The purpose of this case study was to research the use of technology in a fourth grade elementary school classroom, to understand educational methods that promote the cultivation of 'new literacy' and the effective knowledge and use of Interactive White Boards. Data were collected through in-classroom participant observation and field notes in addition to a semi-structured qualitative interview with the classroom teacher. The research results align with the current literature on the use of Interactive White Boards and 'new literacy' highlighting practices promoting or altering classroom interactions and barriers that must be overcome to educate students effectively in a digital age. This study contributes to current literature regarding 'new literacy' in modern classrooms and how to integrate these practices. Research in this field benefits teachers and students affected by ever-advancing technology and the social dynamics in a classroom that may be altered by new and future tools.
|Advisor:||Kroll, Linda R.|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Education, Elementary education, Educational technology|
|Keywords:||Elementary education, Interactive white board, New literacy|
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