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ERIC Number: ED569818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 128
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3039-4877-0
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Integrating iPad Technology into the Classroom: A Study Investigating the Experiences Educators Encounter
Byno, Kristin Jacobson
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lamar University - Beaumont
This phenomenological case study was designed to investigate the experiences educators encounter when implementing iPad technology into middle school math classrooms at a middle school in Northeast Texas. The growing popularity of the iPad mobile device has made the technology an attractive tool that can be implemented into K-12 classrooms, however, there is limited research available surrounding the actual integration process. Two focus groups consisting of eight middle school math teachers and two central office personnel were interviewed, and classroom observations were conducted of each of the eight teacher participants. The collected data were categorized and coded to recognize patterns and themes that were derived from the focus group interviews. Some of the major findings of this study were increased student motivation, organization and engagement, increased teacher collaboration and excitement for teaching, improved student behavior, focused professional development, and the iPad technology as an excellent review tool for mathematics and increased overall student success. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas