Elementary tablet integration: lessons learned from a case study


More and more teachers are planning and implementing the integration of tablets into teaching. However, the effectiveness of such initiatives does not depend on the simple adoption of the devices, but on the ways teachers use them in the classroom. Therefore, it is pivotal to look at successful experiences to inspire and guide teachers’ methodological choices. This article is aimed at primary school teachers and presents the outcomes of a case study in a Swedish school context experienced in one-to-one (1:1) learning with tablets. The study showed a varied and dynamic way of teaching in terms of methodologies, instruments, and learning settings in which tablet use is predominantly associated with collaborative and active tasks.