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Technology

Tabitha Cartwright
tabithamcartwright@gmail.com
The Impact of
on Literacy Instruction


Integrating digital technologies into literacy
instruction and equipping students with the
new literacy skills needed for reading, writing,
and communicating in digital environments is
already a priority for many literacy teachers
Hutchinson, Beschorner, & Schmidt-Crawford, 2012, p.16

Constructivist
Theory
Technology can be used to...
Collaborate with other students
to form new ideas
Construct knowledge independently
Create personalized learning
experiences

Technology
Self-regulated
learning
Collaboration
Personalized
learning
Differentiation
Engagement
Innovation
Motivation
Access to
information
Benets of

TPACK
Technological Pedagogical
Content Knowledge


Technological
Knowledge


Content
Knowledge
Pedagogical
Knowledge




- Selection of a framework for integrating
technology
- How technology can be used to change the
learning experience
- Various types of technology and their uses in
the classroom
- The ways that literacy skills can be enhanced
by the use of technology
From Relevant
Research

Student Work

Qualitative
Approach
Section II: Methods
Target student needs
and learning goals
T
E
Determined skills
necessary for literacy
C
H
Examine tech
choices and decide
what to use
Chose iPad
applications to support
literacy skills
Create opportunities to
integrate technology into
instruction
Developed activities to
integrate applications
into skill instruction
Handle implementation
and monitor impact on
student learning
Provided instruction
on applications and
observed student use
Literacy Skills
That can benet from technology in the classroom
Note-taking Visualization
Questioning Sequencing Summarizing
Vocabulary

Data
Collection
Focus Group
Interviews
Observational
Field Notes
Student
Surveys
Researchers
Journal


Used in Research

iPad
Apps
iBooks
Note-Taking
Annotating
Writing


Used in Research

iPad
Apps
Noteability
Note-Taking
Annotating
Writing


Used in Research

iPad
Apps
Popplet
Vocabulary
Visualization


Used in Research

iPad
Apps
Haiku Deck
Questioning
Flip Fold

Data
Section III: Findings

Analysis

Findings
Themes in Data Findings:

1. Positive changes in dispositions towards literacy
tasks
2. Observed increased motivation towards class
participation
3. Gains in student perceptions of their progress
4. No obvious correlation between technology use
and success at literacy tasks.

Limitations
1. Connection between student motivation and
technology use

2. Connection between student success and
technology use.


Conclusion
- Research conducted on the use of technology in
the classroom can serve as benecial to teachers in
a variety of contexts.
- Examining the work of researchers on this topic
can provide a number of methods for educators
considering the integration of instructional
technology, specically frameworks and possible
challenges they might encounter.