This study tests to see if digital brainstorming, through the use of iPod software applications (apps), enhances third grade students' ability to story write. Third graders at both schools were split randomly into two groups and given a writing prompt. One group used the traditional pre-writing method, using concept mapping and story boarding, while the other two groups used the iPod application PuppetPals to pre-write for their stories. Pre-test and post-test data was used to evaluate change in students' writing, based upon whether or not they were using iPods and their apps. The results of this study found no significant enhancement of the stories.
Hart, Madeline, "Techno Kids: An Experimental Study Comparing iPod Applications and Traditional Approaches For Teaching Third Graders How to Pre-Write" (2012). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 1007.
Communication Technology and New Media
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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