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ISTE Conference Presentation 2012 School Readiness

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  • 1. School Readiness: Outcomes & ApproachesHandouts AvailableISTE Conference June 2012Lilla Dale McManis, Ph.D. dmcmanis@hatchearlychildhood.com Copyright 2012
  • 2. Background• Long history showing connection between ‘traditional’ technology and positive outcomes for early learners.• Much less known about interactive technologies.• Our framework focuses on – Usability – Appropriate content and – Attention to how young children best learn.
  • 3. Two Studies w/ Preschoolers• Focus on language/literacy & math.• Similar amount of instructional time (about 6 months).• Pre- and post-testing with standardized assessments.• One with IWB and one with touchscreen computer.• IWB activities more teacher-guided. Touchscreen activities more computer-assisted.
  • 4. IWB• 8 school district pre-k classrooms.• 1 hour per week.
  • 5. TOPEL Early Literacy Index101100 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 Pretest Posttest
  • 6. 16 Get Ready to Read!1412 GRTR Mean Scores108 Pretest Posttest
  • 7. C-PALLS+ Math20 C-PALLS+ Math15 Mean Scores10 Pretest Posttest
  • 8. TouchScreen Study• Nine targets, nine controls in childcare.• 30 minutes per week.
  • 9. Improvement in Standard Scores 10 9 8 7Difference score* 6 5 Control (n=70) 4 iSS (n=55) 3 2 1 0 TOPEL Bracken Standardized Test
  • 10. National Percentile Rank Improvement on the TOPEL 15Difference from Normative Standard (50th 10 5 percentile)* 0 Pretest Posttest -5 -10 -15 Control (n=70) iSS (n=55)
  • 11. National Percentile Rank Improvement on the Bracken 10Difference from Normative Standard (50th 8 6 4 percentile)* 2 0 Pretest -2 Posttest -4 -6 -8 -10 Control (n=70) iSS (n=55)
  • 12. Discussion

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