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I Read Arabic

I Read Arabic

Little Thinking Minds
Arabic reading
I Read Arabic is a platform that aims to improve Arabic learning outcomes and increases the love for the Arabic language offering books, audio, video and interactive tasks and games
Age groups 
Middle school
High School
Mobile Android
Mobile iOS
Offline play 
Internet required
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

The vast amounts of books touch upon various subjects and genres - stories, folk Tales, poetry, STEM, essays, Arabis novels, fiction novels, international literature, biographies etc. Students also have the opportunity to work on their reading through listening and pronouncing. Progress depends on succeeding in tasks directly related to reading and understanding the content, and the student gets immediate feedback on their work. Worksheets, videos, and games make the use more versatile.
The teacher can get a very clear understanding of what can be achieved with I Read Arabic, and there is a clear learning path for students of all levels. The placement test helps put students to the correct level, and the end-of-level assessment shows how well the student covered and understood the learning outcomes presented in their specific level. The system has an intervention program (enrichment), in case the student needs extra practice.
There are good tools for monitoring and assigning work, and the teacher can plan the activities according to the needs of their students. Therefore, learning can take place in an individual manner. For students, the solution makes it very clear what has to be achieved. IRA activities provide accurately predictable learning outcomes, which are well listed on the teacher's side and also in the students' own reports. The lesson plans and teachers' guide help integrate IRA into each school.
RA is very well suited for independent and even remote work since the goals are clear. The learner self-regulates all learning activities, and the progress depends only on their own actions. The leaderboard adds a small comparison element to the learning, but there is no real need for students to compete against one another. The lesson plans promote discussion in the classroom and expressing your own ideas with the vocabulary that can be learned from the material.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

I Read Arabic has great curated material that cover reading comprehension skills from multiple viewpoints.
The tools work well for independent and remote learning, and allow the teacher to give support and monitor progress in multiple ways.
Online material is supported with lesson plans and worksheets that have more focus also on grammar, discussion, and using the new vocabulary.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

The learning outcomes in I Read Arabic are divided to following categories: 1. Phonic awareness 2. Grammatical awareness 3. Reading Comprehension 4. Fluency
I Read Arabic offers 23 levels for ages 5-18 mapped to mastery skills based on regional Standards for Teaching Arabic for Native Speakers.

Soft skills learning goals

Practicing memorizing skills
Practicing letters, alphabets and written language
Practicing to notice links between subjects learned
Practicing to recognize and express feelings
Recognizing habits that are good for sustainable living
Supporting the growth of environmental awareness
Practicing persistent working
Getting familiar with different cultures
Learning about different languages
Encouraging the growth of positive self-image
Learning to notice causal connections
Practising visual recognition
Supporting student to build their own linguistic and cultural identity
Practicing to express own thoughts and feelings
Practicing to take care of one's own wellbeing and health
Practicing to use foreign language as a communication tool
Practicing to take care of own and other people’s safety
Practicing to notice causal connections
Encouraging to build new information and visions
Learning about cultural aspects and to respect different cultures
Practicing to work with others
Practicing to observe spoken and written language
Practicing categorization and classification
Learning the basics of spelling
Learning to build information on top of previously learned
Learning to combine information to find new innovations
Practicing decision making
Encouraging positive attitude towards working life
Learning to understand the meaning of rules, contracts and trust
Learning to listen other people’s opinions
Learning to know and respect human rights
Practicing to find, evaluate and share information
Practicing to use information independently and interactively
Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts
Realizing the connection between subjects learned in free time and their impact to skills needed at worklife
Connecting subjects learned at school to skills needed at working life
Practicing versatile ways of working
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Practicing to give, get and reflect feedback
Practicing communication through different channels
Learning decision-making, influencing and accountability
Practicing to argument clearly own opinions and reasonings
Learning to face respectfully people and follow the good manners
Practicing to take care of one's own and other people’s safety
Practicing to plan and execute studies, make observations and measurements
Practicing to look things from different perspectives
Practicing to create questions and make justifiable arguments based on observations
Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
Practicing to evaluate one's own learning
Practicing to set one's own learning goals
Practicing to take responsibility of one's own learning
Practicing strategic thinking
Learning to recognise and evaluate arguments and their reasonings
Learning to find solutions in social conflicts
Developing problem solving skills
Practicing to use arts as a way to express
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Encouraging students to be innovative and express new ideas
Practicing to improvise
Practicing creative thinking
Creating requirements for creative thinking
Learning to understand people, surroundings and phenomenons around us

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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