Friday, June 9, 2017

Do Mobile Devices in the Classroom Really Improve Learning Outcomes? - Matthew Lynch, tech Edvocate

Mobile devices as teaching tools are becoming a more and more common part of the American education experience in classrooms, from preschool through graduate school. As far back as 2010, reports were surfacing that mobile apps are not only engaging, but educational, for children as young as preschool. PBS Kids, in partnership with the US Department of Education, found that the vocabulary of kids ages three to seven who played its Martha Speaks mobile app improved up to 31%. Abilene Christian University conducted research around the same time that found math students who used the iOS app “Statistics 1” saw improvement in their final grades. They were also more motivated to finish lessons on mobile devices than through traditional textbooks and workbooks. http://www.thetechedvocate.org/mobile-devices-classroom-really-improve-learning-outcomes-2/

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