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2018

School of Education Student Capstone Projects

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"The Norms And Procedures Needed For Successful One-To-One Device Implementation In An Upper Elementary", Katie Coulson Oct 2018

"The Norms And Procedures Needed For Successful One-To-One Device Implementation In An Upper Elementary", Katie Coulson

School of Education Student Capstone Projects

This capstone project focuses on answering the question, what are the impacts on digital citizenship when creating the norms and procedures for integrating one-to-one iPads into an upper elementary classroom? It documents one educator’s experience and research that led them to gathering and adapting six mini lessons that teach digital footprints, healthy media choices, digital citizenship, credible sources, private vs personal information, and setting up expectations for home and school. This project resulted in four major findings. First, collaborating within your school and district is essential for providing the support needed for 1:1 implementation. Second, having a strong ...


Preparing Teachers For Their Zoo Trip With An Interactive Website., Jamie L. Hardcastle Oct 2018

Preparing Teachers For Their Zoo Trip With An Interactive Website., Jamie L. Hardcastle

School of Education Student Capstone Projects

Zoos and aquariums have an attendance of 50 million children visitors every year with 12 million of those being student learners on field trips (Association of Zoos and Aquariums, 2018, Annual Survey Results, Informal Science Education). According to Willis, Weiser, and Kirkwood, (2014) field trips are not just a ‘day off’ from school, they serve to provide enriching experiences that help students to explore the world outside of their direct environment. To ensure that learning is happening before, during, and after the field trip takes preparation on part of the teacher. Anderson, et al. (2006) state that students should be ...


Electronic Portfolios: Best Practices To Help Increase Student Ownership And Engagement In The Third-Grade Classroom, Bridget Farrell Oct 2018

Electronic Portfolios: Best Practices To Help Increase Student Ownership And Engagement In The Third-Grade Classroom, Bridget Farrell

School of Education Student Capstone Projects

This project was created to explore the question: what are the best practices related to implementing electronic portfolios that will help increase my third-grade students’ sense of ownership and engagement? The project presents a synthesis of the research related to electronic portfolios; including a definition of electronic portfolio, the various types of electronic portfolios, best implementation practices, and how best practices can help increase students’ sense of ownership and engagement. The project includes the creation of a professional development session aimed at building and improving other educators’ knowledge and practice with electronic portfolio implementation, to positively impact students' learning.


Creating Smart Board Activities To Engage Students’ Learning In Chinese Immersion Kindergarten., Wenting Qiang Jul 2018

Creating Smart Board Activities To Engage Students’ Learning In Chinese Immersion Kindergarten., Wenting Qiang

School of Education Student Capstone Projects

The research question addressed in this capstone is How to create SMART Board activities to engage students’ learning in Chinese immersion kindergarten. Through literature review and my personal experience as a Chinese immersion kindergarten, I find that SMART Board offers very interactive activities that can be very beneficial to young children in learning. That to be said, SMART Board has transformed a typical classroom into a stimulating and encouraging learning environment. The project for this research is a website of SMART Board activities that can be used and shared among Chinese immersion teachers, as well as students and parents who ...


How Technology Can Be Integrated Into The Seventh Grade Mathematics Classroom To Ensure A Positive Impact On Student Learning And Engagement, Melanie Strachota Jul 2018

How Technology Can Be Integrated Into The Seventh Grade Mathematics Classroom To Ensure A Positive Impact On Student Learning And Engagement, Melanie Strachota

School of Education Student Capstone Projects

In recent years, there has been a movement for more technology in classrooms across the country. With this new movement, many teachers and students have been hesitant on where to begin and how to use technology in the classroom. This movement in education led for the author to explore the following research question: How can meaningful technology resources be integrated into the seventh grade mathematics classroom to ensure a positive impact on student learning and engagement? This Capstone records one teacher’s creation of a website designed to offer students and teachers an array of resources in one location for ...


Web-Based Inquiry: A Potential Solution For Resource-Poor High School Biology Classrooms?, Sarah Fagan Apr 2018

Web-Based Inquiry: A Potential Solution For Resource-Poor High School Biology Classrooms?, Sarah Fagan

School of Education Student Capstone Projects

The research question addressed in this project was, what are design principles that support the development of web-based, guided inquiry lessons for resource-poor secondary biology classrooms? This project examined the need for, the evidence behind, and the supplies to create web-based, inquiry lessons utilizing free and online biology resources. The author explains both the website creation as well as the curriculum development. It highlights that while technology integration is widespread within all classrooms, the financial disparities in funding of schools in low-income areas lead to lack of supplies and disparities in curriculum support. Both of these things can lead to ...


Effective Technology Policies: How To Create And Implement An Effective Policy For Personal Devices In Secondary Schools, Elizabeth Doffing Apr 2018

Effective Technology Policies: How To Create And Implement An Effective Policy For Personal Devices In Secondary Schools, Elizabeth Doffing

School of Education Student Capstone Projects

As technology is ever-changing, becoming more expansive in its uses, and is becoming more accessible to children, administrators need to plan ahead and decide how their schools are going to approach personal devices in the classroom. This project and research paper explore the question: How do secondary schools create and implement an effective technology policy for personal devices in their schools? The author claims that technology policies for personal devices fall under one of three categories: 1) banned use of personal devices, 2) restricted use of personal devices, and 3) required use of personal devices. The research from the literature ...


Habits Of Mind And Comprehension: A Teacher’S Resource For Standards-Based Integration With A Growth Mindset, Natasha Hart Apr 2018

Habits Of Mind And Comprehension: A Teacher’S Resource For Standards-Based Integration With A Growth Mindset, Natasha Hart

School of Education Student Capstone Projects

The purpose of this Capstone project is to discover Habits of Mind (Costa & Kallick, 2008) can be incorporated with comprehension strategies into language arts curriculums for elementary teachers. The project also explores underlying themes of growth mindsets (Myers, Wang, Black, Bugescu, & Hoeft, 2016) and connectivism (Bell, 2011). The project consists of a literature review and the creation of a matrix with an accompanying curriculum guide. Motivating students through a growth mindset has been shown as a research-based way to increase achievement. With an increase in students reading in a digital format, strategies within comprehension and ways students access this information ...