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A to Z safari

Nicholas, Maria, Mckenzie, Sophie, Spence, Aaron and Wells, Muriel 2016, A to Z safari, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic..

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Title A to Z safari
Creator(s) Nicholas, MariaORCID iD for Nicholas, Maria orcid.org/0000-0001-5979-4288
Mckenzie, Sophie
Spence, Aaron
Wells, Muriel
Year presented 2016
Year created 2015
Publisher Deakin University
Place of publication Geelong, Vic.
Material type other
Resource type software
Description of resource 1 application
Keyword(s) phonics
gaming
games
electronic device
iPad
Tablet
digital device
early years
Summary An alphabet app designed by Deakin University researchers specialising in literacy education, IT and graphic design to support children beginning to learn letter-sound relationships using research into memory retention. Tested with Australian primary school students, the ‘form-taking’ images used in this app have been found to be more effective at assisting children to learn common letter-sound relationships than images that are not form-taking (e.g. integrated images). A to Z Safari offers engaging mini-games to explore and reinforce letter-sound relationships, along with a password-protected admin/data area where students’ progress and gameplay statistics are recorded – data which can be emailed directly to the teacher. A to Z Safari has not been designed to replace classroom activities, but was designed as an electronic application to complement them. An A3-sized alphabet chart accompanies the app in the teacher area so that teachers can print the charts out to place on their students’ tables for their reference outside of game play.
Language eng
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio Economic Objective 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
HERDC Research category G Computer software
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
Copyright notice ©2016, Deakin University
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30086507

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