A new virtual educational space has just been created in Quebec. Super Zapp, an initiative of Éditions CEC, allows elementary school children to continue their learning activities at home, in a fun and interactive way.
Super Zapp offers parents, as well as teachers, an original option to promote the academic success of children from 2e and 3e primary cycle. Super Zapp (Primary Learning Zone) relies on play-based learning to facilitate the integration of the knowledge put forward in the training program of the Quebec school.
The universe of Super Zapp is no stranger to children since it is reminiscent of that of certain playful virtual worlds. The same basic principles can be found there, namely the creation of an avatar and the possibility of interacting with its environment (sets and other avatars, that is to say the other registered children). Registered children can therefore communicate with each other, but under the watchful eye of parents who have access to their child's mailbox. A control panel also allows parents to restrict access to the child's world, so to authorize or not the sharing of virtual space. In addition, the messaging system does not allow the use of inappropriate words, limited to 13,000 usual words.
Learning through play But the main objective of Super Zapp, and its primary interest, is to allow children to validate and consolidate knowledge in a universe that resembles them, and where play, interactivity and the stimulation of their imagination occupy a central place. . In this universe, the child will aim to succeed in exercises, designed for his school level, which will allow him to obtain rewards to improve and embellish his virtual space.
Thus, when he answers a series of questions correctly, the child gets a medal. A certain number of medals will give him access to decobilles, small glass balls that have the power to improve the environment: objects, soil, decor, atmosphere, etc.
Compliant with MELS programs All exercises designed for Super Zapp comply with the programs of the Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sport of Quebec. Two programs are covered by the exercises on the website, namely French and mathematics. More than 800 questions are offered by subject. Questions in which the child will also find several theoretical sheets.
Parents can register their children on the Super Zapp site. Once registered, they will be able to follow their child's progress in a dashboard. Registration, which is done by grade level, covers one year. It costs 19.95 $ for one subject or 29.95 $ for two subjects. Super Zapp does not offer exercises for the first cycle, but these are currently in development, which will make it, very soon, a support tool for all Quebec elementary students.