ERIC Number: EJ1131141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Enhancing Reading Comprehension with Student-Centered iPad Applications
Moon, Andria L.; Wold, Cheryl M.; Francom, Gregory M.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v61 n2 p187-194 Mar 2017
Reading comprehension, or understanding the author's message, is a critical component of teaching literacy (Hougen and Smartt 2012). Student-centered activities using the iPad with the goal of improving reading comprehension in a fifth-grade classroom were implemented for this action research study. University teacher candidates guided fifth-grade students in completing the iPad reading comprehension activities. Findings indicate that the fifth-grade students increased their reading achievement scores to a statistically significant degree during the period of this study. These students also reported more enjoyment and understanding of reading. The university teacher candidates who participated also expressed that they gained valuable experience as they worked on a technology-enhanced learning experience with actual students. This study suggests that student-centered reading comprehension activities on the iPad can lead to better student achievement in reading comprehension.
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Student Centered Learning, Handheld Devices, Reading Improvement, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Reading Achievement, Scores
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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