Graduation Year

2012

Location

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

14-4-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

14-4-2012 10:00 AM

Description

As technology becomes more ingrained in our lives, teachers are faced with the challenge of incorporating technology in their lessons to engage the “Millennial Generation”. With this challenge in mind, I incorporated technology into my classroom in order to observe the effects of technology in a high school Spanish class. This study uses qualitative data that was gathered from field notes, observations, and student responses and feedback. Through my student teaching experience I found that technology can aid in student engagement, if used appropriately, but that there were differences in student and teacher preferences with regards to technology. While the transition to using technology in the classroom can be difficult, this study provides insight to educators on the effective implementation of technology to create an engaging and meaningful learning environment.

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Making Sense of Instructional Classroom Technologies

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

As technology becomes more ingrained in our lives, teachers are faced with the challenge of incorporating technology in their lessons to engage the “Millennial Generation”. With this challenge in mind, I incorporated technology into my classroom in order to observe the effects of technology in a high school Spanish class. This study uses qualitative data that was gathered from field notes, observations, and student responses and feedback. Through my student teaching experience I found that technology can aid in student engagement, if used appropriately, but that there were differences in student and teacher preferences with regards to technology. While the transition to using technology in the classroom can be difficult, this study provides insight to educators on the effective implementation of technology to create an engaging and meaningful learning environment.