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ERIC Number: EJ1179954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effects of Low-Tech and High-Tech Active Student Responding Strategies during History Instruction for Students with SLD
Monem, Ruba; Bennett, Kyle D.; Barbetta, Patricia M.
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v16 n1 p87-106 2018
Instruction in history is important for all students. However, students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) often struggle to learn information in this content area. Instructional strategies proven effective for students with SLD are those that include active student responding (ASR), which are observable, measurable responses to instructional antecedents. Using an alternating treatments design, we compared a low-tech ASR condition (interactive notebook strategy) to a high-tech ASR condition (Quizlet Application on an iPad) used as end-of-session reviews of history content. Participants were seven Hispanic middle school students with SLD. Results showed that all participants made improvements using either ASR method over a series of pretest control probes and that differences between the two conditions were negligible. These results, and implications for practice and future research, are discussed.
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, History Instruction, Educational Strategies, Student Reaction, Responses, Hispanic American Students, Middle School Students, Pretests Posttests, Computer Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Notetaking, Self Contained Classrooms, Research Design, Interrater Reliability, Scores, Student Improvement, Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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