iPads Support Writing and Reading
Children in primary ages learn basic literacy skills at school and they need visual materials supporting their learning. In this case iPad apps gives teacher’s significant teaching strategies to teach them how to read, write and speak correctly during elementary school.
Bonnstette and VanOverbeke (2012) believed “The elementary classroom builds the basis for the content areas and the future success of students. From writing creative stories to fact mastery in mathematics, apps provide an engaging and interactive platform for learning.” (p. 3429).
Additionally, iPad apps help students to work cooperatively and independently. Gasparini (2011) mentioned that “iPads have also worked great for independent tasks that students could practice (using a variety of Apps for creativity, 3D viewing, searching or simply working with curriculum)”(p. 49) with technology students will get the knowledge and skills faster and easier because technology tools have many diverse and appealing ways for students to learn. McClanahan et al., (2012) said “technologies have come to redefine literacy in school, work and home” (p. 20) and it makes learning seem easier for students.
A large number of people in this generation are spending less time watching television and reading a paper books and more of their time on playing games, texting, using the computer and accessing the Internet. Those devices were essential to engaging students in their learning (Geist, 2011). iPads have many apps that are helpful for students to improve their skills in reading and writing. The educational community should consider using iPads apps as a significant factor for enhancing student learning (Geist, 2011).
Using iPads for learning in the classroom provides improved individual and cooperative learning; its capability allows a variety of functions and multimedia access. Apple has created many educational apps for students, including access to games, pictures, personal web or apps that have been shown effective to learning, in more creative ways; its architecture allows programs to be appropriate with other Apple products, improving sharing and cooperation (Omiterue, 2012).
Furthermore, the most effective characteristic of the iPad is the capability to adapt and produce different contents via their applications (Gasparini, 2011). McCombs and Liu (2011) believed that “understanding the impact of iPad in the delivery of curricula will help educators develop efficient and effective course materials” (p. 522) and this also helps the schools district to know what hardware support and maintenance funding and have a high quality for students and teachers to use it in schools.
Students prefer eBooks and their associated apps for reading because they can change the story or change the characters as they are reading. This motivates students to want to read because they can make the story about themselves;...