Term

Summer 2017

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MAT

Facilitator(s)

Maggie Struck

Content Expert

Jennifer Secor-Nelson

Abstract

The research question addressed in this project was: How can teachers use web-based technology in the curriculum to increase student engagement and enrich learning? It documents a teacher’s creation of a technology-infused curriculum that uses valid research and pedagogically-minded practices as its foundation. In addition to the curriculum, the author created a web technology toolbox that assists teachers in effectively and strategically implementing the technology into their classroom. The author describes the project’s challenges as well as the implications for students and teachers. He concludes that: 1) technology enhances learning only when used in alignment with pedagogy and instructional strategies; 2) with pedagogically-minded use of technology, students of all academic levels and learning styles achieve academic success and increase motivation to learn. 3) Teachers success and confidence in implementing technology requires appropriate training, which includes strategic instruction of digital and pedagogical skills.

Project Type

Curriculum

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Education Commons

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