College

College of Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy

Abstract

There is a growing need to better prepare students for twenty-first-century literacy demands. Integrating technology into education improves student achievement and increases students’ technological literacy. Classroom blogging is one way to provide students authentic experiences with technology while integrating literacy. The goal of this project was to examine fifth graders’ interactions with text, fifth graders’ perceptions of academic blogging, and science content integration in literacy instruction. Over the course of seven weeks, students participated in shared reading lessons and blogging sessions. Data were collected on students’ acquisition of science content knowledge, students’ interactions with text, and students’ perceptions of technology integration. Findings revealed that students reported positive experiences with text when using technology, and students’ knowledge of science content increased.

Honors Thesis Committee

Shawnna Helf, Ph.D.; Bettie Parsons Barger, Ph.D.; and Kavin Ming, Ph.D.

Start Date

20-4-2018 1:15 PM

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Apr 20th, 1:15 PM

Incorporating Academic Blogging into a Fifth Grade Classroom: Integrating Technology and Science into Literacy Instruction

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There is a growing need to better prepare students for twenty-first-century literacy demands. Integrating technology into education improves student achievement and increases students’ technological literacy. Classroom blogging is one way to provide students authentic experiences with technology while integrating literacy. The goal of this project was to examine fifth graders’ interactions with text, fifth graders’ perceptions of academic blogging, and science content integration in literacy instruction. Over the course of seven weeks, students participated in shared reading lessons and blogging sessions. Data were collected on students’ acquisition of science content knowledge, students’ interactions with text, and students’ perceptions of technology integration. Findings revealed that students reported positive experiences with text when using technology, and students’ knowledge of science content increased.

 

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