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Tablets in K-12 Education

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The inclusion of new and emerging technologies in the education sector has been a topic of interest to researchers, educators, and software developers alike in recent years. Utilizing the proper tools in a classroom setting is a critical factor in student success. Tablets in K-12 Education: Integrated Experiences and Implications explores the use of hand-held mobile devices in primary and secondary classrooms to assist in learning, sharing, and communication among students and teachers. With cutting-edge research on pedagogy, practice, and new initiatives for mobile learning devices and applications, this advanced reference source provides educators, technology coordinators, administrators, and other faculty with the resources needed to effectively implement mobile applications in their classrooms.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. SECTION 1: THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL ORIENTATIONS
    2. SECTION 2: THEORETICALLY GROUNDED AND INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO USING TABLETS
    3. SECTION 3: EMPIRICAL RESEARCH STUDIES ON THE EFFECTS OF USING TABLETS IN K-12 CLASSROOMS
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Theoretical and Conceptual Orientations
    1. Chapter 1: From App Attack to Goal-Oriented Tablet Use
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FROM HYPE TO HYPERMEDIA
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: iPad Implementation Approaches in K-12 School Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. STUDY
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Using Mobile Devices Selectively
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONSTRUCTIVIST ORIENTATIONS OF TEACHING WITH AND WITHOUT MOBILE DEVICES
      5. WHAT IS CONSTRUCTIVISM?
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Emerging Use of Tablets in K-12 Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 5: Mobile Devices and Classroom Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FINDINGS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 6: mLearning to Enhance Disaster Preparedness Education in K-12 Schools
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 2: Theoretically Grounded and Innovative Teaching Approaches
    1. Chapter 7: Using Tablets to Teach for Understanding in the Sixth Grade Social Studies Classroom
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. HARNESSING TABLETS TO TEACH FOR UNDERSTANDING
      5. FURTHER RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
      11. APPENDIX A
      12. APPENDIX B
    2. Chapter 8: Use of Tablet Computers and Mobile Apps to Support 21st Century Learning Skills
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. DISCUSSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 9: The iPad
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PROMISES AND PITFALLS OF TABLETS
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 3: Empirical Research Studies on the Effects of Using Tablets in K-12 Classrooms
    1. Chapter 10: The Effects of Interactive Multimedia iPad E-Books on Preschoolers' Literacy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
      5. METHOD
      6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      7. CONCLUSION, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND FURTHER STUDIES
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. APPENDIX A
      11. APPENDIX B
    2. Chapter 11: Planning for and Managing iPads in a PreK-4th Grade Independent, Co-Educational Elementary School
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. PLANNING AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
      6. NEED FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 12: Teaching Mathematics with Tablet PCs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. STUDY DESCRIPTION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 13: A Collective Case Study on Two Speech and Language Impaired Learners with Autism
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. STUDY
      5. DISCUSSIONS, LIMITATIONS, IMPLICATIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 14: Challenge-Based Learning Using iPad Technology in the Middle School
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. A MIXED METHODS STUDY
      5. RESULTS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. SUMMARY
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. APPENDIX
    6. Chapter 15: Practices and Attitudes of Students and Teachers Using iPads in High School Mathematics Classes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. STUDY DESCRIPTION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 16: Integrated Experiences
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INTERVENTION
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. SUMMARY
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
      12. APPENDIX A
      13. APPENDIX B
    8. Chapter 17: Using iPads to Support K-12 Struggling Readers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
      13. APPENDIX A
      14. APPENDIX B
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors