MovieStarPlanet is a fun and secure place on the web where children can have fun while learning English. MovieStarPlanet challenges children to be creative while using the English language, so that they improve their spoken and written English skills in fun and innovative ways.
MovieStarPlanet is a social website where children and youngsters work together with their friends to create small animated cartoons. The lines of the cartoons are written and recorded in English and the children thereby practice their spoken and written English skills. MovieStarPlanet is a blend of Facebook and YouTube with a learning dimension added.
In MovieStarPlanet each child creates a virtual movie star figure which is used in cartoons together with the figures created by their friends. The children can share their cartoons with each other and review each other's movies.
Based on the popularity of the cartoons, the virtual movie star will be awarded virtual fame and money, thus offering new possibilities in subsequent movies. The continuous progress of the virtual movie star provides MovieStarPlanet a substantial element of play and competition appealing to children.
MovieStarPlanet is developed with financial support from the Danish Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation and in cooperation with The Danish University of Education, and a number of elementary school teachers.
'Research has shown that children learn English when they communicate and play online games in their spare time.
MovieStarPlanet is a new and promising online universe that gives children the opportunity to play, communicate and create while their English skills are improved.'
Bente Meyer, Associate Professor, PhD, Department of Curriculum Research at the Danish School of Education.
'MovieStarPlanet is motivating and inspiring for children between 10-14 years. MovieStarPlanet provides good possibilities of differentiating education and it is a
super tool for improving the children’s skills in written and spoken English.'
Gitte Tjellesen, English teacher, Maglegaardsskolen in Gentofte, Denmark.
You can read the MovieStarPlanet user guide here.
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