The Abydos app, developed by St Stephen’s School and Edith Cowan University, has been named a finalist in the Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunication Awards (WAITTA) INCITE Awards for the Most Transformative Impact on Education.
The gamification app uses the theme of ancient Egypt to teach primary students about fractions, and research has shown a group of Year 6 students who used the app scored 10.5 per cent higher than those who didn’t after just two sessions a week for four weeks using the app.
Abydos has been integrated into classroom teaching for Year 6s at St Stephen’s.
The finalists were announced on Friday, with the winners to be named in June.
Congrats to all involved – such a coup for our innovative School! Best of luck for the June announcement.