A. Instruction - 5.4
B. Design - 7.1
C. Engagement - 6.7
Kids Picture Dictionary: An App for Word Study
Summary : Pictionary Meets Your Dictionary
Kids Picture Dictionary contains a list of words for each letter of the alphabet. After choosing a letter, users can scroll through the list of words for that letter by tapping the “lined” button on the top right of the screen. When users select a word, Kids Picture Dictionary presents them with a sentence that uses the word contextually, an image representing the sentence, and an oral reading of the word and sentence. For each entry, users can tap the “Microphone” button and record themselves pronouncing the word, which they can play back. After viewing an entry, users can tap the “Next” button to progress to another entry for that letter, the “Spiraled Arrow” button to hear the entry again, or the “Home” button to return to the app’s main screen.
- Teachers can connect their iPad to a projector and show students an entry. Teachers can then read the students the sentence and have students read back the same sentence. Next, teachers can have students explain how the word is expressed in the picture by asking: (1) Is the word shown in this picture? (2) Where have you seen this word before? (3) If you were going to draw a picture of the word, what would it look like?
- After viewing an entry in this app, teachers can have students discuss the word by asking: (1) What do you think this word means? (2) Can you make up a sentence that uses this word? (3) Have you heard someone say this word before?
- Teachers can write a letter on the board. Next, teachers can have students view the words for this letter in the app. Finally, as they view the words, teachers can have students write the words they viewed for the letter either on the board or on a piece of paper.
- Teachers can have students view five entries for a letter in this app. Next, teachers can ask students to write down another word that starts with that letter.
- After studying a letter using this app, teachers can show students five pictures and pronounce the word that the pictures represent. Four of the pictures presented should start with the same letter as the one studied, and one should be different. After presenting the five pictures and pronouncing the word they represent, teachers can ask students which picture does not begin with the same letter.
|A2. 21st Century Skills
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning
|A4. Value of Errors
|A5. Feedback to Teacher
|A6. Level of Material
|A7. Cooperative Learning
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
|B1. Ability to Save Progress
|B2. Platform Integration
|B3. Screen Design
|B4. Ease of Use
|B6. Goal Orientation
|B7. Information Presentation
|B8. Media Integration
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity
|C1. Learner Control