Moo-O (read as "Moo-OH", which means puppet in Mandarin)
helps motivate children to read fluently and expressively as they
become the characters in the story.
Moo-O is extremely fun and engaging that it motivates children
to read fluently and expressively as they become the characters
in the story they are reading. Moo-O is ideal to be used in school
Using Moo-O in school
Learning with a high level of motivation
Moo-O excites students as they immerse themselves as the characters
in the story they are reading, motivating them to read fluently
and expressively. The Moo-O videos they produce can be easily
shared in a safe environment, allowing them to take pride in their
work and build up their confidence.
Students can click on any word in a story to learn its pronunciation,
and they can also learn to read expressively from the reading
model in the Moo-O software.
Students work in groups to play the different characters in a
story. They need to collaborate well with one another to ensure
that they can complete their project successfully, and on time.
Learning through Self-Assessment
With the help of rubrics, Moo-O provides students with immediate
feedback for self-assessment of performance and it also facilitates
peer critiquing. Students frequently choose to rehearse and re-record
in order to improve upon fluency, rhythm, pacing, intonation and
Using Moo-O at home
Create Homemade Family Entertainment
Video to Share
Moo-O excites parents and their children as they immerse themselves
as the characters in the story they are reading together, and
creating their "Funniest Home Video" that they can easily
share with other family members and friends, to stay in touch
with everybody in a laughter-filled way.
Enhance Parent-Child Relationship
Instead of having parents read to their children, or children
read to their parents, they can now all read with one another
using Moo-O. And depending on the story that they are reading,
the roles of the parents and children can even be reversed, creating
a fun, engaging and effective way for family bonding.
Allow Parents to be good role models
When parents make an effort to read fluently and expressively,
they become good role models for their children to follow. Research
has shown that active parental involvement in their children's
education will have an important and positive impact on their
learning, and Moo-O provides parents with such an opportunity.