Capstone Project Title
The concept of authentic learning has been in the world of education since the ’80s. The inclusion of technology in the ‘90s made it possible to expand the notions of authenticity and relate the work in the classroom to the world outside of it. The use of technology as a tool to provide students with authentic learning opportunities in the elementary classroom is the purpose of this capstone project. The theories of relevant and authentic learning by Daggett have laid the groundwork for the project and guide the creation of the project. The literature suggests that students that are engaged learn better and that technology can provide multiple ways to increase student engagement. The project created is a set of online activities, called an activity library. By creating activities directly related to the daily life of students and presenting those activities to students using an online platform the author tries to increase the level of authenticity in the classroom and through it, provide students and teachers with a supplemental resource to achieve a better understanding of the lessons.
Mathematics, Technology, Authenticity
Tschida, Valeria, "Using Technology to Provide Students with Authentic Learning Opportunities in the Elementary Classroom" (2020). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 454.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects