Ann Lyerla

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Master of Education (MEd)

MA Concentration

Educational Technology, Innovative Learning


This qualitative case study investigated whether misbehavior in the secondary classroom lessens or is actually extinguished by the 1:1 ratio of usage of technology in the classroom. The subjects for this study were my two sophomore English classes, numbering 22 students in the morning class and 29 students in the afternoon class. My purpose in this research is two-fold: first, I have a vested interest in extinguishing the behaviors in both classes. The behaviors are tiresome and disrupt the learning process for all involved. Second, I am a veteran teacher of 21 years, and I hope this will help veteran as well as novice teachers expand their tools of management in the classroom, as well as gain insight into working with technology as a management tool.