Perceptions of Digital Tools and Creativity in the Classroom

Abstract:

We explore how digital tools can support children’s creativity in classroom. In response to a growing need for tools to support children’s digital literacy, we take a step forward to explore digital tools to support children’s digital creativity. We draw insights from interviewing twelve K-6 teachers about their experience using digital tools in the classroom. Findings uncover teachers’ perceptions of the role digital tools play in the classroom, intersections between accessibility, usability, and developmental appropriateness of digital tools. The paper generates insights on the role of digital tools used by teachers, pedagogic methods, school contexts, and access to interactive technology.

Reference:

Vishkaie, R., Shively, K., and Wessel Powell, C. (2019). Perception of Digital Tools and Creativity in the Classroom. International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence, 9(4), pp-pp.

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