a new learning app for iPad: DinosaurDays
We are happy to announce our new learning app for iPad: "DinosaurDays", a fun, animated romp through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, meant for kids aged 4-7.
Until now, educational tools around the study of dinosaurs have been designed to appeal to young boys. We saw the pressing need to create a fun, learning environment in the sciences that would be particularly appealing to girls. DinosaurDays is an entertaining and challenging resource using a female avatar; she presents the material contextually, comparatively, non-violently and in a non-linear format; just the way girls learn best. It can be used at home or at school as a supplemental resource.
This resource looks at the three ages of the dinosaurs: the Triassic, Jurassic and the Cretaceous. Each of these sections show detailed films for between 15-20 dinosaurs and other creatures that lived during that time. There are also special segments that explain, using animation, evolution, fossils and the study of paleontology. For teachers and home teachers, there is an extensive curriculum, background material and guide for best using the material.
DinosaurDays (www.dinosaurdays.com) was produced by Distant Train, a small eLearning design company and was developed by a team of female designers, animators and programmers from Europe and the United States, the result of several years of hard work and dedication. Prior to this, Distant Train has produced the Big Myth; a learning CD-ROM and website for young people about worldwide creation mythology (www.bigmyth.com).