Term

Summer 7-23-2015

Capstone

Thesis

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MAT

Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Kathryn Campbell

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Linda Rueth

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Allison Dostal

Abstract

The curriculum design created in this project was centered around the concept that the integration of technology into a 6th grade classroom can facilitate the advancement of both literacy and social skill development. It documents one teacher’s use of various technological applications and reading related activities to cultivate academic conversations and see growth amongst five pre-selected and targeted social skills. The author documents the details of the unit and provides researched literature to support the foundation for the curriculum design. The key influence for the study was the author’s personal experience at a one-to-one iPad school. The author concludes the project with a discussion of limitations, implications, future plans for the unit, and suggestions for future research.

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