Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(6), pp. 965 - 971
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050609
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How Do Second Grade Students in Primary Schools Use and Perceive Tablets?


Halit Karalar 1,*, Sabri Sidekli 2
1 Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology, Faculty of Education, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Turkey
2 Department of Elementary Education, Faculty of Education, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

In the life of students who are named digitally born in this era, tablets have a crucial role. The aim of this study, which is designed as a case study model, is to determine the use of tablet by second grade students and it aims to reveal their perception towards tablets via metaphors. 63-second grade students are participated in this study in spring semester in 2015-2016 in Muğla regarding convenient sampling method. The data for the study is gathered via a written form including students' background information and open-ended questions that is developed by the researchers of this study. The data are analyzed via content analysis methods. As a result of the study, it is determined that parents mostly restrict the use of tablets by their children; moreover students prefer reading printed books to digital ones and they prefer playing with their friends in parks to playing games in their tablets; additionally it is determined that the students in this study use tablets for the aim of playing games, searching, watching videos and doing homework, however they rarely use tablets in order to read books, listen to music and take photographs. Besides, it is seen that the students have a positive aspect for using tablets, and they develops 24 metaphors under 4 main themes.

KEYWORDS
Primary Schools, Second Grade Students, Technology Integration, Tablet

Cite this paper
Halit Karalar , Sabri Sidekli . "How Do Second Grade Students in Primary Schools Use and Perceive Tablets?." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.6 (2017) 965 - 971. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050609.