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Austin Cory Bart Senior Thesis Defense May 9, 2011 First Reader: Dr. Lori Pollock Second Reader: Dr. Chrystalla Mouza Third Reader: Dr. Jim Glancey Third.

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1 Austin Cory Bart Senior Thesis Defense May 9, 2011 First Reader: Dr. Lori Pollock Second Reader: Dr. Chrystalla Mouza Third Reader: Dr. Jim Glancey Third Reader: Dr. Jim Glancey

2 How can the power of the XO laptop be used to encourage children to write creatively Question

3 One-Laptop-Per-Child

4 XO Laptop

5 $100 Laptop Transflective Display Rugged Casing Kid-size keyboard Wireless Antennae Low Power

6 XO Laptop

7 Sugar

8 Learning Software for the XO

9 Creative Writing on the XO

10 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. Common Core State Standards English Language Arts Grades 4-8 Creative Writing

11 Phases of the Project Analysis of childrens responses Intervention at the College School Development of customized software

12 Intrinsic Motivation Write this thesis and you get a cookie! I really want to write this thesis! Write this thesis or youll fail college! I really dont want to write this thesis! Positive Negative Intrinsic Extrinsic

13 Perceived Competence Simple Autonomy Expressive Interest Enticing Design Principles for Intrinsic Motivation Intrinsic Motivation

14 Write Enticing SimpleExpressive

15 E-Toys and Scratch Enticing SimpleExpressive

16 Story-Builder Enticing SimpleExpressive

17 Inspirational Dont make them start from scratch Organizational Help authors organize their story Modal Distinct modes for write and read Supportive Helpful software agents and tools Juxtapositional Fantastical + realistic elements Collaborative Naturally work together Multimedia Synthesis of audio, text, graphics, etc. Additional Design Principles

18 Software Development on the XO

19 Software Development on the XO User Interface Animation

20 New Software

21 New Software Collaboration PyGTK 1000 lines 11 MB Libraries Glade

22 New Software : Broadway Multimedia Pygame 4500 lines 6MB Libraries Sugargames Spyral PGU SimpleJSON

23 Intervention Phase College School At UD 1:1 laptops Mild school-affective disorders

24 College School Demographics Literacy Group FemaleMaleTotal 1 25 7 2 23 5 3 71 8 4 54 9 161329

25 DaySession 1Session 2 1Literacy Group #1Literacy Group #2 2Literacy Group #1Literacy Group #2 3Literacy Group #3Literacy Group #4 4Literacy Group #3Literacy Group #4 Intervention Schedule

26 Protocol Introduction Presentation Free-time with XO Broadway Activity Post- Activity Survey Wacky Writer Activity Post- Activity Survey Focus Group Day 1 Day 2

27 Intervention Instrument Intrinsic Motivation Inventory InterestEffortValueCompetenceChoiceTension

28 IMIIMI-Reduced 7 Subscales6 Subscales 24-questions18-questions 7-point Likert5-point Likert Balanced Keying Post-Activity Survey

29 CategoryWacky WriterBroadway Entire Instrument.84.87 Interest.74.88 Value.87 Perceived Competence.74.68 Perceived Choice.80.53 Effort.37.70 Tension.39.26 Reliability of Results

30 Results

31 Broadway and Gender

32 Wacky Writer and Gender

33 Working Together Details in Photos vs. Backdrops Analysis

34 More students Longer intervention Other Educational Environments Pre-Activity Surveys Improvements

35 Future Work Integrate student feedback Increasing creative writing ability

36 Questions?

37 Example Story


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