Children as Creators

Skriv, läs och bli en WriteReader

I mer än 200 år har vi lärt våra barn hur man skriver och läser på samma sätt. Ändå är vart femte barn i dag funktionella analfabeter. Som både föräldrar och passionerade lärare fick detta oss att tänka: Okej, om barnen inte kan lära sig hur vi lär, kanske vi bör lära hur de lär sig. Och genom att skapa WriteReader vi har gjort just detta. Barn lär sig genom att vara motiverade, och de motiveras inte av att sätta A, B och C i olika ordningar; de blir motiverade av att berätta historier om dinosaurier, Cristiano Ronaldo, skateboard och rosa, fluffiga enhörningar. Så vi låter barnen skriva böcker om sina stora passioner utan att låta korrekt stavning bromsa dem eller döda motivation. En lärare eller förälder skriver sedan den korrekta stavningen, så fokus ligger på att jämföra, inte korrigera. Egentligen liknar denna process hur vi lär våra barn att tala.

Vår dröm är att förändra liv genom att förändra skrivandet till att bli en givande upplevelse där barn delar och blir stolta författare. Var en WriteReader!

About WriteReader

WriteReader was founded in 2012 by the teacher and author of children teaching materials Janus Madsen together with marketing consultant Babar Baig and investor Ulrik Jensen.

In 2013 WriteReader in collaboration with several researchers specializing in IT and learning for children published the first version of the WriteReader iPad App. During the next two years the WriteReader App was further developed to be able to run on other devices browsers and was localized into several languages. Today WriteReader is sold in more than 40 countries and children have globally in total created more than 1 million books with WriteReader.

In 2015 WriteReader entered a partnership with Egmont, one of the biggest publishing houses in Scandinavia, and was in 2015 as only Non US company chosen to participate in Intel's EdTech Accelerator Program.

In 2017 WriteReader won the Renew the Book Program in the Netherlands and awarded "The Most Innovative Publishing Startup" at Frankfurt Book Fair with the ContentShift program. Furthermore, WriteReader was recognized for its early learning impact and awarded a grant from NewsSchools Venture in the US.

About WriteReader app

WriteReader is a unique digital learning platform where children from age 3–10 can learn to read by writing and publish small digital books.

With the WriteReader app the child takes pictures of family, friends, things or situations and write about them in their actual level of written language. A teacher or parent then “translates” the child's text to conventional writing and by comparing their own attempt to the edited version the child will step by step improve his/her writing and reading capabilities.

The child can later in an easy way share his/her books with friends and family. This way the child experiences in an early age what the written language can do, which can have big influence on the child's motivation and learning capabilities.

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