Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
This capstone is a collection of lessons to teach nature journals while using iPads in the
elementary classroom from first grade through fifth grade. This curriculum is cross- curricular and includes teaching lessons in art and science, and work on students being
reflective of their work either verbally or written. This curriculum is supported by research done about outdoor learning, the use of modern technology and free play. All these things contribute to a better mental and physical health of children into adulthood. The use of technology in the classroom is changing how teachers teach and how students learn. This curriculum was written to include nature in the everyday learning in school. nature journals will introduce students to nature and hopefully a lifelong appreciation of being in the outdoors.
Jasiczek, Xeng, "Student Engagement With Nature When Using Nature Journals And Ipads" (2017). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4284.