Wie Snappet de spelling? | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 39, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1573-9775
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1236



In a quasi-experimental study in two fifth grade classes, the effect of using the computer program ‘Snappet’ on the growth in spelling ability was evaluated. Snappet consists of an application for use in primary education to instruct pupils in language, arithmetic and other subjects. Two classes with a total of 46 pupils participated in the study. Results show that pupils using the Snappet application showed a significantly smaller learning gain in spelling ability than students working with pencil and paper. It is concluded that teaching spelling with the Snappet application seems less efficient for the pupils in our sample than teaching spelling with pencil and paper and that further research is needed to ascertain what causes the negative effect of the application use with fifth grade pupils.


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