Chatta app, which helps early learners at Pocklington School speak more fluently, has been named as one of the most inspiring education innovations in the world.
The app, which is being developed with the school’s support, was announced as one of the 100 projects which are changing the face of education, at the HundrED Innovation Summit in Helsinki.
HundrED is a non-profit global education organisation which shares best practice ideas and innovations to help improve the future of education. Its 100 top education innovations, gathered from 36 countries, were selected for their innovativeness, impact and scalability.
The Chatta app works by encouraging children to upload and talk about their own pictures and photos. It is used at Pocklington School to help pre-prep and early years children improve their command of language and vocabulary, as well as to support overseas boarders as they master English. The app has also proved useful in helping children with special needs speak fluently.
Spreading innovations such as the Chatta app across borders can be a game-changer for education worldwide. Saku Tuominen, CEO of HundrED
Chris Williams, Chatta Co-Founder, said: “It is an immense honour to join this list of education innovators, and to have the opportunity to extend our reach further through HundrED’s network of global educators and innovators.
“Pocklington School was quick to spot the value of the app in helping learners become strong communicators at any level and in any language. The school has embraced our journey by supporting and endorsing it, which we appreciate very much.”
Pocklington School’s Headmaster, Mark Ronan, said: “We were immediately impressed by the impact of Chatta in helping both overseas boarders learning English as a second language, and early years pupils think, speak and write in English at a higher level.”
Saku Tuominen, CEO of HundrED, said: “Spreading innovations such as the Chatta app across borders can be a game-changer for education worldwide. We will continue to encourage as many stakeholders as possible – including schools, educators, administrators, students and organisations – to get involved, so that we can work towards a positive future.”