Digital media for low-income preschoolers' effective science learning: A study of iPad instructions with a social development approach

Resource Type: Reports & Papers
Author(s): Lee, Lena; Tu, Xintian
Date Issued: 2016
Description: As digital media devices have been increasingly used in early childhood educational settings, this study examined whether the iPad with a Vygotskian social development approach--namely, More Knowledgeable Other--can be integrated into low-income preschool classrooms to improve science learning. An analysis of variance was used to examine the overall improvement and differences in improvement among English language learners, children with special needs, and children without special needs or English language learner status. Results showed that all participants improved their science learning abilities as a consequence of the iPad instruction. Among all groups, English language learner children benefitted more than the other groups, but only with a game that had less verbal directions. There were no significant differences by gender. (author abstract)
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