One way to inspire children to learn STEM skills is through digital storytelling. By combining storytelling in the physical environment with storytelling in the digital environment, children can develop digital literacies in an engaging and fun environment. This is what The Brainary’s innovative i-Theatre platform aims to achieve for early learners and primary school-aged children.

The benefits of the i-Theatre platform include motivating and engaging even reluctant learners with the elaboration and manipulation of physical material in the real world, as characters and backgrounds are decided upon, combined with the digital medium and output. All this enhances each student’s creative and critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration skills.

The i-Theatre is a clever combination of traditional and digital storytelling media. Children first create characters, backgrounds, and other content for their stories using traditional media such as paper, pencils, markers, paint etc., then they use i-Theatre’s built-in scanner to convert their hardcopy materials to digital content, which is manipulated on screen and turned into multimedia stories by adding sounds, animation, and recording their own narration. The end-result is digital stories that students can share with classmates and family.

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