Date Approved

5-31-2002

Embargo Period

5-17-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Elementary School Teaching

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Molinari, Louis

Subject(s)

Computer-assisted instruction; Web site development

Disciplines

Elementary Education and Teaching

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to create a web site that teachers could use to assist them to integrate technology into their classroom and to create a constructivist learning environment that would be conducive to teaching and learning higher order thinking skills.

The federal government requires technology integration in academic institutions. As, a result, every classroom is to be equipped with five computers. Teachers must update their pedagogical proficiencies to include technology. In addition, teachers must adapt their curriculum to accommodate the use of technology. Research has shown that a constructivist teaching style is an excellent means for students to learn higher order thinking skills. Educational researchers have demonstrated that a WebQuest is an important teaching device that can accomplish these purposes.

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