Why Use Elementari?
Elementari makes writing fun for students and integrates coding into core subjects. By fostering a love of writing and coding, students can improve writing (and reading) outcomes and prepare for careers in STEM fields.
Makes Writing Fun
Elementari makes writing fun for students through the use of illustrations, sounds, and coded interactions. Students can write their story at their own pace, get inspired by the illustrations, and take pride in their personal writing projects. By publishing their stories to the world (and seeing their stories read), students are given a voice and are motivated to write more.
Easy To Use
At the core, Elementari is about writing and publishing. Due to this, teachers of most subjects can easily envision ways to integrate it into their curriculum. Teachers and students take something familiar, a book, and enhance it through adding professional artwork and code to bring their story to life.
Meets Diverse Needs
Elementari can be used for any range of literacy skills while personalizing and differentiating learning. Students can creatively communicate in multiple ways whether that is through using a mixture of text, images, recorded voice overs, or music to deliver unique digital storytelling experiences. Elementari has also been used by teachers to collaboratively create stories with their students or lessons for students to read and listen to.
Built for STEAM
Educators can incorporate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in their classrooms as students “code” their stories to be interactive. Compared to Code.org, Scratch, and other blockly based visual coding environments, Elementari has developed a node-based visual coding language that is based on real-world professional applications.
Support Student Learning
Student learning is a continuous process facilitated by the teacher. Therefore, we have built tools to support teachers and student learning for all levels.
Manage Student Privacy
Teachers maintain control. Stories published require teacher approval. Comments on stories are private to the classroom and can be disabled.
Monitor Student Online Status
View your students' status in real time. See which students are online and currently working on their stories.
Starting from a Template
Don't know where to start? In these cases, a student can “remix” an existing story. A “remix” copies a story and its code so it can be used as a template for students to use. Remixes automatically credit the original story and notify the original author.
Personalized student feedback
Provide specific page to page feedback on ongoing stories. Once you give feedback on a student's story, he will be able to review, make changes, and resolve that feedback directly within the authoring tool.
View Student Progress
Individual student and whole-group analytics let you better understand student behavior and learning with key metrics such as time spent writing, time spent coding, and the number of characters written.
Build Classroom Community
Support social emotional learning and classroom community by amplifying student voices in creating personal projects where students can grow.
Write Personal Stories
Enable students to creatively express themselves in multiple ways that is personal and meaningful to them. Ex. Journaling, Reflections
Code and Grow
Code will fail (that's why we debug). Build a classroom culture where failure and growth is part of the iterative learning process.
Publish Diverse Stories
Write from diverse perspectives and to a diverse audience. Ex. Conduct an interview, Write a story for younger grades, Thank You cards.
Comment and Collaborate
Celebrate each other's stories with a comment or remix a published story to build on top of it. Ex. Story chains, cross-grade collaborations.
Write anywhere, read everywhere. No downloads or installations. Easy classroom setup as well as Google Classroom integration.
Works on All Devices
Write and code stories on iPad/chromebook/laptop/desktop and read on all devices including mobile. Elementari requires an internet connection and a modern web browser (preferably Google Chrome).
Create and manage student accounts
Create student accounts (no emails needed). Or sync your Google Classroom roster with one click. See our Help Center for step-by-step video tutorials on the different ways to get your classroom set up.
Elementari is compatible with:
Resources for educators
No coding experience? Don't know where to start? We've got the support you and your students need to build fulfilling storytelling experiences.
View our detailed proposal for more information on Elementari and how it can be used in various K-12 contexts.
Standards-aligned curriculums provide plans, objectives, and strategies to help you integrate creative activities within your classes.
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Educator Accounts in Elementari
Create an Elementari Classroom to create and manage your students' accounts, moderate their projects, and showcase their work in your classroom library. Get started with one class for free.Help Center