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Middle School Teachers’ Perceptions of iPad Use in the Classroom
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, , Canisius College, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, TX, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-27-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This study examined the perceptions of middle school teachers on the use of iPads in their classrooms instruction. The participants, 53 middle school teachers in the Northeast USA, responded to an online type survey. Data analysis included open and axial coding for identification of themes and patterns. The results showed that the majority of teachers believed that the iPads played a significant role in the teaching-learning process to engage students in the classroom. Some participants however, responded with concerns that iPads caused student distraction and allowed off-task behaviors in the classroom.

Citation

Oigara, J. & Ferguson, J. (2017). Middle School Teachers’ Perceptions of iPad Use in the Classroom. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1732-1740). Austin, TX, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 17, 2019 from .

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