SPARK: Utilization of StoryJumper Platform in English Learning for Elementary School Students
Keywords:supplementary materials, English, StoryJumpers
A community service, in a program called SPARK (English Program for Kids) during this pandemic, is the second implementation program after previously being held offline in January 2020. However, since the pandemic hit Indonesia and almost all over the world, the second year of the SPARK Program was shifted to a program that focuses on making supplementary materials for elementary school children. This SPARK program is the result of a mutual agreement between the proposer and the Partner Group as a form of community service. SPARK is an effort to help partners improve English language competence for elementary school age children. This community service partner is the State Elementary School in the Godean area, Yogyakarta. English learning materials were developed through a platform called StoryJumper which presents online audio books to support interesting English learning for elementary school children. In addition, the audio features contained in this supporting material can help students in practicing the pronunciation of English vocabulary. The use of the StoryJumper platform is also able to accommodate variations in students' learning styles through audio for auditory students, interesting images for visual students, and even students who are reading/writing and kinesthetic learners. Furthermore, the use of the Storyjumper platform inspires partner English teachers to be able to use the same platform and then develop it on other learning topics.
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