Appropriate technology in STEM education: Using a rubric to assess iPad apps

Mary M Capraro, Sandra B Nite, Mahati Koplara, Robert M Capraro, James Morgan, Luciana R Barroso

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Mathematics apps support learning by providing an adjustable learning pace, difficulty level, content-based engaging activities and at times instant feedback. This paper summarizes an attempt to help teachers assess the usefulness of iPad apps for possible use in their classroom. Through a teacher grant middle school mathematics teachers were given iPads. Use of a rubric allowed teachers to evaluate each app across a number of dimensions, each addressing a different domain related to the implementation into a particular class and usefulness of the app to students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-LEARN 2015
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventE-Learn 2015 - World Conference on E-Learning - Kona, Hawaii, United States
Duration: 19 Oct 201522 Oct 2015 (Recorded talks)


ConferenceE-Learn 2015 - World Conference on E-Learning
Country/TerritoryUnited States
OtherThis 20th annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education sectors.
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