10 Jul How Does Tech Build Learning
The world of tech is ever changing and super fun. I know in our house we have half a dozen iPads, a few more iPhones, e-readers of various sorts, chargers galore, a couple computers and who knows what else in that shelf at the top of the closet. You know the one we never actually get around to cleaning. With so much tech at our fingertips it really would be a shame not to use all those gigabytes to build our children’s learning experiences.
So here at Jolly Books we did a little research for you on How Tech Builds Learning. So take a deep breath and let go of some of the mommy guilt the next time you put your little ones in front of the iPad to get some work done.
- A research study, conducted in Auburn, Maine showed that Kindergartner students using iPads scored much higher on literacy tests than students that didn’t use the device. Source: TUAW
- Those reading-focused iPad apps you’ve been handing to your 3-year-old actually do work. In a recent study from New York University, the popular reading and phonics app Learn With Homer had a measurable impact on the literacy scores of the children who participated. Source: New York University
- A study from KIPP Academy in Houston, TX showed the percentage of students who rated either proficient or advanced (the ‘passing’ rate) was 49% percent higher in the ‘flipped classrooms’ using the iPads than in the traditional classrooms with no iPads. Source: TUAW
- University of California Irvine medical school reported iPad equipped medical students scored 23 percent higher on national exams than previous unequipped classes. Source: MobiHealthNews
- According to Pearson Foundation’s survey More than six in ten college students and high school seniors agree that tablets help students to study more efficiently (66% and 64%) and help students to perform better in classes (64% and 63%). Source: Pearson Foundation
- In a study done by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in California showed that students using iPads saw their math test scores increase 20% in one year compared to students using traditional textbooks. Source: CNN Tech
- A study at Oklahoma State University concluded that 75% of students agreed that the iPad enhanced their learning experience. Source: Oklahoma State University News
- At Northdale Middle School in Coon Rapids, MN, iPads in the classroom have led to increased engagement among disabled students and have accelerated and improved their learning and comprehension. Source: Star Tribune
- Another study centered on an iPad game, Motion Math, has shown that the iPad can help with fundamental math skills. Fifth graders who regularly played the game for 20 minutes per day over a five-day period increased their test scores by 15 percent on average. Source: Game Desk
- According to Open Colleges, 81% of U.S teachers think tablets can enrich classroom learning, and 86% of students believe that tablets can help them to study more efficiently. Source: Open Colleges