Fall 2015

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


The world we live in has become heavily influenced by technology. Elementary education is no exception. In today’s classrooms, there are a multitude of technological programs and resources used by teachers and students. This capstone examines the changing role of technology at the elementary school level. Through the use of literature review, online research, and interviews with multiple elementary teachers in Santa Cruz County, results findings reveal the effects on teaching and learning at the elementary school level. There are many positive outcomes as well as some of concern for this transition. This new technology comes with a learning curve that will require schools to provide more resources for teachers, including training and technological assistance. With the right tools and trainings, technology can be a very powerful tool when used in moderation in the classroom.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department