Today, March 13th marks Digital Learning Day 2015. Across the globe teachers and educators are embracing technology and sharing it with students in their classrooms and online. The aim of digital learning day is to highlight the effect Digital Learning can have, increasing the educational opportunities of students who have the chance to embrace it in their every day learning.
The Rory's Story Cubes app is being played in classrooms during various subjects across the curriculum by teachers who recognise that using the cubes fosters imagination, creativity and self esteem.
Learning through using the cubes is process based rather than product based, with the main emphasis being placed on how the children create the story rather than the story itself.
The Rory's Story Cubes app appeals to all learning styles, auditory, visual and kinesthetic learners.
Telling the story aloud based on the cube icons appeals to auditory learners, with the linear storytelling process helping them maintain interest for the entire lesson.
The variety of icons on the cubes appeals to visual learners, each cube is open to interpretation and with the option to mix Voyages and Action cubes with the original cubes there is always plenty to see on screen.
For kinesthetic learners the motion of shaking the handheld device replicates real-world gameplay.
The Rory's Story Cubes app is available in the Google Play Store and in the App Store, so children who wish to play at home with friends and family are able to do so, which means the learning continues outside the classroom.