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Into The Cloud: How Professional Development And Leadership Relate To Technology Implementation, Jessica Iovinelli Jun 2020

Into The Cloud: How Professional Development And Leadership Relate To Technology Implementation, Jessica Iovinelli

Dissertations

The skills necessary for 21st century society and the information age require that schools reevaluate their mission, vision, and goals to reflect how they will prepare students for the demands of a world in which immediate access to droves of information has led to increased value placed on what Tony Wagner (2008) has defined as the “seven survival skills”: critical thinking and problem-solving; collaboration and leading by influence; agility and adaptability; initiative and entrepreneurship; effective communication; accessing and analyzing information; and curiosity and imagination. For many districts and schools, the response has been adding technology to the menu of initiatives ...


Rethinking Gaming & Representation Within Digital Pedagogy: An Instructor’S Guide, Anthony Wheeler Jun 2020

Rethinking Gaming & Representation Within Digital Pedagogy: An Instructor’S Guide, Anthony Wheeler

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This work fully analyzes the creation process and implementation of a deeply-structured social commentary in the form of a digital interactive-fiction, created in the open software known as Twine. My co-developer, Raven Gomez, and I created a game that explores the challenges of navigating spaces within higher education as someone who identifies as something considered to be “other” by the standards of the common Western curriculum. Once the infrastructure of the product itself is outlined, this work follows students in an English Composition I course throughout their experiences creating digital interactive-fiction games based on pivotal moments in their lives that ...


Student-Created Videos As Esl Homework Assignments, Griffin Childers May 2020

Student-Created Videos As Esl Homework Assignments, Griffin Childers

Master's Projects and Capstones

There is a constantly growing number of people around the world who are learning English as an additional language. A lot of innovation has been focused on classroom teaching techniques, but homework pedagogies are vastly underrepresented. In contrast to interesting and interactive classroom activities, homework assignments are often uninspiring, focusing on worksheet completion and memorization. This project is a workshop presentation to be given at ESL focused conferences such as the TESOL conference. The presentation will provide discussion and hands-on training to teachers to learn how to create effective homework assignments in which students will create and narrate short videos ...


Integrating Google Forms As A Means Of Formative Assessment In The Elementary Math Classroom, Morgan Douell May 2020

Integrating Google Forms As A Means Of Formative Assessment In The Elementary Math Classroom, Morgan Douell

Honors Theses

This study provides a case study in the use of Google Forms as a formative assessment tool. Literature regarding formative assessment is included and models are applied in lesson plan development and implementation. However, no research has been found linking the implementation of formative assessment along with Google Forms. Formative assessment and Google Forms both provide feedback to learners, which is a critical component of formative assessment. This study reported the use of formative assessment in conjunction with Google Forms and the impact it has on the lesson planning process. The researcher designed a lesson plan using the principles of ...


The Influence Of Visually Rich Technology On The Writing Process Of Elementary Students, Mikala Thomas, Drew Polly May 2020

The Influence Of Visually Rich Technology On The Writing Process Of Elementary Students, Mikala Thomas, Drew Polly

Journal of Practitioner Research

This teacher inquiry project, conducted by an undergraduate teacher candidate with support from a faculty member, explored the use of visually rich technology and its influence on elementary school students’ motivation and learning outcomes in writing. Students used visually rich technology as part of the writing process. We found that when students used technology to support the writing process they showed incremental gains in motivation as well as gains in student learning outcomes. Implications for practitioners highlight a need for teachers to consider how visually rich technology can support students’ aspects of the writing process as well as development in ...


Differentiated Reading Instruction With Technology For Advanced Middle School Students’ Reading Achievement, Clarissa Haymon, Andrea Wilson May 2020

Differentiated Reading Instruction With Technology For Advanced Middle School Students’ Reading Achievement, Clarissa Haymon, Andrea Wilson

Journal of Educational Research and Practice

Guided by the theory of differentiated instruction, this quantitative study evaluated the effectiveness of Achieve 3000, a technology-enhanced program for differentiating reading instruction. Achieve 3000 was fully implemented with fidelity in a local middle school that has a large percentage of advanced learners. Archived reading scores of 120 advanced Grade 6–8 students were compared pre- and postimplementation of Achieve 3000. A paired-samples t test examining the overall effect of the intervention indicated that students’ posttest LevelSet Lexile reading scores were significantly higher than their pretest scores. A mixed-design analysis of variance was used to examine the main and interaction ...


