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Interactive Whiteboards are increasing in numbers in several classrooms across the country. This newer form of technology may be beneficial for students who prefer a unique learning style technique. This study involves six kindergarten English language learners who received technological instruction using an interactive whiteboard to learn phonemic segmentation. After completing a DIBELS pre-test, students received one phonemic segmentation lesson per week on an interactive whiteboard. These lessons occurred over a six-week period of time. In addition, pre-test and post-test DIBELS scores were analyzed to determine if the phonemic segmentation skills of my kindergarten English language learners increased by using an interactive whiteboard to teach this skill. The results of this study demonstrated that for five out of my six kindergarten ELLs , their DIBELS test scores did show an increase, thus indicating that an interactive whiteboard can be valuable to use for students who are learning phonemic segmentation.
Olson, Rebecca, "Using electronic whiteboards to teach phonemic segmentation to kindergarten English language learners" (2010). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 429.