ERIC Number: EJ861024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
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Comparison of the Effects of SMART Board Technology and Flash Card Instruction on Sight Word Recognition and Observational Learning
Mechling, Linda C.; Gast, David L.; Thompson, Kimberly L.
Journal of Special Education Technology, v23 n1 2008-2009
This study compared the effectiveness of SMART Board, interactive whiteboard technology and traditional flash cards in teaching reading in a small-group instructional arrangement. Three students with moderate intellectual disabilities were taught to read grocery store aisle marker words under each condition. Observational learning (students learning other group members' words) was also assessed across each condition. The effectiveness of the two procedures was evaluated using an adapted alternating-treatments design (AATD) across two conditions and replicated across students. Results indicated that both SMART Board and flash card instruction were effective in teaching target sight words. However, students read a greater percentage of observational words when words were presented using SMART Board technology.
Descriptors: Reading, Moderate Mental Retardation, Sight Vocabulary, Observational Learning, Visual Aids, Word Recognition, Instructional Materials, Reading Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Disabilities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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