Rapidly changing technology has the potential to directly impact student learning and reading engagement. DCPS piloted a program with Kindle eReaders in two middle schools. The goal of this program was to explore the impact of Kindle use on middle school students' motivation to read.
Pilot participants were from eighth-grade English inclusion classes at Hart Middle School and Read 180 classes at Deal Middle School. The information shared through this project explores the advantages and challenges of using Kindles in these education settings and gives potential users general information about integrating this technology into their instructional programs.
Since this pilot was limited to Kindles, we would like to offer several resources that might help you consider which device will most align to the needs of your school and students.