College of William & Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA   |   Individual

Group of winner from College of William and Mary and judges from Big Ideas@Berkeley competition

Project/Innovation Name
Creating Decodable Readers in Haitian Creole

Location Implemented
Haiti

Prize
Big Ideas@Berkeley - Mobiles for Reading
1st Place

Prize Amount
$10,000

Organization Website
https://kidswrite.org/



Prize Competition Summary
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.

Innovation
Creating Decodable Readers in Haitian Creole

Innovation Summary
A sofware that enables teachers and students to read, write, and share books using a local digital library and a kid-friendly storytelling application. We collaborate with Haitian teachers to incorporate these tools in the classroom. Our project features a strong research component, in which we compare the progress of a group that uses our technology to another that reads the same books and learns the same lessons using paper.

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