The Effect of an iPad for Every Student
Lisa Adams, Chia-Jung Chung, California State University, Sacramento, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: Abstract: This paper is a report a study currently being conducted in a graduate level course at Sacramento State University. This mixed methods study will be examining the use of iPads in a 5th grade mathematics class in a one-to-one learning format. The 2012-2013 school year will be the first time iPads will be introduced to this school. Learning outcomes are being compared to learning outcomes for the previous year’s 5th graders as well as the scores of the current 5th graders in their 4th grade year compared to other children across California. Based on initial observations by the teacher and principal students have shown increased engagement, mathematical aptitude and technical skill. This study hypothesizes increased benchmark scores of the students after the application of the iPad into classroom this year. This study will seek to show the benefits that iPads can have on the learning outcomes in math students and encourage school districts and administrators to consider iPad purchases for their classrooms.
Adams, L. & Chung, C.J. (2013). The Effect of an iPad for Every Student. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3569-3572). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).