Using mobile reading game, GraphoGame™, to assist struggling students and certify Zambian teachers in local language literacy instruction
GraphoGame™ Teacher Training Service (GG-TTS)
Grant Competition 2014
Reading Skill Targeted
Research has shown that teaching and reading in a child’s mother tongue language lays a strong foundation for learning to read and makes it easier for them to learn a national language later. In 2013, the Government of Zambia released the National Literacy Framework which requires early grade teachers to teach in local languages. Many teachers in Zambia were educated in English and therefore lack information and pedagogical training in literacy instruction in local languages.
The Big Idea
Through GraphoGame™ Teacher Training Service (GG-TTS), teachers are trained to use GraphoGame™, a literacy game for children researched in 20 countries, as a part of their literacy lessons. Through the TTS website, teachers access materials, via mobile phones, for the implementation of GraphoGame™ in their classrooms and practice correct literacy instruction pedagogy.
Approximately 540 students in 30 schools
An evidence-based learning game that helps children learn basic letters and sounds.
Blogs and Media
- ACR GCD in the News // ICTworks // September 13, 2018
Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?
- ACR GCD in the News // Emerging EdTech // March 1, 2017
Leveraging Technology to Build Literacy Among Millions of Displaced Children and Those with Disabilities
- ACR GCD in the News // Frontiers in Psychology // June 10, 2015
GraphoGame – a catalyst for multi-level promotion of literacy in diverse contexts
Research and Resources
GraphoGame™A learning app, game and methodology for teaching early literacy to kindergarten and primary school children in multiple languages, including English, Chinese and Dutch.
Agora Center Evaluation ReportAn evaluation report on the results of the ACR GCD-funded "GraphoGame Teacher Training Service" project in Zambia.
GraphoGame™ DemoAn evidence-based learning game that helps children learn basic letters and sounds.
Agora Center, the University of Jyväskylä / Emma OjanenACR GCD-funded innovator Agora Center shares their innovation to use a mobile reading game to improve children's reading skills and certify Zambia teachers in local language literacy instruction.
Agora Center Baseline ReportA baseline early grade reading assessment of students participating in the ACR GCD-funded "GraphoGame Teacher Training Service" project, implemented by Agora Center in Zambia.
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