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Gaming In The Social Studies Classroom: Student Perceptions Of Learning History With Mobile Media, Amie Musselman, Michael Edward Hess, Charles L. Lowery Oct 2018

Gaming In The Social Studies Classroom: Student Perceptions Of Learning History With Mobile Media, Amie Musselman, Michael Edward Hess, Charles L. Lowery

Journal of Research Initiatives

Mobile media is the over-arching term for handheld devices with internet capabilities such as smartphones and tablets. This multifaceted, handheld technology is common amongst teens and young adults. Specifically, individuals between ages 18 and 29 are primarily wireless internet users and owners of cell phones, 81%, and 93% respectively. This study addresses the question: what are public high school students' perceptions of mobile media in a social studies classroom? Of particular interest in this work is a better understanding of how mobile devices affect student interest and enjoyment during a World War II lesson. Traditionally, social studies instruction is heavily ...