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Mobile learning in the Pre-K classroom: Using participatory evaluation to inform practice

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American Evaluators Association Annual Conference / Denver, CO

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Conference Proceeding


Mobile technologies are being used to address education inequality through various policies and practices across the nation. Many districts are attempting to close the achievement gap by giving students with limited social and economic resources access to mobile devices for use at school and home. Unfortunately, many teachers are given mobile devices to use in their classrooms without adequate support to implement them. Therefore, one of the researchers, with the assistance of the classroom teachers, used participatory evaluation to inform the selection of iPad applications to improve PreK students' emergent literacy and early math skills in a rural, public charter school in Florida.

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