Unleash Kids

iLoominate allows a user to write books for beginning readers and publish them to a local digital library.

Unleash Kids

iLoominate allows a user to write books for beginning readers and publish them to a local digital library.


Project Name

iLoominate

Location Implemented

Haiti

Technology Used

Software/Apps

Competition Entered

Enabling Writers Prize

Reading Skill Targeted

Pre-Reading

Status

Finalist

Amount Award

$12,000

The Challenge

A leading barrier to improving children’s reading skills is the lack of appropriate and engaging reading materials in local languages, which in turn leaves children unable to practice reading in a language they use and understand. A large body of evidence confirms that reading to young children in their local spoken or sign language builds a strong foundation for their education.

The Big Idea

iLoominate allows a user to write books for beginning readers with lists of appropriate words for each level. They can share the stories by publishing them to a local digital library.

Results

In Haiti, educators customized the software for Haitian Creole by generating rules for sorting words in a dictionary, with a focus on syllable structure.

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Connect with the Innovator

Website

http://iloominate-haiti.herokuapp.com/

Organization Type

Non Profit

Headquarters

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

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