These three South African children hear Sesotho at home, speak Sepedi with their friends and get their instruction in English at school. Could innovative language-based apps have a positive effect on children’s proficiency in multiple languages? We would like to find out…
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls had a look at what inspired Leap to Know: https://amysmartgirls.com/meet-the-global-learning-xprize-semi-finalist-teams-and-find-out-what-inspired-them-part-2-531e9b50a92f. Leap to Know is inspired by the evidence that an excellent foundation for young children leads to hugely improved educational performance in the higher grades and that carefully selected stories positively shape children’s perception of the world and of themselves.
Smart Girls have published a few articles on the Global Learning XPRIZE semi-finalists and how their solutions will benefit and empower girls and women globally: https://amysmartgirls.com/empowering-the-smart-girls-of-the-future-global-learning-xprize-f3b1f3a9bc95 and https://amysmartgirls.com/meet-the-global-learning-xprize-semi-finalist-teams-and-find-out-what-inspired-them-part-1-3cb2efb863ca.
Watch a BBC clip of the Global Learning XPRIZE Competition in which our app features as well at https://vimeo.com/222940007
We are proud to announce that we are a semifinalist in the Global Learning XPRIZE Competition. Congratulations to the whole team for working so hard to make it this far!
17 January 2017 has finally arrived! We are pleased to report that Leap to Know has remained dedicated until the end and that we have submitted our solution to the Global Learning XPRIZE competition. In the meantime we remain committed to the project and plan to continue with development. We are in discussions with organisations willing to facilitate testing on a larger scale in rural South Africa.
Rolien, our Content development manager, has just returned from a 3 day field testing trip in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Read about her experiences under our Field testing tab.
We are very pleased to announce that our software application testing and video recording of children will be done at Ya Bana Village.
Some interesting research was recently completed at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Education regarding using mobile applications to support teaching: