Exploring Teachers’ Use of Tablet Technology in the Classroom: Tools for Motivating At-risk Learners

By Laura Dees, Misty LaCour and Robert Lockwood.

Published by The International Journal of Technologies in Learning

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This research study utilized a mixed-methods approach to explore how teachers typically use tablets in the classroom and how the use of this technology meets the needs of at-risk learners. The participants of the study were forty-one in-field P-12 educators in the southeastern United States. The results of this study indicated the frequency by which teachers use tablets to support classroom instruction as well as the specific uses of tablet technology in the classroom. The study results also indicated teachers’ specific applications for effectively implementing tablets in their classrooms. In addition, teachers’ perceptions of the effectiveness of tablets in supporting the learning for at-risk students in the classroom was explored.

Keywords: Technology, Tablets, Student Motivation, At-risk Students

The International Journal of Technologies in Learning, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp.1-9. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: February 9, 2017 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 309.590KB)).

Dr. Laura Dees

Professor, Teacher Education and Education Leadership, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida, USA

Dr. Misty LaCour

Professor, School of Education, Kaplan University, Magnolia, Arkansas, USA

Dr. Robert Lockwood

Professor, School of Education, Kaplan University, Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA