Ka kuraina koe e au! I’m gonna school you…and you, and you! So are you up to the challenge?
This innovative Māori language app allows you to compete against friends while battling for language supremacy.
How the game works
There are five different games to play in this app, including:
Puna Kupu – The objective of this game is to increase your vocabulary. You will hear the correct pronunciation and see the names of images used throughout the rest of the games.
E Rua, e Rua – Use your knowledge from the vocabulary practice to correctly match the word to its image or vice versa before the time limit runs out.
Ihumanea – This multi-choice game aims to increase your knowledge by introducing various sentence structures.
Tohu Kupu – Use your knowledge from Ihumanea to correctly form the Māori sentence, which is given to you in English to translate.
Kīkiki Pāoro – Answer the NZ general knowledge questions by kicking the rugby ball over the correct goal post.
Other cool things
- You can build your own alter-ego (Toikura) from a range of options.
- There is a scoreboard that displays the name, alter-ego (Toikura) and school of those who reign supreme.
- There is also single player and multi-player options to test your knowledge against others.
- Create your own custom folders to play in all 5 games.
- Share your folders with others and also accept their folders to play on your device.
Various fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
i know you have a new product so first congratulations. He mihi miharo kia koutou. Just letting you know there is a bug I found immediately. On the opening screen for a new user I was asked to type in my name etc but the app was skewing the letters as I typed. For example. I typed my name Robyn and it would display something like "RRooobbynn" or similar. I went back to retype over and over and it would not correct itself. Some letters showed when typed, some didn't, some doubled up, etc. I closed the app and reopened it but the same thing occurred again and again.
Useful -but some issues with the overuse of vocal effects which makes the app hard to hear.
Also, while I can see the benefits of students' points being able to be compared against students at other schools, I could see some were listing their names on the score rankings as swear words in Samoan etc.
This would stop me from wanting to use the app with my students, which is a pity because the tasks are at a good level for many of them.
Great mix of language learning and gaming fun!
This app is a great example of using well designed games as a learning tool! The app is predominantly Te Reo, but the design of the app is intuitive enough to allow anyone to navigate, play and learn. This is a great tool for parents to carry on their kids Te Reo learning experience at home, and hopefully compete against their kids to learn more themselves! Well done Kura.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.