An Investigation Of Technology Implementation Through The Lens Of Student Centered Learning And The Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Paradigm, Adam Wasilko May 2020

An Investigation Of Technology Implementation Through The Lens Of Student Centered Learning And The Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Paradigm, Adam Wasilko

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

National statistics show that there are increases in access and availability of computers, and technology, in both the classroom and students’ personal lives (Culp et al. 2005, Hoffman & Ramirez, 2018). However, Tas (2017) and Wachira and Kenngwee (2010) posit that there is stagnation, even declines in certain cases, of the integration of instructional technologies in delivering student center learning in the classroom. This decline is even more prevalent in the science classroom (Vickrey, Golick, & Stains, 2018). Teachers face many challenges in the classroom; especially when technology integration is considered (Blackburn, 2016). This study seeks to determine which conditions exist to create this decline and stagnation, and offer practical solutions to overcome them.

A qualitative study was implemented to determine what training educators receive to deliver science content using technology, and also examine what activities and tools are being used in the secondary science classroom. The greater Pittsburgh and Allegheny County educational district was selected for ...


Exploring Hpe Teachers' Self-Efficacy Toward Technology Integration, Danielle Werner May 2020

Exploring Hpe Teachers' Self-Efficacy Toward Technology Integration, Danielle Werner

Honors Projects

The digital age has specifically called on physical educators to enhance their instruction using various digital tools (Krause, 2017). Although it is evident that physical educators need to incorporate technology, few studies have examined in-service physical education teachers perceived self-efficacy to integrate technology in their curriculum, and how mastery, vicarious, and social persuasion experiences impact overall self-efficacy. The purpose of this research is to analyze health and physical education (HPE) teachers’ self-efficacy toward technology integration in the physical education classroom, with a specific focus on how teachers’ present self-efficacy to integrate technology in physical education is related to prior training ...


Managing Change To Impact Training And Affect The Experience Of Physicians Using Speech Recognition Technology, Tom Endrizzi, Rick Fricker May 2020

Managing Change To Impact Training And Affect The Experience Of Physicians Using Speech Recognition Technology, Tom Endrizzi, Rick Fricker

Leadership Education Capstones

To better understand and contribute to the research in the areas of Impact of training method (online versus in-person) on use of speech recognition technology (SRT) and Affect of training and support resources on the experience of physicians using speech recognition technology (SRT).


Primary Education And The Use Of Technology, Neyfy Fernandez May 2020

Primary Education And The Use Of Technology, Neyfy Fernandez

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Modern day technology has seeped into homes at an alarming rate in the past decade. Children now have access to computer programs, applications, social media and educational programs all at their reach. The classroom isn’t immune to this scenario. This senior capstone project explored whether technology is beneficial in the classroom for primary children. Literature reviews and teacher questionnaires from four Gonzales Unified School District teachers were used to answer the question. The results found that social and emotional development was the most vital aspect in the preschool level and when technology was used in the classroom strict screen ...


The Use Of E-Books, Computers, And Tablets To Enhance Reading Skills, Nicole B. Ingram Apr 2020

The Use Of E-Books, Computers, And Tablets To Enhance Reading Skills, Nicole B. Ingram

Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to identify teacher’s opinions of technology and its usage with reading instruction. The study explored teachers’ use of e-books, computers (reading programs), and tablets to enhance reading skills. Specifically, the researcher wanted to investigate elementary teachers’ beliefs regarding the use of e-books (electronic books), computers (reading programs), and tablets for enhancing reading skills with students who struggle with reading. To determine the impact of e-books, computers, and tablets on reading practices, data were collected from four urban elementary teachers in a southeastern school district. The research was conducted using surveys, interviews, and observations.


The Enemy Of Digital Literacy Is Digital Marketing, Erika Hurth Apr 2020

The Enemy Of Digital Literacy Is Digital Marketing, Erika Hurth

New Jersey English Journal

This article considers the role that targeted advertising might play in reading comprehension. It is concerned with how the addictive design of online platforms may influence adolescent learning and well-being.


