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OVERVIEW

What is Odinga and why is it so useful?

Odinga is a parental control and learning app to keep your kids safe and fun and enabling parent to have comfort and relax while his or her child is playing with a digital device. Unlike other parental control apps, Odinga focuses on digital generation, helping child to learn how to use digital device appropriately and never takes away the joy of digital learning from the actual user.

  

Odinga is designed not only to make parental control easy by preventing smartphone addiction and protecting children from inappropriate or harmful contents, but it helps children and parents access easier to appropriate and quality educational apps or contents by providing parent dashboard, reporting the child’s interest and time spent on each pre-selected apps used. Moreover, Odinga is developed by experts from many related fields including early childhood education, smart learning, psychology, design, technology and etc. to realize effective learning for the digital generation utilizing digital devices..

Who uses Odinga?

Odinga is optimized for children age from 3 to 8 and their loving parents.

REGISTER

Do I have to register to use Odinga?

Yes, the registration process is required and it is very simple. The information you provide through the process are necessary to provide high-quality service to our users, so please register.

Why do you require my email address for registration?

We completely understand and respect your privacy. Your email address will not be used for commercial purposes or for spamming. We will only use the email to keep you updated about your account and your child’s progress. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details..

I forgot my password. How do I exit the app and reset my password?
No problem, you just need your email address to reset the password. If your smartphone is locked in Odinga Kid's mode, please follow the below procedures to reset your password: 
     
  • Click underlined 'Password' on the left side of OK button on the Log-in page.
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  • Insert your email account to get a link to reset your password and click "V"
  • Select “Home" as your default launcher app and exit Odinga and check your email box.
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  • Check your email box (please check your spam mail box as well just in case) and click “Set a New Password" button.
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  • Set a new password and click “Submit" to continue enjoying Odinga.

APP CONTENTS

Why does not Odinga provide its own kids-contents?

There are already many well-made educational apps available on the market and we respect every child having his or her own taste among the wide variety of kids-contents. We believe children engage learning more productively when they feel they are playing with interesting learning materials rather than feel studying. However, we left open the possibility of creating inhouse quality contents to make good impacts in children for future.

I have some apps for my child. How do I add put them from my mobile device to Odinga?
  • First, click the number above 'Approved Apps’ on the main 'Parent's Mode' page.
  • Select one of the category in which you want to put the app for your child.
  • Click the checkbox next to the apps which you would like to allow your child to use in each category folder of the 'Parent's Mode' ('Approved Apps').
I don’t have enough apps for my child on my smartphone. What should I do?

There are two (2) simple and easy ways to add more apps for your child. .

A Way: you may search apps for your child on the Google Play Store.

  • Click the number above 'Approved Apps’ on the main 'Parent's Mode' page.
  • Click one of the categories which you want to install an app for your child.
  • Click Google Play Store icon in the bottom on the screen, then select an app and download it from there.
  • Open Odinga launcher again and click the number above 'Approved Apps’ on the main page of the 'Parent's Mode’.
  • To complete the addition process…

  • Choose a category and click the checkbox next to the newly downloaded app.

B Way : Another way is to choose an app for your child from the list of apps Odinga experts recommend. .

  • Click the number above 'Approved Apps’ on the 'Parent's Mode’ main page.
  • Click one of the categories which you want to install a new app for your child.
  • Click the thumbs-up icon in the middle of the screen and select an apps you would like to add from the list that Odinga experts recommend.
  • To complete the addition process…

  • Open Odinga launcher again and click the number above 'Approved Apps’ on the main page of the 'Parent's Mode’.
  • Choose a category and click the checkbox next to the newly downloaded apps.
What does each category mean?

The categories in Odinga is classified according to general curriculum subjects for preschool in India and help parents to learn which subjects their kids are interested in or not interested. It may be served as an important indicator to formulate a plan for raising well-rounded child.

How many categories does Odinga have?

Odinga have 5 types of the categories:

  • Language
  • Math
  • Science / Nature / 자연
  • General Knowledge
  • Art / Music

APP SETTING

How do I set up screen time limits?

Very simple. Click "Screen Time Limit" on the main "Parent's Mode" page. Then click "+" button and check "Daily Usage Allowance".

Please set how many times for a day and how much time for a session you want your child to use the smartphone in Odinga mode, and you may select particular days to use. For example, if you choose "SA (Saturday)"’ and "SU (Sunday)" then your child can use the smartphone for the weekends only. Click “back” button to complete settings, then you will see the screen time condition in effect for your child on the main "Parent's Mode" page

In addition, you can set up several screen time condition options and select among them. For example, if you want to allow your child to use Odinga a little longer or shorter during weekends, click"+" button, and set up another screen time condition for the weekends. Simply select the screen time limit option on weekends before you give smartphone to your kid. This is just a convenient option so you don’t have to keep changing the screen time condition for different days.

May I add another child profile to my account?

Of course. You can add several child profiles under your account. Adding a second (third or fourth…) child to your existing Odinga account is very simple. .

On the main page of Parent's mode, click the yellow "+" button next to child's photo and click "+" button on the right side of the Add More Child Page. You will be directed to a new page where you will be required to enter child’s name, gender and date of birth. Insert all information of your second (third or fourth…) child and click “V" button to complete the addition process.

※Please note:You have to set time screen condition for each child and the condition for the corresponding child will be automatically applied as you choose the user on the main page of Parent’s mode.

How do I shift from a child to another child account who want use Odinga next?

There are two simple ways.

1. Swipe the child's photo to right or left to select the other child on the main Parent's mode page.
2. Click the yellow "+" button next to the child's photo. Then you will see list of all your children whom you have set up earlier. Please click the child who is ready to use Odinga Kid’s mode next

How can I allow my child to take phone calls or read messages while using Odinga?

You may select certain phone numbers for calls or messages to be accessed while your child is enjoying Odinga. First, click "Child Mode Settings" button in the far right end of the yellow menu bar on the main page of Parent Mode.

Please note: If it is the first attempt to set accessible phone numbers for calls or messages you must activate Odinga Admin on "Phone administrator". Once you activate, phone calls & messages will be accessible within the child mode..

Please turn on what you would like to let your child access calling, messaging or both. And click "+" button in the bottom right and enter phone number or click “Address book" button in the upper right side to select. Click "V" button and back button to complete the process. You may add several phone numbers in the same way.

May I block the notification bar?

Yes, you can block notification bar and hide it while your child is enjoying Odinga.

Please click the button "Child Mode Settings"in the right end of the yellow menu bar on the main page of Parent mode

On "System Settings" menu, you will see 'Block Notification Bar'. Just turn it on to block.

Please don't forget to click "Request Permission for Usage" on the top, click “V" on the pop up page and turn on "Usage access" for Odinga before you set up.

KIDS ACTIVITY

What is the point of short games when the screen time is up?

They are very simple wrapping up games to help child to feel peaceful and reduce stress when returning the device to parent after completion. He or she will learn to recognize allowed time is over whenever the ending games show up. Depends on the result of the ending games, 5 or 10 more minutes of bonus time will be given as a random reward.

How can I check my child’s activities within Odinga?

On the main Parent's mode page, click the button “Parent’s Report" in the left end of the yellow menu bar. You will find an analysis report of your child’s activities or usage within Odinga mode.

CONFIGURATION REQUIRED

Do I need an internet connection to use Odinga?

Yes, to ensure the contents your child is accessing are up-to-date, you will need an internet connection. Odinga is optimized with a stable Wi-Fi or 4G connection. A good 3G connection may also be used.

Do I need to pay to use the Odinga app?

Odinga is free of charge.

What is the minimum configuration required to use this app?

Odinga is currently available for Android smartphones and tablets.

Minimum requirement :

  • Android OS 4.4 (Kitkat) & above
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4” screen & above

Recommended requirement :

  • Android OS 4.4 (Kitkat) & above
  • 2GB RAM

MY INFORMATION

What information do you collect from me?

Since Odinga is a launcher for parental control and digital learning for children, some of features must be controlled to ensure a safe digital environment for children and in order to do so it is necessary to have access to device usage information. We collect your kid’s profile: gender and date of birth and the device usage data like what kind of apps by category for how much time on what day your kid has used within Odinga. Also we collect parent’s information: name, mobile phone number, email, address, gender and date of birth and parent’s device usage information as well: sign in, log in and setting up preferences for your kids.

Why do you collect these information?

We collect these information for kids online safety, easy parental control and effective digital parenting.

  • To keep child away from inappropriate digital contents
  • To block child’s accessibility to parent’s private information
  • To create good smartphone habits for child and promote well-balanced learning
  • To provide personalized features considering user’s age, gender and recent interests
  • To analyze kid’s smartphone usage habits and provide parent’s report to help parent learn about the kid’s smartphone behavior and interests .
  • To provide quality app service
Who might you share my information with?

We DO NOT share your information with anyone else. To design productive curating app service, we consult educational experts group regularly but we do not share your personal information with the group.

How long do you keep my information?

We keep your information for a year basically. We will ask you to agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy every year. In case you do not agree to them, your personal information will be deleted immediately.

OTHERS

Does Odinga show any advertisements to child during using smartphone within Odinga mode?

Absolutely not! Odinga is completely AD-FREE for children. Advertisements will show up only on the parent mode but not during the kid mode at all. Odinga not only prevents ads, but it also blocks unnecessary payment, app downloads or approach to the apps which are not allowed to use.

I have a few comments/questions/feedback about Odinga. How do I reach you?

You can write to us directly at curious@Odinga.com, or drop us a note on our Facebook page.

What is the theory of multiple intelligences?

The theory of multiple intelligences was developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner, a professor of education at Harvard University. The theory suggests that the traditional notion of intelligence, based on I.Q. testing, is far too limited. Instead, Dr. Gardner proposes eight different intelligences to account for a broader range of human potential in children and adults. These intelligences are: .

  • Linguistic intelligence : An ability to analyze information and create products involving oral and written language such as speeches, books, and memos.
  • Logical Mathematical : An ability to develop equations and proofs, make calculations, and solve abstract problems
  • Spatial intelligence : An ability to recognize and manipulate large-scale and fine-grained spatial images.
  • Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence : An ability to use one’s own body to create products or solve problems.
  • Musical intelligence : An ability to produce, remember, and make meaning of different patterns of sound.
  • Interpersonal intelligence : An ability to recognize and understand other people’s moods, desires, motivations, and intentions
  • Intrapersonal intelligence : An ability to recognize and understand his or her own moods, desires, motivations, and intentions
  • Naturalist intelligence : An ability to identify and distinguish among different types of plants, animals, and weather formations that are found in the natural world.

Dr. Gardner says that our schools and culture focus most of their attention on linguistic and logicalmathematical intelligence. We esteem the highly articulate or logical people of our culture. However, Dr. Gardner says that we should also place equal attention on individuals who show gifts in the other intelligences: the artists, architects, musicians, naturalists, designers, dancers, therapists, entrepreneurs, and others who enrich the world in which we live. Unfortunately, many children who have these gifts don’t receive much reinforcement for them in school. Many of these kids, in fact, end up being labeled “learning disabled,” “ADD (attention deficit disorder,” or simply underachievers, when their unique ways of thinking and learning aren’t addressed by a heavily linguistic or logical-mathematical classroom.

What is the the criteria for classification of the contents type?

Methodologies of Interactive Multimedia for the facilitation of learning from Alessi and Trollip (Alessi and Trollip's Multimedia for Learning: Methods and Development, 2001, Stephen M. Alessi, University of Iowa. Stanley R. Trollip, Capella University)

One of the most beneficial aspects of multimedia learning is its ability to engage learners in meaningful activities through various forms of interactivity. When designing or implementing educational software, it is important to select tools that will enhance interactivity to enhance learning. Alessi and Trollip suggest eight methodologies of interactive multimedia (IMM):

  • Tutorials : Tutorials are beneficial if they begin with an introduction that lets the learner know the purpose of the program followed by the presentation of information.
  • Drills : Drills serve a useful purpose for education and are popular in subjects such as mathematics, foreign languages, spelling, and vocabulary acquisition. It can be effective in providing additional practice and can help the learner retain the information or skill.
  • Simulations : The purpose of these multimedia simulations or "sim" is to help learners build their own mental models of the phenomenon or procedures that allow the learner to explore, practice, test, and improve the model's safely.
  • Games : Games are effective educational tools if designed appropriately and players enjoy the interactivity that games provide. They are not only motivational and encourage repetitive practice, but they employ the learner to make decisions and choices that enhance their learning.
  • Hypermedia : Hypermedia is information with links to text, audio, video, photographs, or any of these multisensory combinations.
  • Tools and open-ended learning environments : Tools and open-ended learning environments (OLEs) are programs that emphasize learning by discovery, exploration, building things, creating models, solving complex problems, and by teaching things to the computer and other learners.


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