ERIC Number: EJ1071583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
The Use of eReaders in the Classroom and at Home to Help Third-Grade Students Improve Their Reading and English/Language Arts Standardized Test Scores
Union, Craig D.; Union, Lori Walker; Green, Tim D.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v59 n5 p71-84 Sep 2015
This study explored the effects of a portable technology intervention, the Nook Simple Touch eReader, on student performance in Reading and English/Language Arts when included as an integral part of the teaching and learning process in an elementary third-grade classroom. This study used the participating students' end-of-year second-grade scores from the 2012 Georgia Online Assessment System (OAS) and end-of-year third-grade Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) as primary data sources. Findings indicate that a portable technology intervention, or in this case the Nook eReader, helped to demonstrate student responsibility and portable technology durability. Improved student achievement was observed during classroom activities in the 2012-2013 academic year.
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning, Grade 3, Technology Uses in Education, Classroom Techniques, Home Study, Reading Improvement, Language Arts, Standardized Tests, Scores, Intervention, Learning Processes, Criterion Referenced Tests, Student Responsibility, Achievement Gains, Class Activities, Competence, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Georgia Criterion Referenced Tests
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