Transitioning to the Common Core: Incorporating iPads into Reading/English Language Arts
Toni Carr, Tracy Prater, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, 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: As schools move toward the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, technology will permeate ways that students gain knowledge. Students will utilize technology such as mobile devices to enhance reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. Mobile learning devices (iPads) provide benefits for students including:(a) improved pedagogy,(b) deeper students motivation,(c) access to content and decreased access gap,(d) easy review of content,(e) augmented student-driven learning,(f) differentiated learning,(g)increased collaborative learning,and(h)improved communication. iPads have been introduced and incorporated into English/Language Arts instruction at Sunset Elementary to support students with reading, producing/publishing writing, and speaking/listening skills according to the Maryland Common Core Curriculum Frameworks. Since the iPads were introduced at Sunset Elementary, students have experienced a broader array of learning opportunities and increased engagement in the classroom aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Carr, T. & Prater, T. (2013). Transitioning to the Common Core: Incorporating iPads into Reading/English Language Arts. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3855-3858). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).