No.5 Digital Educational Materials Prize Winner
Mammals by Tinybop Inc.
Mammals immerses kids in the fascinating world of mammals to spark a deeper understanding of these incredible animals. Kids can discover how the animals play, grow, see, eat, move and feel. Future zoologists are able to explore dynamic working models of different mammals, including their skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems.
Featuring original artwork by U.S. based illustrator, Wenjia Tang, the app’s illustrations react dynamically to kids’ touch; physics-based animations and sounds encourage curiosity. Every mammal is interactive, allowing kids to look through the eyes of each, and learn how an elephant uses its trunk, discover how a tiger senses what’s near with its whiskers, see how kangaroos care for their young, find out how bats use echolocation, and more.
Tinybop’s founder and CEO Raul Gutierrez, explains:
I don’t think I’m going out on a limb in saying most kids are fascinated with animals. With many kids, that fascination starts with mammals (kids are often surprised to learn they are mammals themselves). My boys are city kids who love zoos and natural history museums; the challenge with Mammals the app was creating interactions that enhance those real world experiences. We did that by diving into animal anatomy. If we’ve done our job, kids who explore the app will be full of questions, not just about tigers and bats, but also about pet dogs and cats, and ultimately about themselves.
Comment by Juror
坂井 岳志（日本教育情報学会理事・世田谷区立八幡小学校 特別支援教室専門員）