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ERIC Number: EJ1040124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Storytime Using Ipods: Using Technology to Reach All Learners
Boeglin-Quintana, Brenda; Donovan, Loretta
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v57 n6 p49-56 Nov 2013
Many educators would agree that one way to enhance reading fluency is by being read to by fluent readers. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of providing students with audio books via an iPod Shuffle during silent reading time at school. For six weeks, Kindergarten participants spent time either silent reading or listening to a recorded story on an iPod Shuffle during daily dedicated silent reading time. Results show that there was no impact of using the iPod Shuffle on reading fluency; however, students exhibited greater motivation to read, greater engagement in the process, and sustained interest in stories "read." The benefits to student self-esteem and study skills warrant the use of this strategy for students who may not have opportunities to be read to by a fluent reader on a consistent basis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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