Event Title

Classroom iPads: More than Fun and Games

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

20-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

20-4-2015 3:30 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

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Second Mentor's Name

Shawna Petersen-Brown

Second Mentor's Email Address

shawna.petersen-brown@mnsu.edu

Second Mentor's Department

Psychology

Second Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Third Mentor's Name

RaeLynn Lamminen

Third Mentor's Deparment

Psychology

Third Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

IPads, previously seen as productivity and leisure tools, are now making their way into today’s classrooms. There have been mixed reviews on whether or not iPads are beneficial when used in school classrooms. This study collected input from teachers currently using iPads in their classrooms through an online survey in order to determine how iPads are used and whether teachers found them beneficial within the classroom. This study was a replication and extension of a previous study that had been conducted within a limited number of schools and districts. Conducting this study throughout Minnesota helped to obtain a more accurate representation of the roles of iPads in the classroom. Specifically, this study examined whether or not increased accessibility amplified the perceived benefits in the areas of reading, writing, math, leisure/free time, and social/emotional support. This presentation will discuss the types of iPad applications that are being utilized, the current uses, and the barriers to implementation.

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Apr 20th, 2:00 PM Apr 20th, 3:30 PM

Classroom iPads: More than Fun and Games

CSU Ballroom

IPads, previously seen as productivity and leisure tools, are now making their way into today’s classrooms. There have been mixed reviews on whether or not iPads are beneficial when used in school classrooms. This study collected input from teachers currently using iPads in their classrooms through an online survey in order to determine how iPads are used and whether teachers found them beneficial within the classroom. This study was a replication and extension of a previous study that had been conducted within a limited number of schools and districts. Conducting this study throughout Minnesota helped to obtain a more accurate representation of the roles of iPads in the classroom. Specifically, this study examined whether or not increased accessibility amplified the perceived benefits in the areas of reading, writing, math, leisure/free time, and social/emotional support. This presentation will discuss the types of iPad applications that are being utilized, the current uses, and the barriers to implementation.

Recommended Citation

LeClaire, Alexi and Riley Holmes. "Classroom iPads: More than Fun and Games." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 20, 2015.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2015/poster_session_B/41