Engaging Students through Movement and Individualized Technology
Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
The research question addressed is, can the use of video games played on individual technological devices be an effective way to engage students and individualize learning? If so, is it possible to implement this type of teaching into classrooms? The motivating factor for this capstone was the struggle to engage and meet the varied and individual needs of all students during whole-class instruction. This capstone examines two nontraditional teaching strategies: 1) movement and 2) technology, to better engage students. Participants viewed a short film, showing a teacher who implemented video games into his classroom, and then completed a survey pertaining to the use of technology in the classroom. One hundred percent of the participants believed video games were an engaging tool, yet only 41% could envision teaching this way on a full scale. However, 96% could see implementing video games on a small scale, such as in a center or small group.
Tuomie Thomsen, Taimi Jean, "Engaging Students through Movement and Individualized Technology" (2014). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 75.
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