Share Paper: Literacy Teachers Using iPads in Clinical Settings

  1. Barbara Laster, Towson University, United States
  2. Joan Rhodes, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
  3. Judith Wilson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Thursday, March 29 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Edison Ballroom D

Abstract: The TPACK framework provided the structure for an examination of technology at five university-based reading clinics across the United States. Teachers were asked how they use iPad apps as part of their instructional sessions with K-12 learners. Client case studies were artifacts that confirmed which apps were used in literacy instruction. The teachers (n=117) identified the specific needs of their clients, reported which apps they used, and identified why they selected a particular app. Among other findings, word level skills (phonics, word recognition, spelling, & phonemic awareness) comprised 26% of the apps used. Comprehension (literal, inferential, applied, and using text ...