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Dear Mrs. Moya,

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Below is our letter to the principal of the elementary department of Roosevelt College Marikina.

January 8, 2009

Mrs. Laura M. Moya

Principal

Roosevelt College Marikina

Dear Mrs. Moya,

Good Day!

We, Manica Dimaiwat and Rose Ann Sale, are students from the College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science. We are currently taking our CS 199 subject (Thesis) and are members of the Web Science Group under the supervision of Prof. Ma. Rowena Solamo and Prof. Rommel Feria.

Our thesis, KineSpell2, is a continuation of last year’s KineSpell that was published under the 8th ICWL. Our goal is to be able to develop a tool that can be used to teach spelling to early grade students using the kinesthetic approach. We improved the first KineSpell by adding new features such as voice recording for proper pronunciation and a new assessment system. Also, instead of using only the SunSPOTs as game controller, Nintendo’s Wii Remote can now be used. We will also conduct a comparative study of the two tools.

In this regard, we would like to ask your permission to conduct the beta testing in your school. We would like to ask 40 grade 2 students to test the game on Tuesday to Friday (January 12-15) after their classes. The testing will take at least 2hours per day. We will provide the computers for the testing but we would like to ask for a room where in we can stay.

Your help, and your students’ help, would greatly contribute to the success of our thesis. Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

Rose Ann Sale Manica Dimaiwat

Noted By:

Prof. Ma. Rowena C. Solamo
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering
University of the Philippines, Diliman

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Written by roseannsale

February 9, 2010 at 7:14 am

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