Starla Fannin 2015-2016
Learning Innovation Grant Recipient
Project Title: LEAP into Kindergarten
This project is a program that I developed based on a “learning through motion” educational gaming tool, which provides kindergarten students with the opportunity to get their young minds and bodies thinking and moving. LeapTV is a gaming program that addresses the multiple disciplines in kindergarten, and provides learning techniques that will individualize learning through sight, sound and touch. A learning center will be created out of this tool, which will provide access to all students in the classroom. This game system allows kids to jump and dance as they learn core skills across reading, math, science and problemsolving. The camera catches kids exploring, and the program offers skills, such as learning sounds, word building, blending, reading, math, decomposing numbers and much more, including the integration of Spanish and language. This program also provides an Individualized Learning Option, which develops and assesses students through computer-generated data as they master the skills while playing LeapTV.