One-to-one iPad Technology in the Middle School Mathematics and Science Classrooms

Sharon Grace Bixler
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Computer technology (CT) for student use is a popular avenue for school districts to pursue in their goal to attain higher academic achievement. The purpose of this study is to examine the use of iPads in a one-to-one setting, where every student has his own device 24/7, to determine the effects, if any, on academic achievement in the areas of mathematics and science. This comparison study used hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) to examine three middle schools in a private school district. Two of the schools have implemented a one-to-one iPad program with their sixth through eighth grades and the third school uses computers on limited occasions in the classroom and in a computer lab setting. The questions addressed were what effect, if any, do the implementation of a one-to-one iPad program and a teacher’s perception of his use of constructivist teaching strategies have on student academic achievement in the mathematics and science middle school classrooms. The research showed that although the program helped promote the use of constructivist activities through the use of technology, the one-to-one iPad initiative had no effect on academic achievement in the middle school mathematics and science classrooms.


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Computer technology (CT) for student use is a popular avenue for school districts to pursue in their goal to attain higher academic achievement. The purpose of this study is to examine the use of iPads in a one-to-one setting, where every student has his

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Bixler, S. (2019). One-to-one iPad technology in the middle school mathematics and science classrooms. International Journal of Technology in Education and Science (IJTES), 3(1), 1-18.


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