Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Naval Base Primary Uses Ebook Technology for Competition

Naval Base Primary School, located at 7, Yishun Avenue 4, has had a history with ebooks software and using them as a means to promote creativity and sense of sharing within the school community.

On the 14 November 2009, a hands-on session was conducted by Mr Stanley Han at the school using KooBits software. This was done as part of a writing competition for youths from primary and secondary schools. KooBits serves as an online, interactive publishing platform that allows users to create interactive ebooks by integrating videos, 3D graphics, flash files, 2D animations and multimedia.

Due to its latest ebook technology in Interactive Digital Media, KooBits was chosen as the ebook software for the Young Author Award 2009 Competition (YAA), which aims to discover, inspire and nurture young literary talent in Singapore. The competition is opened to Primary and Secondary school students. The awarding of winners just took place this weekend, on the 13 and 14 March 2010, during the Media Fiesta celebration by MDA. Winners will receive cash prizes and stand to get the chance to get their books published.

The first Young Authors Award was held on 28 Feb 2004, and a Special Achievement Award was given to 12-year old Aditi from Naval Base Primary School who wrote a 21,000 word saga called The Chain of Tears.

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