PBS Kids has announced that the producers of the animated PBS KIDS GO! series Cyberchase have re-launched the Cyberchase PlaySpace with new features for mixed-media storytelling at home and in the classroom.
Cyberchase PlaySpace, an interactive storytelling game available for free at Cyberchase Online, uses storytelling prompts to help kids engage with math while having fun. Watch a demo at http://pbskidsgo.org/cyberchase/playspace.
Responding to video and text prompts drawn from the popular series, kids create stories using different media - drawing tools, photos, text and more - to share via email or print when completed. Features on the new PlaySpace include video prompts, photo upload capability, and dozens of stickers featuring Cyberchase characters and other fun items from the TV series.
The new PlaySpace also includes new tools for educators which allow them to use the game to reinforce and assess students' math comprehension. Logging in through a PBS Teachers account at http://pbs.org/cyberchase/playspace/teacher.php, educators can write their own prompts tailored to students' needs, or select from available Cyberchase video and text prompts covering different math topics.
The enhanced PlaySpace is the most recent digital offering from Cyberchase for children and teachers. Last July, WNET producers unveiled the Cyberchase Lucky Star Game Show application for SMART Board. Cyberchase's app for iPhone and iPod Touch, Cyberchase Math Match, was released last month and is available on the iTunes App Store.
Cyberchase PlaySpace is live now for kids and teachers at Cyberchase Online: http://pbskidsgo.org/cyberchase.
Source: PBS Kids, http://pbskids.org/