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Cedarville University

2004

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A Teacher's Approach: Integrating Technology Appropriately Into A First Grade Classroom, Loretta J. Phalen May 2004

A Teacher's Approach: Integrating Technology Appropriately Into A First Grade Classroom, Loretta J. Phalen

Master of Education Research Theses

How are first grade classrooms using technology? How are children using technology at home? Does the use of technology really improve academic achievement? An experiment was conducted to determine the effectiveness of using technology to teach a unit in Social Studies to first grade students. The study occurred in a Christian school in Lancaster, Ohio using thirty-seven first grade students. One class comprised the control group with Social Studies instruction taught in a traditional manner. The other class was the experimental group, which used technology such as the Internet, PowerPoint Presentations, and video and audio recordings to provide the instruction ...