At The Corner Of Technology And Student-Centeredness, Maheen Ahmad Apr 2020

At The Corner Of Technology And Student-Centeredness, Maheen Ahmad

New Jersey English Journal

Middle school English teacher reflects on how the advent and proliferation technology impacted her student-centered approach in the classroom.


A Continuum Of Critical Consciousness: Exploring One Resident's Concerns, Jori S. Beck Apr 2020

A Continuum Of Critical Consciousness: Exploring One Resident's Concerns, Jori S. Beck

Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications

In the United States, there is a demand for richer clinical teacher education experiences. Partially in response to this call, innovative new programs like teacher residencies are being developed. As teacher preparation programs are shaped by these mandates, researchers must respond to shifts in the field. The current manuscript includes data from a resident, or teacher candidate, enrolled in a residency program—specifically, his yearlong apprenticeship. Using interviews and other qualitative data, the author examined how the resident’s concerns shifted and also how these concerns differed from those uncovered in previous research. Specifically, his concerns appeared to be more ...


Teaching Cybersecurity To Students With Visual Impairments And Blindness, Jesse R. Hairston, Tania Williams, Derrick W. Smith Ed.D., Coms, William T. Sabados Ph.D., Steven Forney Mar 2020

Teaching Cybersecurity To Students With Visual Impairments And Blindness, Jesse R. Hairston, Tania Williams, Derrick W. Smith Ed.D., Coms, William T. Sabados Ph.D., Steven Forney

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

This work showcases specific adaptations used to make cybersecurity accessible to high school students with visual impairments and blindness (VIB). The rapidly growing field of cybersecurity demands a diverse workforce; however, barriers exist which can deter students with disabilities from studying cybersecurity, let alone pursuing a career in the field. To help overcome this challenge, we launched the first GenCyber camp specifically developed and instructed for high school students with VIB in summer 2019. We created a unique learning environment by combining interactive instructional aids, accessible development environments, and innovative instructional strategies. With intent to show cybersecurity as a viable ...


Flexibility Matters: A Qualitative Look At Four Middle Grade Teachers’ Implementation Of Personalized Learning, Christa Evans Heath Mar 2020

Flexibility Matters: A Qualitative Look At Four Middle Grade Teachers’ Implementation Of Personalized Learning, Christa Evans Heath

Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology Dissertations

Personalized learning (PL) has emerged as a trend in K-12 teaching and learning (Netcoh, 2017). This instructional strategy provides a customized learning experience, allowing students to work on their own path and at their own pace while learning and instruction is developed to students’ ability levels, interests, and learning modalities. While some scholars and many educational organizations have published definitions of PL, these definitions are often vague and sometimes conflicting. Furthermore, there is limited in-depth research presently available regarding the implementation of personalized learning in K-12 classrooms. Due to the lack of clear definitions and descriptions of PL, educators struggle ...


Evaluation Of The Impact Of Social Collaborations On Sexual And Reproductive Health Knowledge, Lucki Word, Jaila Campbell, Manar T. Edriss, Destiny Stroman, Jewel Evans, Melanie Hanna-Johnson, Md, Anil N. F. Aranha, Phd Mar 2020

Evaluation Of The Impact Of Social Collaborations On Sexual And Reproductive Health Knowledge, Lucki Word, Jaila Campbell, Manar T. Edriss, Destiny Stroman, Jewel Evans, Melanie Hanna-Johnson, Md, Anil N. F. Aranha, Phd

Medical Student Research Symposium

Introduction: Developments in technology, such as the popularity of mobile devices and social media outlets, have enhanced the ability of individuals to communicate. Currently, search engines allow for easy exploration of information related to every topic of interest. Our study purpose was to evaluate the impact of technological and social collaborations on sexual and reproductive health knowledge (SRHK).

Methods: A 50-item survey instrument, integrating factors of sociodemographics, number/type of social collaborations, technological communication use, and SRHK, was developed to assess familiarity with sexual and reproductive health perceptions. The survey was provided to consenting patients in an ambulatory, primary care ...


