Integrating Technology and Interactive Learning Logs to Improve Vocabulary Acquisition in Fourth Graders in an Area of Poverty
Polly D. WestfallUnion Elementary School, Brunswick County Schools

Mean of Word Up Project for the Orange Level of Flocabulary
Description
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Pre-Test
45
28
31
32
36
34
26
31
33
30
27
39
38
32
Post-Test
50
63
66
60
51
54
66
59
60
61
65
50
55
60

This table shows the mean of my students' vocabulary acquisition from the pre-tests on Monday compared with their gain on the post-tests on Friday. Their final mean is the combined score of the two groups. Each week, the post-test scores were consistently in the range from 87 - 97.

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This double bar graph shows the mode of my students' vocabulary acquisition from the pre-tests on Monday compared with their gain on the post-tests on Friday. The mode for my class every week was 100%.
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This bar graph shows the difference between students with access to technology at home as compared to students without access to technology at home. I was excited to see that there was not a significant difference in the two groups scores. In fact, those without technology scored higher on the 5A Post-test than their counterparts with access to technology. Students with access did have much higher scores on the pre-test for the Vocabulary Screening, but they caught up with their peers by participating in class.

Month
Words Gained
Pre-test Score
Week 1
5.00
45
Week 2
6.00
28
Week 3
7.00
31
Week 4
6.00
32
Week 5
5.00
36
Week 6
5.00
34
Week 7
7.00
26
Week 8
6.00
31
Week 9
6.00
33
Week 10
6.00
30
Week 11
6.00
27
Week 12
5.00
39
Week 13
6.00
38
Week 14
6.00
32
This table gives the average number of words gained by students from the pre-test on Monday to the weekly post-test on Friday. Be the end of the year, the class mean was 82 words gained! That is a significant increase for a fourteen week program.

Form Used to Collect Data:

Data Collection Form from Google Doc


A Complete Look at the Data:


Video of Students Interacting with Words using Flocabulary

Video 2 - Students Making Movements to the Flocabulary Song

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