create story based on the given theme.

Below is included an example of my first try out using STORYBIRD.

Mr Tiger and Its Food!

Just a trial. Three pages enough lar weh. LOL! Goodbye 🙂


6 responses

  1. You use one of my favourite tool 😀 Wow, lovely lesson. You manage to use the tool effectively. Good Job 😀

    March 6, 2011 at 5:39 pm

  2. priyatharisini

    Haloo Idzy dear..A superb lesson!I am really impressed with your idea of using StoryBird to come up with an interesting lesson on animals and its food eg: “Mr Tiger and Its Food!” haha..(Mr Tiger is very cute la).Your lesson indeed has the touch of personalized learning, i bet the kids will be engrossed with your lesson..well, you know kids just love animals right? and what more stories..their imagination will be flying high!, its indeed a very good choice of tool..Well done girl!:D

    March 7, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    • Haloo Priya dear! Thanks so much for liking it. It is a motivation for me 🙂 Yes, kids love animals and indeed Mr Tiger is so cute. I also like him so much. LOL! 🙂

      March 8, 2011 at 12:06 am

  3. isaacismael87

    storybird is coolll
    liked it a lot…
    its so easy to create e storybook right..
    read my entry on storybird too.

    March 8, 2011 at 4:15 am

    • YES! Storybird is COOL!
      Lots of pictures are there. And I would say that it is a friendly-user tool. You can share your work and even the viewers can rate your work.
      Yup, will check your post soon 🙂

      March 9, 2011 at 11:43 pm

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