1:1 Ipads And Student Achievement, Shawn Goos Feb 2020

1:1 Ipads And Student Achievement, Shawn Goos

Graduate Teacher Education

Abstract

Technology in education is continuously changing and having various effects on both teaching and students' academics. It is essential to understand how both teachers and students are impacted by technology and to learn what research suggests. The topic explored throughout this paper is how professional educators utilize 1:1 iPads in elementary school positively impact students’ academic achievement. In order to examine existing research on this topic, it was important to utilize both quantitative and qualitative research which helped to identify various factors about how the use of 1:1 iPads in the elementary classroom can have positive effects ...


Stem On A Budget 2.0: A Basic Guide For Teaching Stem In Ops Afterschool Programs, Tyrome Williams Feb 2020

Stem On A Budget 2.0: A Basic Guide For Teaching Stem In Ops Afterschool Programs, Tyrome Williams

Criss Library Faculty Publications

This guide was written with the goal of providing a rough lesson plan, which could act as a supplemental guide for sustainable activities in order to better serve their students and children in the Omaha area. The STEM lessons I chose in this guide are engaging, hold educational value, and are cost effective if used properly. This book contains valuable information to supplement STEM learning. Whether you’re a teacher, instructor, supervisor for children, or a substitute; you will always be the most valuable asset in your classroom. This is a free use document and should not be sold for ...


Teaching English Through Problem Solving Technique, Inomioddin A. Imomov Jan 2020

Teaching English Through Problem Solving Technique, Inomioddin A. Imomov

Scientific Bulletin of Namangan State University

The article suggests a description of the class dealing with the usage of problem- solving teaching approach in foreign language education based on the creation of learners’ video presentations.


A Case Study Of The Development Of An Ecoach, Margaret P. Weiss, Kelley S. Regan, Holly D. Glaser Jan 2020

A Case Study Of The Development Of An Ecoach, Margaret P. Weiss, Kelley S. Regan, Holly D. Glaser

The Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship

Internship is a critical feature of teacher preparation programs and can be one of the most influential experiences for teacher candidates. New technologies, such as eCoaching, demonstrate promising results in providing richer experiences to teacher candidates during internship. eCoaching allows university supervisors to provide real-time feedback on instruction and has proven effective at improving teacher change. However, eCoaching is different from traditional university supervision. In this case study, we describe the evolution of a traditional university supervisor using eCoaching for the first time and the support she needs to be effective. Implications are discussed.


Review Of A New Report: How Is Technology Addressing The College Access Challenge? A Review Of The Landscape, Opportunities, And Gaps, Alexis M. Arocho Jan 2020

Review Of A New Report: How Is Technology Addressing The College Access Challenge? A Review Of The Landscape, Opportunities, And Gaps, Alexis M. Arocho

Journal of College Access

The purpose of this review is to examine and critique a new report on technology in regard to college access. The report itself builds upon a previous Get Schooled report from 2013, using updated information and newer programs and apps. The review summarizes the findings of the author, as well as the compilation of tools and their usefulness for students and families. Centered around the fact that many school districts in low-income areas do not have enough financial resources to fund high school counselor positions, the author suggests supplementing the counselor role with various apps and technology. Although this is ...


Technology In The Classroom, Kayla Tucker Jan 2020

Technology In The Classroom, Kayla Tucker

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Technology in the classroom is supposed to touch on four different aspects of learning, all of which are important for the success of the student. Those components are active engagement, participation, frequent feedback and a connection to the content and to a real world experience (Wallace, Georgina, 2014). These four things can be done through technology. Technology today is far more advanced than it was 30 years ago, especially for kids with special needs. 30 years ago, technology was limited to programs on computers for kids ( Woodward, Rieth, 1997), but today there are things like virtual reality simulators so kids ...


The Experiences Of Elementary Teachers Regarding Technology Integration In The Classroom, Barbara Jones Jan 2020

The Experiences Of Elementary Teachers Regarding Technology Integration In The Classroom, Barbara Jones

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

At a public elementary school, teachers have been integrating educational technologies in the classroom. The experiences of elementary school teachers regarding technology integration in the classroom have not been examined using a case study. The purpose of this project study was to examine the experiences of elementary school teachers regarding educational technologies used in the classroom. The conceptual framework was Bruner's theory of instruction, which describes that instruction should increase students' ability to understand, transform, and transfer what they are learning. The research questions were about the experiences of teachers regarding the integration of technology in the elementary school ...


