College of William & Mary

Sofware that enables teachers and students to read, write, and share books using a local digital library and a kid-friendly storytelling application.

College of William & Mary

Sofware that enables teachers and students to read, write, and share books using a local digital library and a kid-friendly storytelling application.


Project Name

Creating Decodable Readers in Haitian Creole

Location Implemented

Haiti

Technology Used

Software/Apps

Competition Entered

Big Ideas@Berkeley 2014/15 Prize

Reading Skill Targeted

Pre-Reading

Status

1st place

Amount Award

$10,000

Collaborators/Partners

Sandra Edwards-Thro, Lydia Boike, Aidan Fielding, Zhane Richardson, Unleash Kids, Library for All and Mother Tongue Books

The Challenge

Seeking novel, mobile technology-based innovations to enhance early grade reading scores in developing countries. May also adapt or apply existing mobile-based technologies in new and innovative ways.

The Big Idea

A sofware that enables teachers and students to read, write, and share books using a local digital library and a kid-friendly storytelling application. The project worked in collaboration with Haitian teachers to incorporate these tools in the classroom. A research component was also included, in which the progress of a group that uses the technology is compared to another that reads the same books and learns the same lessons using paper.

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Research and Resources

Connect with the Innovator

Website

https://kidswrite.org/

Organization Type

University

Headquarters

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

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