School Readiness: Outcomes & ApproachesHandouts AvailableISTE Conference June 2012Lilla Dale McManis, Ph.D. email@example.com Copyright 2012
Background• Long history showing connection between ‘traditional’ technology and positive outcomes for early learners.• Much less known about interactive technologies.• Our framework focuses on – Usability – Appropriate content and – Attention to how young children best learn.
Two Studies w/ Preschoolers• Focus on language/literacy & math.• Similar amount of instructional time (about 6 months).• Pre- and post-testing with standardized assessments.• One with IWB and one with touchscreen computer.• IWB activities more teacher-guided. Touchscreen activities more computer-assisted.
IWB• 8 school district pre-k classrooms.• 1 hour per week.