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ERIC Number: ED528703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Exploring the Contribution of a Content-Infused Interactive Whiteboard for School Readiness
McManis, Lilla D.; Gunnewig, Susan B.; McManis, Mark H.
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This exploratory study examined the relationship between use of an interactive (touchscreen) whiteboard and development of school readiness skills. Over one school year, public school regular education prekindergarten classrooms used an interactive whiteboard with preloaded literacy and math activities. The children were low-income and English speaking. Randomly selected children (N = 86) from each classroom were tested in the fall and spring using individually administered standardized tests of language/literacy and math. Statistically significant increases were found for children's performance in literacy (namely print knowledge, phonological awareness, and emergent writing), and in mathematics (namely counting, operations, and shapes) over the course of their preschool year, with a 52% increase in literacy readiness and a 28% increase in mathematics readiness for the children. The study supports interactive educational technology as a meaningful and effective instructional component of a quality early childhood program in preparing low-income children to be school ready. (Contains 4 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A