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Story Creator

Story Creator

Sam Corporation
Language and literature
Story Creator is a solution for creative, interactive and collaborative story creation

Story Creator is all-in-one solution providing creative, interactive and collaborative to create stories for primary students and teachers. The main product is a card game set for making creative stories. In addition to game, there is also an online service available.

It has high educational quality aspects:
1) a great tool for learners to build creative stories;
2) very easy to use with both younger and older children;
3) encouraging children to tell stories and using their imagination.

Age groups 
All education levels
Mobile Android
Mobile iOS
Not required
Offline play 
Internet required
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

The overall pedagogy is very learner-centered thus active as the focus is on the player inventing the story rather than someone explaining it to her. Learners are active contributors who are in charge of their own learning. In addition, it is very easy to start using Story Creator cards which makes it a great tool for busy teachers who want to have versatile ways of supporting their students' creativity.
Story Creator supports learning through creative tasks which is a very nice way of teaching. As this is very learner-centred and a hands-on tool, progression is through the ability to create and not memorise certain points. Story Creator starts from the same baseline with all users as every story starts from the beginning. Every child still has their unique learning journey and Story Creator doesn't set unnecessary limitations for learning.
Story Creator promotes free exploration of content and offers infinitive learning outcomes. The approach allows children to explore and there is no one determined learning outcome for everyone. Every story can be different. The progression is powered by intrinsic motivation which is a great thing about Story Creator. The storyboard provides students with an equal opportunity to create stories and there is less competition to create, imagine, and produce stories.
Story Creator has the option for both individual and collaborative storytelling making it a versatile tool for creating stories. The overall approach is more one the individual side which in order to be creative and develop creativity, is also essential. The gallery of the platform is a great feature as learners can share their stories and also see what others have done.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

A great tool for learners to build creative stories.
Story Creator is very easy to use with both younger and older children.
Encourages children to tell stories and use their imagination.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

To guide the student to build their self image as a communicator and understand that people communicate in different ways.
Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas.
Encourage and inspire students to tell stories and opinions and describe their experiences by speaking, writing and using images.
Support the student in building their linguistic and cultural identity and guide them to appreciate different cultures and languages. Create opportunities for the student to get acquainted with the media and culture, and produce their own culture.
Guide the student to produce simple narratives, and other texts, also in multimedia environments.
Encourages and guide the student to express their thoughts and practice producing fictional, descriptive and factual texts, also in multimedia environments.
Encourage the student to express their experiences, thoughts and opinions and reinforce a positive image of themselves as a producer of texts
Guide the student to strengthen their ability to act constructively in different communication environments and to express their opinions.
Encourages the student to develop a positive self-image as a communicator and a willingness and ability to act in a variety of interaction situations.
To guide the student to use their creativity and express themselves in a variety of communication and performance situations, also through drama.
Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.
Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage.
Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.
Give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes, including for expressing feelings.
Speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English.
Guide the student to develop their imagination, language, interaction and collaboration skills by providing opportunities to participate in different group communication situations and learn about their practices.
To guide the student to strengthen their ability to act in different interaction situations.
Encourage the student in expressing themselves and guide him to express himself using holistic methods, including drama.
Select and use appropriate registers for effective communication.
Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates.
Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas.
Gain, maintain and monitor the interest of the listener(s).
Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments.
Use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary.
Are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.
Guide the student to strengthen his awareness of language and inspire him to study and observe language and its different variants, and to practice using concepts to talk about language and its structures and to help understand the effects of language choices.
Guide the student to appreciate their own language and culture as well as cultural diversity. Introduce and inspire some forms of children's culture and to encourage them to produce their own culture together with others.
Encourages the student to develop their language awareness and knowledge of the basic concepts of language, and to guide them to make observations about spoken and written language. Help them see that their own use of language has an effect on the behavior of others.
Guide and inspire the student to learn reading skills and practice comprehension skills, and help him to observe his own reading.
To guide the student to notice the effects of their own linguistic and communicative choices and to consider the needs of others in group communication situations.
Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others.

Soft skills learning goals

Learning to listen other people’s opinions
Practicing to argument clearly own opinions and reasonings
Practicing to notice causal connections
Encouraging to build new information and visions
Supporting student to build their own linguistic and cultural identity
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Practicing to notice links between subjects learned
Learning to combine information to find new innovations
Learning to build information on top of previously learned
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Encouraging students to be innovative and express new ideas
Practicing to recognize and express feelings
Practicing to improvise
Practicing creative thinking
Creating requirements for creative thinking
Learning to notice causal connections
Practising visual recognition
Practicing to observe spoken and written language
Using technology as a part of explorative process
Using technology for interaction and collaboration
Learning to plan and design own written content and textual representations
Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts
Learning to acquire, modify and produce information in different forms
Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts, from vernacular to academic
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Practicing to express own thoughts and feelings
Practicing to use foreign language as a communication tool
Practicing communication through different channels
Practicing strategic thinking
Practicing to look things from different perspectives
Practicing to use arts as a way to express
Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
Practicing to evaluate one's own learning
Practicing categorization and classification
Using technology for interaction and collaboration (also internationally)
Using technology to express one’s emotions and experiences
Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
Experiencing and exploring sounds and music from different sources
Encouraging the growth of positive self-image
Practicing persistent working
Practicing to work with others

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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