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Assignment 3

  1. 1. HOW TO LEARN MYABC’S USING NEW SOFTWAREABC Learning using Educational Applications for the iPhone By: Jessica Sutherland EDIT 5395
  2. 2. WHY USE EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS TO TEACH BASIC ABC’S? FREE!! Can be used in any Pre-K or K classroom. Easily help a child learn the basic skills that are necessary building blocks of education They all have great features and positive attributes but there is only one I would choose . . . .
  3. 3. ALPHABET ZOO APPLICATION FEATURES Features Strongly Agree Disagree N/A Agree1. The program isenjoyable to use?2. The graphic elementsare meaningful &appropriate?3. Basic tasks are easilylearned & intuitive?4. Users can easilyresume where they leftoff in the program?5. The programfunctions well & is freeof bugs?
  4. 4. ABC ALPHABET PHONICS APPLICATION FEATURES Features Strongly Agree Disagree N/A Agree1. The program isenjoyable to use?2. The graphic elementsare meaningful &appropriate?3. Basic tasks are easilylearned & intuitive?4. Users can easilyresume where they leftoff in the program?5. The programfunctions well & is freeof bugs?
  5. 5. ABC’S AND ME APPLICATION FEATURES Features Strongly Agree Disagree N/A Agree1. The program isenjoyable to use?2. The graphic elementsare meaningful &appropriate?3. Basic tasks are easilylearned & intuitive?4. Users can easilyresume where they leftoff in the program?5. The programfunctions well & is freeof bugs?
  6. 6. ALPHABET ZOO Pros Cons Good enunciation of  No lower case letters letter  Vowels are not Large clear letters sounded out both Great repetition ways Aligned with U.S.  Doesn’t use the letter reading standards in a sentence Easy to use  Some animal/letter combinations might confuse students
  7. 7. ABC ALPHABET PHONICS Pros Cons Large clear letters  Mixing of upper & Great picture/letter lower case letters association  Does not sound out Allows for shuffling of any letters letters Allows students to pick favorites Child friendly illustrations
  8. 8. ABC’S AND ME Pros Cons Large clear letters  No lower case letters Allows for shuffling of  Vowels are not letters sounded out both Allows teacher to ways mark a star once the  Pictures & layout of student recognizes the letters is boring, looks letter very old school, & would not hold students attention
  9. 9. MY RECOMMENDATIONIS . . . . Based on personal teaching experience of Pre-K or K, and from my comparison of the 3 tools discussed, I would definitely choose Alphabet Zoo to help my students learn the letters of the alphabet and their sounds. This game was fun and interactive, and it will allow for easy use for all level of students. One of the best parts is that it is FREE, and can be downloaded to multiple devices without licensing fees or technical requirements. Lastly, one of the greatest selling points is that this game is aligned with the U.S. standards for phonics and word recognition.

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