Lauren Bledsoe

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Master of Education (MEd)

MA Concentration

Educational Technology, Innovative Learning


English Language Learners, ELLs, Technology, ipads, Computers, Reading, Literacy


Roger Pence, Pamela A. Redmond, Jim O'Connor


English Language Learners are the fastest growing population in today's public schools. They have statistically proven to be lower scoring academically than non English language learners in their same grades. Studies have shown the importance for these students to become proficient readers by the third grade in order to lessen the chance of future failure and potentially dropping out of high school. Due to this, kindergarten, first and second grades become vital years for these ELL ii students. Technology has shown to be a beneficial tool in order to boost English language development for these below basic students. Through the use of computers and ipads, students are able to gain reading readiness skills and build confidence in a safe environment and without judgment. With this population continuing to grow, it is a challenge for teachers to reach the needs of all students. With the use of technology, students can become more successful in reaching their full potential.

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