Improving Motivation In Arabic Language Arts Classrooms Through Technology Integration, Rima Chamout Jan 2020

Improving Motivation In Arabic Language Arts Classrooms Through Technology Integration, Rima Chamout

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Many Lebanese teachers struggle to make the Arabic language enjoyable for their students to learn, therefore many Lebanese children use either French or English in their daily lives. Students' dislike of Arabic affects the way they relate to their society, which causes problems of belonging and identity—an important issue in Lebanese society. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand how technology can motivate teachers' creativity in their teaching practices and explore student perceptions of learning the Arabic language with the support of technology. Rogers's diffusion of innovation theory and Dörnyei's L2 motivational self-system were used ...


The Implementation Of Math Technology Supplemental Programs For Elementary Students, Carolyn Sue Torres Jan 2020

The Implementation Of Math Technology Supplemental Programs For Elementary Students, Carolyn Sue Torres

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Many studies have focused on using technological devices in elementary education; however, more research is needed on the implementation of technology to improve student learning in math. The problem addressed in this study was the lack of information about how teachers implemented and used the new math software programs, Imagine Math and Reflex in their instruction and their perspectives on differences the programs made in students' math learning. The Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) served as the conceptual framework for this study. The purpose of the study was to understand how teachers are using the new math software programs and ...


A Case Study Of The Pedagogical Use Of Technology By A Selected Graduate-Level Educational Leadership Program: How It Affects Students' Learning Experience, Asma Almalki Jan 2020

A Case Study Of The Pedagogical Use Of Technology By A Selected Graduate-Level Educational Leadership Program: How It Affects Students' Learning Experience, Asma Almalki

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Leadership

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to learn how professors in educational leadership use technology and how that usage effected their students’ learning experience. To gather data relevant to this study, I interviewed twelve participants from an educational leadership program: four faculty members and eight students. The data from this case study revealed that the faculty viewed technology as a tool for student engagement and motivation and for measuring student understanding in real time. They also used technology as a student-centered pedagogical tool. The students valued technologies that facilitated synchronous interactions within and beyond the classroom, as well as ...


The Expatriate And Transnational Distance Student Phenomenon: A Series Of Investigations, William H. Stewart Iii Dec 2019

The Expatriate And Transnational Distance Student Phenomenon: A Series Of Investigations, William H. Stewart Iii

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

The scale and scope of distance education has changed significantly over the last 250 years. Technology, from the early days of correspondence courses to radio, television and satellite broadcasting, has continually increased the scope, scale, and access potential to education. Distance courses and programs, however, were typically serving local, regional, or national communities. The Internet, by contrast, has transformed distance education by enabling access to education by virtually anyone, anywhere in the world. Students are no longer limited or constrained by geography or residency, yet how such potential has been conceptualized, identified, and subsequently researched has been limited by homogenous ...


The Effect Of The 1:1 Initiative On School-Wide Performance Level Percentages In Secondary U.S. History, Samuel J. Kassinger Dec 2019

The Effect Of The 1:1 Initiative On School-Wide Performance Level Percentages In Secondary U.S. History, Samuel J. Kassinger

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the 1:1 initiative on school-wide performance level percentages among secondary school students in the social sciences. The 1:1 initiative, where every student has a laptop, tablet, or portable electronic device, is a part of the 21st-century learning model. Twenty-first century learning is a model that teaches students to thrive in today’s society with critical thinking skills and digital literacy. The dependent variable of school-wide performance level percentages in social sciences was monitored using a longitudinal, descriptive design. The population sample for this study consisted of mostly ...


The Impact Of Structural Supports On The Success Of Students Of Color In The K-16 Educational System, Brandis Jones, Sherry Holmes Nov 2019

The Impact Of Structural Supports On The Success Of Students Of Color In The K-16 Educational System, Brandis Jones, Sherry Holmes

Dissertations

Collective Abstract

This collective dissertation contains the efforts of two practitioners in the field of education who possess a shared vision for designing student experiences with the mission of preparing all students for success in secondary and post-secondary education. The researchers believed that by creating structural supports for students in underserved populations, these same students will increase their educational attainment and access to long-term career opportunities. With successful completion of postsecondary education and with increased career opportunities, students can improve their lives, their families’ lives and the lives of members of their community.

Many students struggled on their educational journeys ...