M.A. Special Education
Language, Literacy, and Special Education
College of Education
English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers; Reading; Tablet computers
Elementary Education and Teaching
The purpose of this research was to (a) examine the effects of using iPad technology to teach high frequency Dolch sight words, in terms of identification and application, to beginner English language learners (ELLs), and (b) evaluate satisfaction and motivation among participants in the use of iPads in sight word acquisition. The participants consisted of two fourth grade and one third grade English as a second language students (ESLs). A multiple baseline single subject design with AB phases was used. During the baseline, each participant's performance was assessed using flashcards and cloze sentences. Their scores were recorded. During the intervention, each student was taught the sight word categories using the Pixopop Sight Word and Spelling app. The results showed that each student increased scores in both word identification and application when using the iPad app. Using handheld technology devices, such as iPads, is discussed and recommended to teach ELLs.
Funaro, Samantha, "The effects on using ipads in teaching sight words to English Language Learners" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 308.