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Little Bird Tales – Web 2.0 for Children!!!….


…. It is so simple and so clever…..

Little Bird Tales was created to help nurture children’s creativity and imagination while simultaneously creating one of a kind childhood treasures that can easily be shared. We are dedicated to providing a safe web environment for children, free of advertising, merchandising and links to other sites.”

After reading a blog about integrating technology into the classroom, I believe Little Bird Tales is a good website that school (primary school) could integrate as a learning tool. Children have a lot of imagination and they have a lot of ideas that why not to share them with the world.  It would be very simple to integrate Little Bird tales into the classroom.  Student could use it for imaginative writing stories, as a way to reflect on learning. Moreover, student could share what they do in their holidays and create a digital holiday journal detailing the experience with text, pictures and voice reflections included.  Is not that great?

Web 2.0 is about the behaviour of how people use the internet. Social networking, wiki, blog, podcast are just examples of web 2.0. Web 2.0 let us to put in the internet what we think about a particular topic and get a response of what other think about. And Little Bird Tales shows that it is not just for adults to share ideas/thoughts, children could share their thoughts too.

Definitely it is a website with the aim of harnessing collective intelligence because:

  • It doesn’t force people to sign up just to have a look around. Little Bird Tales have a video that allow the visitor to look around the website. Not only that, it have a information page about the purpose of the website.
  • They designed the sign up from with very basic question such as, first name, last name, email address and password. They made it simple with only actual relevant information.

Have a look to the demo video and tell me if it is not awesome….

 

The premise is simple. Only 4 steps to have fun:

1.      A user signs up for free,

2.      Loads images in a sequence,

3.      Records a narration over the images and

4.      Publishes the work or emails it to their friends and peers.

I highly recommend checking out Little Bird Tales by clicking here. (:

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  1. Baybee-V
    March 22, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Aww cute website 🙂 ❤

    Haha! Web 2.0 as usual – it's everywhere! XD

  2. empecee
    March 23, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Thanks for this article, as a parent i am looking for new web 2.0 applications with children in mind.
    I believe colaborative networking isn’t a Fad and sooner we show our younguns, the sooner they can work out how to make it better.

  3. March 23, 2011 at 3:50 am

    “Children are our the future”. It’s no surprise that someone has created a web2.0 website for such an audience. Children would naturally be the most likely users out of any age group to “click” and interact with a web page, and using web2.0 technologies make perfect sense.
    My latest article on my website Is Data The Next Intel Inside discusses how website owners and developers track user information (such as where they are from and what browsers they use), to ensure the content is relevant. However one thing I never considered, and the software I outline in my article does not support, is the age group of the users – this can have a big impact upon website content.

  4. Sirous
    March 29, 2011 at 1:08 am

    mmm lovely example. I wonder just if you could have talked a little bit about concept of “harnessing collective intelligence” to your reader, it would be more helpful. Then you could analyse how users rewarded by the site as you have written about it, and how users add value to their site by their participation.

    • April 3, 2011 at 12:34 am

      I like how Tim O’Relly express as a phenomenon when he is talking about ‘harnessing collective intelligence’

      Tim O’Relly quote:
      I’ve long made the assertion that one of the central differences between the PC era and the Web 2.0 era is that once the internet becomes platform, rather than just an add-on to the PC, you can build applications that harness network effects, so that they become better the more people use them. I’ve used the phrase “harnessing collective intelligence” to frame this phenomenon.

      Sirous, what do you think about harnessing collective inteliigence?

  5. April 3, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Harnessing is the perfect definition for the Little Bird Tales. It controls the desperate need of ‘super-mums’ to record and share everything about their little children to make the Web 2.0 principles work like a charm, haha… Just notice that more and more people post photos of their babies and children on Facebook, create profiles for them etc.
    By the way, just shown this to my mother… Nope, I was not going to say she was going to make one for me (though I’m a little worried now that I think of it hahaha)… She said she’s gonna show this to all the mums at her work (she works in a childcare centre). She’s certain they’re gonna love it.

  6. Yudith
    April 3, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Definitely the future of primary education. These site are very useful not only because it let’s children’s imagination run wild but as most individuals are visual learners with such tools; information retention and understanding is a guarantee. And even as I was reading this I thought of how useful this could be for me swell as a uni student.

    This article is well written. I like it’s structure and the use of the video to show just how useful and easy the site is. 😉

  7. Benjamin Wee
    April 4, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I thought it’s brilliant ! I was volunteering out teaching primary school students when I was in high school and thought it’ll prove really beneficial if I tell them about this ! Really interactive program which will surely allow children to express themselves better ! =D

  8. Juan
    April 4, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    On one hand a very good idea from the technology point of view. On the other hand quite risky to attract children to spend more time in front of a computer.

    • April 5, 2011 at 7:09 am

      Surely you are right with those two point of view.

      I believe everyone need to be on guard whenever you go online.

      Definitely it could be really risky as everyone knows the internet has bunch of information that is hard to control.However, there are some security software such as McAfee Family Protection that help parents and guardian to control the access of the internet for their children.

      We have to remember that technology is over taking our life and it will come to a moment that will be hard to control our kids not to spend too much time in front of the computer. Even if you do not have a computer at home, PCs are available almost everywhere(schools, libraries, friends’ homes, and even in church basements). So, I concluded that the important thing is to teach your kids the basics about protecting themselves when they go online.

  9. Paulo
    April 5, 2011 at 9:21 am

    What a good web site for children, I’m sure they will love it

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