Give Every PK Student an iPad?

Location: Room 217D

Participate and share

[Participate and share : Interactive lecture]

Monday, June 26, 1:30–2:30 pm
Location: Room 217D

Tiffany Clawson   Dr. Wesley Fryer   Nancy Neff   Dawn Pearce   Holly Stilwell  
Hear about the lessons learned from a 1:1 iPad literacy project at Maryetta School in Stilwell, Oklahoma. We'll share our project goals related to improving students’ English literacy, Cherokee language literacy and digital literacy. We'll also share PK media projects in English and Cherokee.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: A participant backchannel using will be used during the session to solicit audience feedback, questions, and related resources during the presentation. This website is accessible from any device's mobile browser, and an account or login for participants is not required.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: BYOD/1:1 instructional programs
Grade level: PK-2
Subject area: Language arts
ISTE Standards: Students : Creative communicator
Teachers : Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
Students : Knowledge constructor
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand

Digital tote resources

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

1. Elevate audience perceptions of the ways PreK students can demonstrate their literacy skills in multiple languages using digital tablets and apps supporting multimedia content creation
2. Highlight the variety of innovative and engaging lesson activities which PreK students can complete to acquire and develop language fluency in Cherokee as well as English
3. Showcase "best practice" integrated technology lessons in PreK classrooms using teacher-created eBook templates
4. Inspire audience members to replicate "school literacy nights" which showcase student literacy skills and digital literacy projects


1. Provide a brief overview of the Literacy3 project goals and implementation strategies to enhance PreK students' English language literacy, Cherokee Language Literacy, and digital literacy
2. Highlight a variety of PreK student multimedia projects which demonstrate language fluency skills
3. Reflect together on lessons learned in the past 3 years of 1:1 project implementation with PreK students, parents and teachers

Supporting research

Beschorner, Beth, and Amy Hutchison. "iPads as a Literacy Teaching Tool in Early Childhood." Online Submission 1.1 (2013): 16-24.

Flewitt, Rosie, David Messer, and Natalia Kucirkova. "New directions for early literacy in a digital age: The iPad." Journal of Early Childhood Literacy (2014): 1468798414533560.

Kemper, Kevin R. "15 Cultural Hybridity, Resilience and the Communication of Contemporary Cherokee Culture through Mobile Technologies." Indigenous People and Mobile Technologies 31 (2015): 239.

McNabb, Mary, Mark Hawkes, and Ullik Rouk. "Critical Issues in Evaluating the Effectiveness of Technology." (1999).

Milman, Natalie B., Angela Carlson-Bancroft, and Amy Vanden Boogart. "iPads in a PreK-4th independent school–year 1–enhancing engagement, collaboration, and differentiation across content areas." ISTE conference. San Diego, CA. 2012.

Milman, Natalie B., Angela Carlson-Bancroft, and Amy E. Vanden Boogart. "Planning for and Managing iPads in a PreK-4th Grade Independent, Co-Educational Elementary School." Tablets in K-12 Education: Integrated Experiences and Implications: Integrated Experiences and Implications (2014): 156.

Stone-MacDonald, Angi. "Using iPad Applications to Increase Literacy Skills for Children PreK to Grade 3 With Disabilities." Young Exceptional Children 18.3 (2015): 3-18.



Tiffany Clawson, Maryetta Public School

Dr. Wesley Fryer, Casady School

Dr. Wesley Fryer is the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. As a teacher, author, speaker, EdCamp organizer, and digital storyteller, Wes supports innovation, creativity, STEM, and engaged learning in schools.

Nancy Neff, Maryetta Public Schools

Dawn Pearce, University of Central Oklahoma

Holly Stilwell, Maryetta School

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