A multimodal discourse on the use of touch enabled mobile devices for mathematics education
Faculty of Education and Arts
School of Education
The Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) iPads in School Project aimed to investigate how touch enabled mobile devices, iPads, were used in classrooms. This chapter shares findings from the research selected for their relevance for mathematics education. Qualitative and quantitative research was undertaken in ten West Australian classrooms from kindergarten to year ten, over two years. A community of practice model supported teacher reflection "on action" and "in action" aligned to national standards. Self-tracking video devices gathered evidence on how teachers were using iPads in teaching. Videos were analysed and tagged using multimodal discourse analysis software and a research-based checklist to identify effective pedagogical practices using iPads in mathematics education entitled the TIPs Mobile Pedagogies in Mathematics Checklist (Tips-Mobile-Maths) was developed. A series of short vignettes called "i-Stories" were developed. Social networking connected the teachers and was used for dissemination of research findings.