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Friday, June 15, 2012

iPads in the Classroom--The student perspective; data!

The student responses to the iPad survey are as follows.  I'll just give the raw numbers in this post, then talk about what I think it all means in a subsequent one, and pull together some of the non-number responses (i.e.: app suggestions and commentary).

A total of 50 students, all juniors at BHS enrolled in AP World History, responded to the survey.

1) Did the iPad help you to accomplish tasks more efficiently?
     Yes          25
     No           11
     Neutral    14

2) Has the iPad helped you to be more organized?
     Yes          32
     No           10
     Neutral      8

3)Did you use the iPad to help you keep track of assignments?
    Yes           26
    No            19
    Neutral       5

4) Did you find that the iPad helped you to recall facts better?
    Yes          16
    No           20
    Neutral    14

5) Did the iPad help you to make connections between concepts/facts/events better?
    Yes          14
    No           15
    Neutral    21

6) Did the iPad help you to analyze concepts better/easier than before you had an iPad?
    Yes         14
    No          20
    Neutral   16

7) Did the iPad help you to explore different perspectives in new/better ways?
    Yes         25
    No           9
    Neutral  16

8) Did the iPad help you to understand difficult topics?
    Yes        17
    No         17
    Neutral  16

9) Did the iPad help you to visualize solutions/answers when confronted with academic problems?
   Yes         18
   No          16
   Neutral   16

10) Did the iPad help you to express yourself clearly?
    Yes        11
    No         17
   Neutral   22

11)  Did the iPad help you to articulate answers in a different way than you had before?
   Yes         19
   No          14
   Neutral   17

12)  Did the iPad help you to participate in class more than you did before?
   Yes           8
   No          36
   Neutral     6

13)  Did the iPad help you to show your teachers that you understand the material?
    Yes         16
    No          20
    Neutral   14

14) Did the iPad help you work with class material in a more tangible way?
     Yes         26
     No          11
     Neutral   13

15) Did the iPad help you feel the course content was more "real" or authentic or applicable to your life?
     Yes           9
     No          25
     Neutral   16

16) Did the iPad impact your attention in class: 1 it hurt my ability to pay attention, 10 it made it more possible for me to pay attention
     1     2     3     4     5      6     7     8     9     10
     7     1     7     5    16     7     3     2     1     1


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