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ERIC Number: ED555616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-6
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Illuminating Apps for Fourth Grade
Lennex, Lesia; Bodenlos, Emily
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Knoxville, TN, Nov 6-8, 2014)
Elementary science is chock-full of wonderful experiences for students. Do children see iPads as a tool for learning about science? Using Prensky (2010) as a guide, the researchers decided to see if "assessing students with their own" tools (p.178) using iPad apps would support learning discrete knowledge for electricity and light content. The intent of the study was to determine in what way(s) apps could adequately lead students to scientific understanding. The population is two fourth grade classes set in a school that are 95% white, 50% free/reduced lunch program, and scoring 65% proficient on state testing. Using both experiential and iPad app elements, the researchers analyzed student performance with Fourth Grade Kentucky Core Content (KCCT) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) electricity and light content. Results with students taking both pre and post-tests (N = 14) indicated the use of apps influenced student understanding of electricity and light.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky