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School Readiness:                Outcomes & ApproachesHandouts AvailableISTE Conference             June 2012Lilla Dale Mc...
Background• Long history showing connection between  ‘traditional’ technology and positive outcomes  for early learners.• ...
Two Studies w/ Preschoolers• Focus on language/literacy & math.• Similar amount of instructional time  (about 6 months).• ...
IWB• 8 school district pre-k classrooms.• 1 hour per week.
TOPEL Early Literacy Index101100 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91      Pretest   Posttest
16       Get Ready to Read!1412                            GRTR Mean                            Scores108     Pretest     ...
C-PALLS+ Math20                             C-PALLS+                             Math15                             Mean  ...
TouchScreen Study• Nine targets, nine controls in childcare.• 30 minutes per week.
Improvement in Standard Scores                    10                     9                     8                     7Diff...
National Percentile Rank Improvement                                                       on the TOPEL                   ...
National Percentile Rank Improvement on                                                         the Bracken               ...
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  1. 1. School Readiness: Outcomes & ApproachesHandouts AvailableISTE Conference June 2012Lilla Dale McManis, Ph.D. dmcmanis@hatchearlychildhood.com Copyright 2012
  2. 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. 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. 4. IWB• 8 school district pre-k classrooms.• 1 hour per week.
  5. 5. TOPEL Early Literacy Index101100 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 Pretest Posttest
  6. 6. 16 Get Ready to Read!1412 GRTR Mean Scores108 Pretest Posttest
  7. 7. C-PALLS+ Math20 C-PALLS+ Math15 Mean Scores10 Pretest Posttest
  8. 8. TouchScreen Study• Nine targets, nine controls in childcare.• 30 minutes per week.
  9. 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. 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. 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. 12. Discussion

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