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ERIC Number: ED562360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
Preschool Teachers Can Use a PBS KIDS Transmedia Curriculum Supplement to Support Young Children's Mathematics Learning: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial
Llorente, Carlin; Pasnik, Shelley; Moorthy, Savitha; Hupert, Naomi; Rosenfeld, Deborah; Gerard, Sarah
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
The current study, a randomized controlled trial, explores how technology and educational transmedia resources can enhance prekindergarten math teaching and learning in preschools, especially those serving children who may be at risk for academic difficulties due to economic and social disadvantages. This research is part of a multi-year summative evaluation of the CPBPBS Ready To Learn initiative, funded by the US Department of Education. A core aim of the initiative is delivering early math (and literacy) resources on new and emerging digital platforms such as tablet computers, interactive whiteboards, and smartphones, as well as better-established technologies such as computers, video displays, and gaming consoles, and to create learning experiences that leverage the unique capabilities of these various technology platforms. The study's goal was to understand how the integration of video, computer games and activities might impact children's mathematics learning. The study also examined whether the experience enhanced teachers' beliefs about their own understanding of math and the potential of technology-enhanced early math instruction. The following research questions guided the study: (1) What is the impact of the PBS KIDS Transmedia Math Supplement and Technology & Media experience on young children's math learning and self-regulation? (2) What is the impact of the PBS KIDS Transmedia Math Supplement and Technology & Media experience on teachers' attitudes and beliefs about early math education, and using technology and media to support math learning? Four tables are appended.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)
Identifiers - Location: California; New York