M.A. Special Education
Language, Literacy, and Special Education
College of Education
Tablet computers; English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers
Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to examine if English language learners (ELLs) would increase their vocabulary scores in the areas of word recognition, word meaning, and word application when iPads were used during vocabulary instruction. Five at risk third graders enrolled in the school's ELL program participated in the study. All students demonstrated weak English vocabulary skills in the tests during the baseline. During the intervention, 36 vocabulary words selected from the 3rd grade's Dolch word list were taught using flashcards and practiced using the iPad application: Learning Touch Sight Words Pro. All students were assessed weekly and their vocabulary scores increased in the areas of word recognition, word meaning, and word application during the intervention. Using the iPad seems to provide a successful avenue for ELLs in learning English vocabulary words.
Janice, Rachel, "Using iPads in vocabulary instruction for elementary English language learners" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 266.