Kaligo: the Digital Notebook for Learning to Write in Elementary Schools Has Learned English
Benoit Jeannin, Entrepreneur & CEO, Learn&Go entered a French nationwide competition with the criteria of looking at how to "revolutionize how children learn to write in the digital age." His project won and after 4 years of working with researchers, teachers, neuroscientists and experts, the final result was Kaligo in French. Kaligo will now be available in English in January 2019.
Kaligo in English was developed by working with English teachers and experts in order for it to be implemented into the English Curriculum. A choice of letter styles and writing schemes is provided, together with the ability to track a student’s progress.
“We have been working with academic experts from the UK and the United States to identify the specific gestures, strokes and handwriting approaches,” says Benoit Jeannin, CEO and Founder of Learn&Go. The company constantly improves its application by testing and gathering data from teachers and students across both continents. These steps are essential if Kaligo is to keep developing the leading application for teachers and students.
The app was developed over 4 years. Working with Researchers, Neuroscientists, Teachers, Occupational Therapists and tested with students and teachers in the classroom, the app is designed to accelerate how an individual child learns to write. Every aspect is studied to encourage active learning and to help each child practice, retain and learn information at their own pace based on their own capabilities. This should eventually lead to an improvement in a student’s overall school results.
Kaligo analyses and provides feedback with remediation modules, through artificial intelligence and machine learning. A student can only move to the next exercise once the current exercise is mastered. This Kaligo approach means that a student becomes an "actor" in their learning process, whilst keeping a strong connection with the teacher.
Kaligo has another unique feature in that it has two dashboards; one for the student where they can access their own learning path, and a dashboard for teachers. The teacher can prepare lesson sequences from the pre-configured curriculum and adapt the exercises to individual student’s needs.
Integrating Different Needs
The current version of Kaligo helps to accelerate the process of how an individual child learns to write, however Learn&Go is now working with speech therapists and experts to create a new version of the app that will better support children or adults with learning difficulties (rehabilitation or other). KaligoSEN (special educational needs) would be used as part of the patients recommended learning path in view of helping repair or improve the challenges they have.
Kaligo Second Language
Kaligo also intends to play a significant role in helping people learn English or French as an additional/foreign language. The KaligoFamily version will be designed in view of helping entire families integrate into a new country or to learn a new language. Powered by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, this app will tailor the best learning path for writing and speaking, based on the age, profile and competencies of the user.
Kaligo will be available in the UK, USA and in MENA in January 2019.
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