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
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston
Period6/21/156/24/15

Keywords

  • Children
  • Constructionism
  • Literacy
  • Manipulatives

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