3 Steps to Making Kids Human

3 Steps to Making Kids Human

13 May 2018 Life Writing Autiobiography Memoir Collaboration

Human-centric skills will be in high demand when robots and automation take most future jobs.

Human skills like: Reason, Evaluation, Intuition & Strategy

So, we need to make sure we are nurturing these vital human skills.

Three steps to making kids human.

  1. Family

The family unit is the first exposure kids have to learn the survival skills needed in their environment.

Parents, Grandparents and extended family help guide their youth in the basics of what is right and wrong in the early years.

  1. Peers

Once kids start school their worldview opens to include their peers and teachers.

They learn how they fit, or don’t fit, into their widening environment.

  1. Community

After the school years they need to find a way to support their needs and wants going into the future and that is usually by getting a job.

Hopefully it is something they are interested in or passionate about, but usually it is a stepping stone as they build their personality.

Bookform helps develop these vital human skills:

Bookform is an online program for students to collect family and community stories, using voice-to-text technology & collaboration, to create digital and printed books.

Students engage in authentic learning to develop future-proofing skills of empathy, communication and technology.

Kids use technology as a tool for the tedious processes of collating stories (any language) and photos, and produce a beautiful final book product.

And in the process they learn vital human skills of:

Speaking and listening with other humans and technology

Literacy as they edit the stories,

Resilience when they hear about the struggles and triumphs of their family, friends and community,

Empathy - by seeing the world through other people’s perspectives and experiences,

Self-confidence - when they present the beautiful finished book to their families & communities.

Book Options:

The Family Book Project: 

Students ‘interview’ their family and the spoken stories, in any language, are instantly transcribed into their online book.

Invited family and friends contribute stories and photos and they instantly appear in the book.

All content can be edited, rearranged and deleted.

The Family Food Book:     

Students invite Family and friends to contribute their favourite recipe and the stories about why they are special.

Automatically collates everyone’s stories into a bespoke anthology on family and culture around the love of food.

Teachers can create class or school food books for input from a wider community.

The Community Project:  

Aboriginal, Migrants or Elders - Students interview a person or group in their community to collect and share their cultural stories, knowledge and experiences.

Develops empathy for other cultures, backgrounds and beliefs.

More information on Bookform: www.bookform.com.au/schools