Two educators put the research to the test. When (and how) are iPads most effective?

Popular mobile devices may come and go, but the iPad has remained a hit in the K-12 classroom. But even though they’re in schools, our work with teachers has led us to understand that while many of them would like to use iPads meaningfully in their classrooms, they can’t because of time, access, and training.

So for the past year and a half, we’ve both been working with teachers and university students integrating iPad technology into the classroom in a controlled way. While doing this, we came...

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  • About the Author:

    Jeanne Carey Ingle, Ph.D., is an elementary teacher and instructional coach in the Norwich, CT, public schools. She is also part-time faculty at Eastern Connecticut State University where she specializes in ed-tech integration and teacher training. Follow Jeanne @careyingle.

    Tanya Moorehead, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at Eastern Connecticut State University in the education department. She is a former k-12 special education teacher. She conducts professional developments to support teachers with co-teaching, collaboration, and inclusive teaching strategies.