Pedagogic grammar application

Pedagogic grammar

application

Contexte

Calligramme lab team, Laboratoire Loria (INRIA), Nancy
6 monthes project, 2010

Pitch

Conception of a pedagogic application about French grammar, high school level teacher interviews, need analysis, functional modelisation, content modelisation, wireframes, Dys-type adaptation (dysphasia, dyslexia)

Leopar is a parser for interaction grammars. The official publication, by Bruno Guillaume and Guy Perrier, of LORIA (INRIA) in Nancy was made in 2010. The engine is developed but lacks concrete applications. The LEOPAR project in high school undertakes to imagine applications as a games, to integrate French grammar at a high school level.
Ex: Variable / invariable aj-djectives,
subject verb complement,
name expansions, …

Publications

– We are first inspired by exercises taken from textbooks

Puis, en interviewant des professeurs de collège, on prend bien note de leur expérience avec d’autres logiciels ou sites web : les textes utilisés n’intéressent pas les élèves, n’intéressent pas tous les niveaux… Pire encore, la plupart ne conviennent pas à des élèves qui ont des difficultés à la lecture (troubles du langage, troubles DYS… environ 7% des élèves selon estimation).
Pourvoir chioisir le texte utilisé dans les exercices en fonction des passions de l’élève, de son niveau de lecture : LEOPAR, le moteur syntaxique, peut vraiment apporter un gros intérêt et conditionner l’utilisation ludique d’un logiciel de grammaire.

Then, by interviewing college professors, we take note of their experience with other software or websites: the texts used in apps do not interest students, do not interest all levels … Worse, most are not suitable for students who have reading difficulties (language disorders, DYS disorders … approximately estimated 7% of students).
To be able to choose the text used in the exercises according to the student’s passions or his reading level: LEOPAR, the parser, can really bring great interest and condition the playful use of grammar software.

– the LEOPAR in high school Low-Fi (HTML prototype)

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