Adopting a systemic approach to the instructional integration of mobile devices: The Case Study of a Primary School in Cyprus
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The research discussed here comes from an ongoing multifaceted two-year program designed to explore the potential of tablet technologies for enhancing mathematics teaching and learning at the primary school level. The program is taking place within a public primary school in Cyprus, and aims at the effective integration of tablet technologies within the mathematics school curriculum. It has adopted a systemic approach to the introduction of mobile devices in the school setting that focuses on the broad preparation and on-going engagement of all key stakeholders involved in the educational process. In the article, we report on the main experiences gained from the first year of the program. We describe the content and structure of the program, and discuss its impact on teachers' knowledge, skills, and confidence in incorporating tablet technologies within the mathematics curriculum.