Education K-12 M.A.

Number of Pages


Year Approved


First Advisor

Elliot, Nathan

Second Reader

Lisa Silmser


The integration of technology in the classroom has revolutionized education, providing both opportunities and challenges. Technology has introduced innovative tools and resources that facilitate personalized and interactive learning experiences. The incorporation of technological devices, such as tablets, laptops, and interactive whiteboards, has enabled educators to deliver dynamic and engaging lessons. Students now have access to information, enabling them to explore diverse subjects, topics, and perspectives. Additionally, educational software, online platforms, and multimedia resources have transformed classrooms into flexible learning environments for individual learning styles and promoted active participation. The integration of technology in the classroom has also fostered the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills among students. Collaborative platforms and communication tools have empowered students to engage in real-time discussions, share ideas, and collaborate with peers. While technology can be beneficial, there are also challenges. The proper integration of technology requires training and support for educators, ensuring they can effectively utilize these tools to enhance learning experiences. In conclusion, the impact of technology in the classroom has significantly transformed education, offering learning opportunities for both students and educators. With technology still on the rise, it is crucial that educators know how to use and integrate technology in the classroom. Throughout the research, more than half of educators felt that they were not well equipped to be using, let alone teaching, technology. There are numerous ways that educators can integrate and use technology in the classroom. Teaching educators how to use ‌technology will build their skills, knowledge, and confidence, which will benefit their students' learning experience. Providing educators with opportunities to learn how to use and integrate technology is an important step. Professional development and learning opportunities should be provided for educators to attend to better their confidence. The more confident an educator is with their use of technology ‌and integration affects how it is used in the classroom. Students should be using technology in the classroom to gain their own skills, knowledge, and confidence to thrive in our technology-rich society.

Degree Name

Education K-12 M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis