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Tuning in With Technology

Tuning in With Technology
Lisa A. DiekerUniversity of Central FloridaLauren DelisioUniversity of Central FloridaCaitlyn A. BukatyUniversity of Central Florida

What Really Works In Engagement in the Elementary Classroom

Enhancing Engagement via Technology

Your principal just called you into her office to let you know that she is going to give you a whole class set of iPads. She is excited to see how you’ll use it and knows the school board will be looking forward to some incredible student outcomes. As you leave the office with a tentative smile on your lips, you think, “What do I do with iPads and a bunch of first graders?” None of your lessons are digital. None of your curriculum describes how to use tablets for instruction. But ...

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