ERIC Number: EJ1139111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Technology for Accessible Chemistry Homework for High School Students with and without Learning Disabilities
King-Sears, Margaret E.; Evmenova, Anya S.; Johnson, Todd M.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v32 n2 p121-131 May 2017
High school students with and without learning disabilities in two chemistry classes accessed technologically-enhanced worksheets, called Pencasts, when completing homework assignments. In this action research study, feedback from students was gathered via questionnaires and interviews. Students most frequently used Pencasts to figure out how to solve homework problems, and all students expressed satisfaction with using Pencasts. Students shared other ways they used Pencasts, such as studying for chemistry tests, and shared how they could benefit if Pencasts were available in other classes. According to the teacher, students with and without disabilities completed the majority of homework when Pencasts were available, and almost all students earned "A" grades on homework. Teacher reflections about Pencasts, implications for practice, and future research are described.
Descriptors: High School Students, Learning Disabilities, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Worksheets, Homework, Action Research, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Interviews, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Study Habits, Grades (Scholastic)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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