Using computational manipulatives to support story construction by early and emergent readers

K. K. Lamberty, Isaac Smolund

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    Abstract

    Our objective is to give emergent readers an engaging, interactive learning experience to help develop their reading and early writing skills. To this end, we have created a software tool to help these learners develop better sight word recognition and reading ability. Our iPad application allows users to combine word tiles into sentences and stories and hear the results spoken aloud. It provides a creative way for children to interact with text. This paper describes the designs of both the student-facing and teacher-facing parts of our system. Copyright is held by the owner/author(s).

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of IDC 2015
    Subtitle of host publicationThe 14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages442-444
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450335904
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 21 2015
    Event14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2015 - Boston, United States
    Duration: Jun 21 2015Jun 24 2015

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of IDC 2015: The 14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children

    Conference

    Conference14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2015
    CountryUnited States
    CityBoston
    Period6/21/156/24/15

    Keywords

    • Children
    • Constructionism
    • Literacy
    • Manipulatives

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