Teaching With Technology in a 2nd Grade Classroom

Karin Unruh, '12, Leah A. Nillas

Research output: Faculty Advisor of Undergraduate Research


Today technology is becoming increasingly common in educational environments. In the past decade, integrating SmartBoards into classrooms all over the world and incorporating SmartBoards into the daily curriculum has become a focus of many educators. The purpose of this research is to determine how technology aids students to learn concepts and skills. This self-study was conducted in a second grade classroom in an urban, low-income elementary school. Student work, teacher journals, and recent literature served as data for this study. Mishra and Koehler’s (2006) TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge) Framework was used in analyzing these qualitative data.. Data showed that technology integration facilitated students’ learning of concepts and skills. This research provides educators with an overview of how SmartBoards can be integrated in an elementary classroom.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - Apr 14 2012


  • Education

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