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Digital Storybooks | Thursday, August 20
Meet Kwame! Growing up in the Ghanian rainforest, Kwame and his father, an acoustical engineer, are studying the sounds and vibrations made by elephants. As Kwame, who is blind, comes to understand the way elephants communicate with each other, he gets an idea: using drums to signal his cousin in a village nearby!
The pilot testing interest form is currently closed, but keep an eye on our blog and newsletter for Digital Storybooks project updates.
Last summer, EiE curriculum developers kicked off an exciting new initiative: EiE Digital Storybooks. As our August 2016 blog post describes, this project is an effort to better accommodate educators and learners by integrating our storybooks into a digital platform. Through collaboration with our outside partner, Alipes, these new storybooks are fully customizable. Educators can choose between abridged and unabridged versions while easily turning on or off features like vocabulary supports, discussion questions, and interactive animations. At EiE, we test our new products thoroughly to best ensure that by the time they reach the classroom, educators have a reliable product that works. We depend greatly on the feedback from educators and experts in the field. This fall, we are looking for classroom teachers to pilot test our digital storybooks. Click here to sign up for pilot testing and read below for more information about this exciting initiative.