Day: May 6, 2020

Khan App Boosted Early Literacy, Parent Teaching in Small Trial – Inside School Research

With even the youngest students exposed to hours more screentime than typical as school closures drag on, researchers from the Early Academic Development Lab at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst said schools can support parents as educators by guiding their use of educational apps.

In a small-scale randomized controlled trial researchers led by lab director David Arnold found the free literacy app Khan Academy Kids boosted early literacy skills—but parents also said it improved their skills in teaching their children literacy at home.

Researchers randomly assigned 50 preschool-age children from high-poverty families to use loaned iPads loaded with either the Khan

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