ERIC Number: EJ1207857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
The Second Year with iPads. What Have We Learned?
Frazier, Denise K.; Trekles, Anastasia M.; Spores, John M.
Computers in the Schools, v36 n1 p19-37 2019
Technology initiatives bring fear and excitement for students and educators, waning over time as devices lose their novelty, yet research related to long-term 1:1 adoption is lacking. The purpose of this research was to follow up with one Midwestern elementary school during its second year of iPad adoption. A "Qualtrics" survey was used to gather K-5 teacher perceptions. Quantitative and qualitative analyses were used to compare Year One to Year Two. Challenges during Year One included lack of professional development, technology management issues, administrative timing decisions, and poor planning. Success was found with the ability to differentiate instruction, participate in collaborative activities, and improved teacher confidence in classroom device integration. During Year Two, lack of professional development and management and technical issues remain as teachers continue to find the right balance of iPad use in the classroom.
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers, Elementary Schools, Faculty Development, Administrator Role, Planning, Individualized Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
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