Teaching M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Elliott, Nathan


This paper examines the research related to the impact of 1:1 technology initiatives on student achievement. There are studies that show students using 1:1 technology have improved test scores in a variety of subjects, and there is literature that highlights specific methods for using 1:1 technology in the classroom. Many different opportunities for improved instruction are explored which break down into four main categories; increasing the amount of time students spend in class, 21st century skills, assistance to all learners, and advanced pedagogy. Additionally, different challenges that must be overcome in order to implement a strong 1:1 technology program are explored, which break down into three categories: teacher challenges, student challenges and administrative challenges. It is determined that the biggest key to implementing a 1:1 program is a staff that is enthusiastic and motivated to use 1:1 in their classrooms and who are also equipped with ongoing professional development in order to best make use of devices.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis