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ERIC Number: EJ1077914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0574
International Perspectives on Literacy Learning with iPads
Gallagher, Tiffany L.; Fisher, Douglas; Lapp, Diane; Rowsell, Jennifer; Simpson, Alyson; Scott, Ruth McQuirter; Walsh, Maureen; Ciampa, Katia; Saudelli, Mary Gene
Journal of Education, v195 n3 p15-­25 2015
This article profiles the use of the iPad in classroom literacy activities in three instructional environments: Toronto, Canada; San Diego, United States; and Sydney, Australia. The two-year, qualitative study included observational fieldwork filming students' interactions with tablets in the midst of literacy events. Students in each context used the iPads to make meaning, with the participating classroom teachers affording students some degree of self-determination with respect to technology use. We describe these instructional environments and illustrate how diverse landscapes reflected a variety of ecologies or models that contributed inherently to the nature of learning on the iPads. Our findings show how context and environment allow for different kinds of learning and may elucidate the array of learning potential afforded with this device.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; California; Canada (Toronto)
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