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ERIC Number: EJ991227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-5754
First Graders with iPads?
Getting, Sara; Swainey, Karin
Learning & Leading with Technology, v40 n1 p24-27 Aug 2012
Giving iPads to first graders is a leap of faith that many teachers are understandably hesitant to take, especially if their students need immediate reading intervention and school leaders want guaranteed results. This article discusses how the authors took on the challenge of improving elementary reading using iPads, found surprising success for their youngest at-risk readers, and learned some interesting things along the way. Their decision to use iPads to improve student reading was a step into the unknown, but they found the benefits far outweighed the risks. They set out to determine if using iPads would help increase reading achievement with their two lowest reading groups during the 2010-11 academic year at Hilltop Elementary School in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, USA. (Contains 3 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota