Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Physical education for children -- Computer-assisted instruction; Physical education for children -- Effect of technological innovations on; Motor ability in children; Perceptual-motor learning;
The purpose of this project was to investigate the effects of integrating 1: 1 iPads into a Physical Education unit. The participants of this project were twenty-five six-graders, randomly assigned into an experimental and a control group, a physical education teacher and a technology teacher (teacher researcher). The preliminary finding from this one-month pilot study revealed a significant difference of the qualities of work between the two groups as a result of the implementation of iPads as a motivation factor for the experimental group. It also showed the classroom dynamics were better off with the experimental group when students and teachers were interacting and learning along side each other. Limitations and recommendations for integrating iPads into various curricula are discussed.
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©2014 Tyler M. Hellmann
Hellmann, Tyler M., "Integrating iPads into the elementary physical education curriculum" (2014). Graduate Research Papers. 130.