Digitising palawa kani and apps
Existing palawa kani materials have been entered into a database along with each word’s history and background, audio of its sound, images, display charts, any teaching exercises, and any videos. This will continue to grow as new words are revived and resources are produced. This database is installed on computers located in the Aboriginal Children’s Centre and community areas of each of the three regional TAC offices, so community and staff can access, browse, print and download palawa kani language materials for themselves.
The language and land management programs have collaborated to produce two apps designed as language teaching tools. The apps allow users to read and hear words, build 2 to 4 word sentences, and record themselves speaking the words and sentences.
Their use is built into daily language use for all age groups from toddlers to after school age at the Aboriginal Children’s Centre and in youth programs weekly activities as well as in statewide school holiday camps and programs.