Location

CSU 253

Start Date

21-4-2014 11:05 AM

End Date

21-4-2014 12:05 PM

Student's Major

Psychology

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Carlos Panahon

Mentor's Email Address

carlos.panahon@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Psychology

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Second Mentor's Name

RaeLynn Lamminen

Second Mentor's Department

Psychology

Second Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

iPads and tablets are now in classrooms for the children to use ranging from educational activities to leisure activities. Current research findings are mixed as to whether they are helping or hindering children’s learning. For the purpose of this study, a 14-item survey was administered to elementary school teachers working in Southern Minnesota area school districts. The focus of this survey was to gain a better understanding of how teachers are using iPads and tablets in the classroom and which apps are most commonly used. Information on which apps are most common in different classroom subjects as well as the most common types of apps were also collected. It was hypothesized that the apps in the classroom were serving as instructional aids and curriculum supplements in order to improve the students’ learning experience. Implications of the findings will be discussed as they may help teachers choose the most useful apps for their classroom.

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A is for App: Surveying Teachers About the Use of iPads/Tablets in the Classroom

CSU 253

iPads and tablets are now in classrooms for the children to use ranging from educational activities to leisure activities. Current research findings are mixed as to whether they are helping or hindering children’s learning. For the purpose of this study, a 14-item survey was administered to elementary school teachers working in Southern Minnesota area school districts. The focus of this survey was to gain a better understanding of how teachers are using iPads and tablets in the classroom and which apps are most commonly used. Information on which apps are most common in different classroom subjects as well as the most common types of apps were also collected. It was hypothesized that the apps in the classroom were serving as instructional aids and curriculum supplements in order to improve the students’ learning experience. Implications of the findings will be discussed as they may help teachers choose the most useful apps for their classroom.

Recommended Citation

Scheper, Christine. "A is for App: Surveying Teachers About the Use of iPads/Tablets in the Classroom." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 21, 2014.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2014/oral_session_06/2

 

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