Technology Integration in the Primary Grades: Enhancing Literacy Instruction Through iPads and Teacher Professional Development
Heather Monroe-Ossi, Tiffany Ohlson, Stephanie Wehry, Cheryl Fountain, Florida Institute of Education at the University of North Florida, 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
The integration of technology and literacy is essential to developing 21st century skills to create successful learners. In this presentation, presenters will describe how iPads are being utilized by primary grade teachers to enhance literacy instruction in their classrooms. Participants will: (1) gain knowledge of the iPad as an instructional tool to provide differentiation using multiple modalities and groupings, and (2) become more knowledgeable about choosing and using appropriate apps for instructional purposes. Using interactive techniques to promote adult learning, presenters will model use of iPads with various groupings, model use of specific apps chosen to differentiate learning for children, describe technological support essential to beginning iPad use, provide criteria for choosing appropriate apps, and provide opportunities for teachers to reflect and ask questions via VoiceThread, an online multimedia tool.
Monroe-Ossi, H., Ohlson, T., Wehry, S. & Fountain, C. (2013). Technology Integration in the Primary Grades: Enhancing Literacy Instruction Through iPads and Teacher Professional Development. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4404-4407). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).