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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Classroom management--Iowa--Cedar Falls; Education--Data processing;

Abstract

The purpose of this action research was to explore effective management techniques in a 1:1 classroom by seeking solutions to the problem of students being distracted on their devices during class. I conducted this action research in my classroom, with twelve participants in the 8th grade at Moses Junior High School (pseudonym) in Cedar Falls, Iowa for thirty days. After implementing three different management techniques, I collected and triangulated the data including: surveys, observations, interviews, assignments, and reflective journals. The major findings indicate that after participants raised their awareness about their Chromebook use during class, they increased their proficiency level on formative assessment tasks. They also slightly altered their perspectives on how to use their Chromebook and on how it affected their academic performance. I recommend promoting students’ self-awareness by using the techniques studied as well as further research conducted on classroom management in a 1:1 laptop classroom.

Keywords: classroom management, students’ perspectives, 1-1 learning environment, action research

Date of Award

2016

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Ping Gao, Advisor

Second Advisor

Leigh Zeitz

Date Original

4-2016

Object Description

1 PDF file (35 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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