Date Approved

6-28-2017

Embargo Period

6-28-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MA School Psychology

Department

Psychology

College

College of Science & Mathematics

First Advisor

DiHoff, Roberta

Subject(s)

Elementary school teaching; Computer-assisted instruction

Disciplines

Elementary Education | School Psychology

Abstract

Technology runs the modern day world. Children whom are born in this generation are highly dependent and easily soothed by the electronics and television. Statistics show that children from ages 6 to 11 spend around 28 hours a week watching television. 71% of adolescents 8-11 have a television in their bedroom. (Television TV and Children: Your Child, n.d). Is it possible that this dependency on electronics have infiltrated our children's awareness in the classroom? Smartboards are very popular in schools today. In some schools, they are used throughout the entire day. Smartboards are used for basic instruction, interactive classroom games, displaying videos, and used as a classroom tool for most teachers in America. This study is primarily aimed to determine if children are able to recall information more accurately by the means of electronic devices or by general education teaching methods.

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