Running head: WHAT SCHOOLS MUST LEARN FROM LA’S IPAD DEBACLE 1What Schools Must Learn from LA’s iPad DebacleStudent’s NameInstitutional Affiliation
WHAT SCHOOLS MUST LEARN FROM LAS’S IPAD DEBACLE 2IntroductionToday, the majority of schools are striving to embrace technology as a way of enhancing a learning environment. In the past, the use of technology in schools was highly debated. More so, significant individuals criticized the approach because they felt that modernizing education would result in many negatives in society. However, alongside negatives, there are many positives for making education technology-aided (Lapowsky, 2015). Some of the schools that have implemented various technologies have realized that they improve the education system as well as ways of teaching. Likewise, multiple scholars still research whether the merging of education with modern technologies impacts a student's achievement (Ishebeck, 2017). Typically, the successful use of technology depends on how it is infused in classrooms, as well as its instructional design. Some schools lack knowledge of the proper use of technology, and hence they should focus on the best ways to utilize the given technology. The purpose of this literature review is to examine the use of iPads in the classroom.The Use of iPads in SchoolsThe use of iPads if a form of digital learning that is mainly used in enhancing the learning process (Gliksman, 2017). In kindergartens, this kind of technology is used in developing children's numeracy and literacy skills (Davis, 2019). For instance, kids use the applications on the iPad in sharpening their communication skills, where they learn to type and problem-solving with games and puzzles, among other skills. Most School districts applythis type of digital learning in eliminating paperwork by adopting digital textbooks (Dominican University of California, 2018). Also, technology allows teachers to interact withstudents via homework and tests. Statistics indicate that more than four million students in the US use iPads in a classroom every day (Focus EduVation, 2019). The technology makes iteasier for students to create and access electronic textbooks. However, it is essential to
WHAT SCHOOLS MUST LEARN FROM LAS’S IPAD DEBACLE 3understand that the iPad technology does not make things happen in a classroom, but how it is used. Therefore, instructors are trained on how to maximize iPad capabilities.Benefits of iPads in classrooms. According to Mango (2015), the use of iPads in classrooms is often associated with increased mobility, connectivity, and versatility. Also, the use of iPads increases student engagements, and this results in positive learning outcomes (Tay, 2016). In this context, engagement involves behavioral, cognitive, as well as emotional.