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Master of Education (MEd)

MA Concentration

Educational Technology


Dan A. Beltramo, Jim O'Connor


The average school-age child lives in a world engrossed with technology. Elementary- age children use cellular phones, computers, MP3 players, DVD players and many other forms of technology on a daily bases. Children use technology so often that many have become more proficient at these technologies than their parents. The school age child is stimulated by the bells and whistles that go along with technology. So why, if the youth live in a technological age, should these children not have access to modern technology in their classrooms? Technology is a vital part of our civilization and should be incorporated into education. This research study shows the justification for introducing new technology into the classroom; specifically Interactive Whiteboards.

The thesis is supported by literature reviews, observations of instruction using the interactive SMART Board, and surveys completed by teachers who have witnessed and used the SMART Board.