M.S. in Teaching
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Wassell, Beth A.
Composition (Language arts); Educational technology
Elementary Education and Teaching
This action research study was conducted to examine the effects of integrating technology into the second-grade writing curriculum. The second grade class was in a middle class suburban town and consisted of 23 children. Students composed a type written fairy tale, created I Am poems on the computer, wrote while listening to classical music, and wrote a story using a video prompt. Data collection included observations, student interviews, questionnaires, collections of student work, and informal interviews with staff and faculty. Students reported a preference to typing their stories, rather than hand writing. Students also said that listening to classical music while writing helped them to write better. Students responded positively to writing after viewing a video prompt. The majority of students preferred lessons taught using technology.
Mallon, Jessica, "Integrating technology into the 2nd grade writing curriculum" (2008). Theses and Dissertations. 742.