Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Educational technology; Educational innovations; Instructional systems; Teaching -- Aids and devices;
Due to unique pressure to improve student engagement and academic achievement, integrating technology has become the focus of much analysis. This paper reviews thirty peer-reviewed journal articles, which discuss the effects of integrating technology into K- 12 classrooms. This review examines the traits of Millennial students, which social media technology have an impact on student achievement and engagement, and what problems might occur with this integration of the technologies. Final discussions indicate that various technology initiatives have great potential to engage students. However, further research is needed to determine if using certain social media technology will improve student academic achievement.
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Leigh E. Zeitz
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©2012 Amanda Alexander
Alexander, Amanda, "Understanding and meeting the needs of the millennials in the classroom: A literature review" (2012). Graduate Research Papers. 123.