Thursday, April 16
11:00-11:30 AM

Teacher Readiness for 1 to 1 Learning Devices in the K-8 Classroom: Lessons Learned

Full Paper ID: 45077
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    Jason Hodgson
    California State University, Fresno
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    Tirsa Tovar
    California State University, Fresno
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    Jocelyn Hively
    California State University, Fresno
  4. Linda Hauser
    California State University, Fresno
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    Glenn DeVoogd
    California State University, Fresno

Abstract: The study expanded on existing research in teacher readiness for 1 to 1 learning devices via qualitative exploration of lessons learned from surrounding 1 to 1 school districts. Combined with results from existing research, findings showed the following are critical for enhancing teacher readiness and effectively integrating 1 to 1 learning devices in classrooms: clearly articulating district technology initiatives, updating hardware and software, providing differentiated professional development on integrating technology with added application time, and creating a plan to update and maintain the technology infrastructure. Effective pedagogy and professional development are paramount to classroom effectiveness regardless of the initiative.

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