WAÑÑIGAME is a mobile application that allows parents and teachers to supervise the learning of numbers by children between the age of 3 to 5. With WAÑÑIGAME children learn how to recognize numbers and how to count.
Developers: Noumounthi Abdoulaye Diao Mamadou Ndir, Khady Agnounthy Coly, Tamsir Diop. More infos here
List of features:
Level 1: Recognize numbers appearing on the screen
Level 2: Count objects appearing on the screen
View scores and number of played games
Send SMS to a supervisor (e.g., parents/teacher to follow up on the progress of the child and/or teacher to save the scores for grading purposes)
Get help on the game and alerts
Initialize the game
Video of WAÑÑIGAME in use (avi file, 16 MB)
WAÑÑIGAME experiment on 2/6/2009 at Touba Paycouk school
The students of the University of Thies seek feedback from teachers and pupils in the Touba Paycouk school. The pupils in the 1st year of elementary school were from 7 to 9 years old. The experiment was realized in a controlled environment where pupils used the phones and paper and the two settings were compared.
Pictures are available at: http://picasaweb.google.fr/senegalthies/WaniiExperimentationFeb62009
More about the experiment to come!
Currently, WAÑÑIGAME offers two levels in the game. It is planned to extend the number of levels and to integrate sound in the application
Develop a large variety of educational games targeting young children
Work with schools to integrate the use of mobile phones in teaching