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Researchers Observations



Student 16

May 2, 2016

Observations (Use of tablet,

Navigation of App, Level of
engagement, Independence,
Requested Support, Required
Support, Transition)
16 is very interested in using the
kindle. He has demonstrated high
scores in the phonics and
phonemic awareness skills
assessments. Although the
material presented in the
application is review for him, he
is very engaged and engrossed in
the game. It is clearly visible that
he enjoys the usage of the app.

May 11, 2016

He was using the Word Puzzle

portion. Players are required to
place letter puzzle pieces together
to make a word. He was able to
connect the pieces, but placed
them in the wrong location. I
provided support in identifying
the correct location for the puzzle

May 13, 2016

He has asked multiple times if he

can use the Kindle which
demonstrates his interest in the

May 19, 2016

He is very particular about the

class schedule. He ensures
everyone takes their turn at the

Student 2

Student 13

April 28, 2016

appropriate time in an effort to

ensure he is able to have his turn.
She was one of the first students
to use the Kindle. She quickly
began navigating the app with

May 3, 2016

I offered support in navigating

back to the home screen and she
declined indicating she could
figure it out

May 9, 2016

She assisted another friend in

beginning their turn and selecting
a game

May 17, 2016

She identified the Middle

Sound game to be hard because
it moves very fast

May 26, 2016

She connected the reward from

the game (parade with a float) to
our lesson on Carnival in Brazil

May 4, 2016

She experimented with the

application. Played two games
and relinquished her turn to
another friend

May 12, 2016

She was engaged in a different

classroom activity and declined
her turn

May 18, 2016

She passed on her turn to use the


Student 5

May 20, 2016

Reluctantly agreed to use the

Kindle. Played full time slot.

May 26, 2016

She choose not to use the Kindle

and indicated she wasnt a
Screen person
She was unsure where to click or
how to operate the application.
She accepted support and
guidance throughout her first
session using the application

April 29, 2016

May 5, 2016

She was very excited to use the

application. She truly enjoys the
game incentives and rewards.

May 11, 2016

She chooses the same games

within the app (Beginning Sound
and Letter Sounds). She is very
successful in these games. She
gets frustrated when she doesnt

May 20, 2016

She enjoys sharing her

accomplishments. I have
encouraged her to try another
game within the app. I sit with
her to boost her confidence;
however, she doesnt need my

May 25, 2016

She is willing to play the app, but

has indicted she would prefer to
play other games. She named
recreational games such as
Monsters High and explained
the game components and rules.