Teaching M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Silmser, Lisa


Technology use is part of our everyday lives and as technological advances continue at a rapid pace, school districts are integrating technology into the K-12 classroom. This paper explores how technology integration may impact four areas in the K-12 classroom. These four areas are: student achievement, student motivation and engagement, the ability to differentiate instruction, and the learning of, or enhancement of, 21st Century skills. Another concept explored in this paper is the need for professional development to correspond with technology initiatives. While several studies show a positive correlation by implementing technology initiatives, opposite findings are also identified and discussed in this thesis.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis