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ERIC Number: EJ1144336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0517
English Language Learners in a Digital Classroom
Prince, Johanna
CATESOL Journal, v29 n1 p51-73 2017
English language learners (ELLs) experience linguistic, cultural, and cognitive shifts that can be challenging and at times lead to isolation for ELLs. While education technology may be an instructional resource and engage learners, devices alone do not shift instructional practices or lead to student gains. This case study was performed at an international school in Europe to investigate the experiences of 4th-grade ELL students and their teaching in a 1-to-1 iPad device classroom. Three main findings emerged from the study: iPads have specific functionalities that can be used to support ELL students; ELL students were engaged with using the iPads in content lessons; and study participants, including teachers and students, perceived language and cognitive growth in ELL students when using the iPad. However, there were also challenges found in the study. To mitigate some of these challenges and build on the success of this study, the researcher suggests developing a common vision for technology integration, using collaborative models of ELL teaching and investing in professional development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Europe