Regina schools piloting Aboriginal oral learning tool

February 27, 2013

The piloting of a new Aboriginal oral learning tool for young students has been expanded to 3 Regina community schools this year. Using story books, an iPad, and a turtle puppet named Aski, the program has been so successful for children that it is being developed further to assist with early numeracy education. Under the program, children talk with Aski and run the iPad application through his electrified nose. The children tell Aski what they like to do, how they like to learn, and that information is passed on to parents, teachers, and elders, who are also included in the learning process. Parents can also get extra activities to help with their child's learning. Aski is also being used in 3 other school divisions in Saskatchewan. Regina Leader-Post