iPad som pedagogiskt verktyg i grundsärskolan
Några lärares beskrivningar av hur de arbetar med iPad i ämnet svenska
The aim of this study is investigating how some Elementary School teachers of special classes describe how they use iPad as an educational tool when teaching Swedish. To find out I have carried out an interview investigation. I have analyzed results using theoretical concepts from the sociocultural perspective, scaffolding and artefacts.The cummulative result shows that teachers describe that they practice linguistic consciousness and that pupils are trained in writing Swedish in this subject. Another result shows how all teachers describe that they work face-to-face with pupils using iPads in Swedish lessons. Further results show how teachers present possibilities of using iPad as an educational tool when teaching Swedish. Finally, a result shows how all teachers describe that they have few or no applications supporting cooperations when pupils are using iPad during lessons of Swedish. Simultaneously, possibilities are shown how to use iPad towards supporting cooperation among classmates. In relation to studies by others, in my literacy review, a similar result is shown. iPad facilitates writing and pupils need the support of teachers when working. iPad is userfriendly, for instance for pupils experiencing motor activity difficulties and it may open up for cooperation with or without applications.