Although personal technology is consistently used by students and teachers, meaningful use of technology for instruction may not be feasible without providing teachers specific training and support. One university is providing workshops, feedback through coursework, and hands-on training to teacher candidates and local area teachers. In addition, the program trains teachers in appropriate uses of the mini-iPad and lends technology, including mini-iPads and switches with wireless interfaces, for the teacher candidates and interns to use in practicum and internship settings.
Connor, C., & Beard, L. A. (2015). Increasing Meaningful Assistive Technology Use in the Classrooms. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 3(9), 640–642. https://doi.org/10.13189/ujer.2015.030908