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Mobile Technology Tools in Action: Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of using iPads with Students in a Non-Profit After School Program

, , University of Florida, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Record type: PROCEEDINGS

Abstract

Few studies have provided preservice teachers with opportunities to use iPads in authentic settings with K-12 students even though this may be the most important of all experiences for preservice teachers (Rhodes, 2013). This study examines preservice teachers’ perceptions of using iPads with Kindergarten through third grade students participating in a not for profit afterschool tutoring program. The study involved 77 preservice teachers enrolled in a technology integration course at a large southeastern university. Preliminary findings note preservice teachers’ increased awareness of how iPads can be used as a teaching tool.

Citation

Ruggles, K. & Dawson, K. (2014). Mobile Technology Tools in Action: Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of using iPads with Students in a Non-Profit After School Program. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1693-1696). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 26, 2019 from .

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