Teaching M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Wolkerstofer, Jodi

Second Reader

Courtney Kohn;


In a world that is ever advancing in technology, we too must grow along with it. Technology has, especially in recent years, been integrated into education. It is a tool that provides a means to student learning. For many, the integration of technology within the classroom has presented both positive and negative effects on student learning. By conducting a literature review, this thesis will address the impact of technology on student learning within the secondary classroom as well as the tradeoffs that technology integration presents. Furthermore, technology presents two roles to observe: as a tool and as the teacher. Finally, it is important to understand the outside factors such as distractions, social media, and teacher attitudes that impact the secondary classroom.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis