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iPad Integration in the Primary Grades: Enhancing Literacy Instruction Through Teacher Professional Development PROCEEDINGS

, , , , Florida Institute of Education at the University of North Florida, United States

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Victoria, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-03-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

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, (2) become more knowledgeable about choosing and using appropriate apps for instructional purposes, (3) gain knowledge of the various grouping methods conducive to iPad use. Presenters will describe technological support essential to beginning iPad use, provide criteria for choosing appropriate apps, provide opportunities for participants to discuss educational apps supportive of individual learning outcomes, and provide opportunities for teachers to reflect and ask questions via VoiceThread, an online multimedia tool.

Citation

Monroe-Ossi, H., Ohlson, T., Wehry, S. & Fountain, C. (2013). iPad Integration in the Primary Grades: Enhancing Literacy Instruction Through Teacher Professional Development. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (pp. 2175-2178). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).