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Everybody can write a story!

Kidory is a web tool developed with a pedagogical perspective to help children improve their communication, collaboration, creativity, empathy, digital literacy and language skills. The web tool has various story templates. These templates address different themes from space to the global issues. Children use the images in these templates to imagine a specific story to write.

Overview

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Web presence

2021

Established

10.3K

Children

4

Countries
Target group
Students basic
Updated
May 2023
We want to ensure that educational technologies are integrated into educational environments by associating them with sustainable development goals, cultural heritage, preventive mental health services, and SEL skills.

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

Our target is to provide children with the Social Emotional Learning(SEL) based web tool to create and write their own stories. By our thematically designed templates, we wanted to offer them to flourish their creativity together with their peers, parents and friends. In addition to the templates, we prepared learning scenarios and question sets for teachers to support SEL skills.

What does your innovation look like in practice?

The main purpose of the study is to promote children's creative writing skills. Creative writing studies can be done individually or in teams by using the themes we designed within this framework.
Our current story templates include;
23rd April Children Fest,
Space and Environment,
Friendship,
Ankara View themes,
Zero waste,
Ocean ecosystem,
Climate change.
Students, individually or as a team, interpret the visuals on the templates and carry out creative writing activities. You can easily use this web tool in the classroom or home environment, teacher or family guided to promote pupils 21st-century skills, especially creativity and collaboration.
“Kidory” also organizes tutorials for teachers on how to use the web page. Lesson plan examples are presented to teachers in these trainings. In projects carried out for children, it is possible to convert the project outputs into templates on the “Kidory” web page. Thus, it contributes to the sustainability of the projects.

How has it been spreading?

Recently we have contributed to important projects namely "My Dream, My Story", “23 April Children Fest” and “Art Workshops with the Ankara View”. Specific story templates were designed for the sustainability of the projects.
We expand our network by providing teacher training webinars together with NGOs. We organize online workshops in education sector in frame of K12, and also of the universities especially with faculties of education. We also provide mentoring to teachers for their projects like e-twinning and creative writing lessons etc.
We are currently working with volunteer psychologists on an "emotion"-focused template that will provide psychosocial support for children affected by the earthquake.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

The web tool has multilingual structure* of the creative writing tool templates, offering good practices for users. For cooperation please visit our website:" www.kidory.com ". By using Google translator you can easily access to the story templates and start writing your stories, which are saved to your own library and downloadable as PDF.
*English and Arabic language options provided soon.

Implementation steps

Registration
Sign up to the system at www.kidory.com. Membership is free.
Loging in to the system
Log in to the system by using your membership information and press the "Start Writing" button.
Writing Stories
When you press the "Start Writing" button, you will reach the story templates menu. You can start writing by selecting the story template you want.
On the left, you'll see galleries of characters that you can drag and drop to the pages. You can add a title to your story and there's space for dedication on the first page. The system saves your story automatically to your digital library.
Downloading and Making Changes
After you finish writing your story you can download it by pressing the "Download" button in PDF format for free.
If you want to make changes to your story, you can find it in your digital library and make unlimited changes.
If you are a teacher;
There is a teacher's guide for teachers in Kidory. In this teacher's guide, you can support the development of students' SEL skills by asking SEL related questions paired with the pictures in the story templates in your lessons and creating discussion environments.

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