Literature Library

[asa_item id="556964828"] Literature Library provides guides for completing various construction and engineering projects. From the app’s main screen, uses can tap the “Lit. Library” button to access the app’s documents, which they can search by project “Type” or “Category.” Once a project is found, users simply tap the “Download” button to access the project’s directions. After it is downloaded, the document automatically appears in the users’ library that is accessible with the “My Library” button. After tapping that button, users are brought to the “Viewer” page, where they can read the guide, share it over email or send to another…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 5.4
B. Design - 7.5
C. Engagement - 7

6.6

Literature Library: An App for Construction

Summary : Don’t Just Read It, Build It!

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Literature Library provides guides for completing various construction and engineering projects. From the app’s main screen, uses can tap the “Lit. Library” button to access the app’s documents, which they can search by project “Type” or “Category.” Once a project is found, users simply tap the “Download” button to access the project’s directions. After it is downloaded, the document automatically appears in the users’ library that is accessible with the “My Library” button. After tapping that button, users are brought to the “Viewer” page, where they can read the guide, share it over email or send to another app by tapping the “Upload” button, mark favorite pages by tapping the “Bookmark” button, or find specific words and phrases with the “Search” button. Advanced options are available using the “Settings” option.

Instructional Ideas

  1. During silent reading time, teachers may be able to engage reluctant readers by allowing them to search for guides to read using this app. Afterwards, teachers can have students explain what type of project they may complete based on what they read.
  2. When teaching an engineering project, teachers can have students read a guide in this app that corresponds to that project. If able, teachers can then bring in the supplies students would need to complete the project described in the guide and actually have them construct it.
  3. After becoming familiar with the content of the guides in this app (e.g., text and diagrams), teachers can have students write their own guide for how to complete a project using the Book Creator app.
A1. Rigor
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
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity

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