Tablet Technology for Educators
Hope Jordan, Elizabeth Hunter, I Cinthia Lee, Mervyn Wighting, M. Gail Derrick, Regent University, United States
Global Learn, in Limerick, Ireland Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Abstract: With the increasing use of mobile technology in society in general, there is a growing need to intentionally use this technology with 21st century learners in our schools. Tablet technology has advanced in the last few years and use of these devices to best utilize digital learning in schools is gaining interest. As early as pre-school, small children intuitively swipe their fingers across the screen of their parent’s phones and tablets as they try to engage the world of technology. Older children often possess more skill in using mobile devices than their teachers. These childhood experiences go far beyond just watching video or playing games. Are teachers prepared to intentionally use tablet technology in the classroom to best use technology to enhance instruction and assessment? How can teacher preparation programs provide experiences that will enrich instruction and assessment in a digital era?
Jordan, H., Hunter, E., Lee, I.C., Wighting, M. & Derrick, M.G. (2016). Tablet Technology for Educators. In Proceedings of Global Learn-Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 94-100). Limerick, Ireland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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