Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Lynda Bynoe


Modern day technology has seeped into homes at an alarming rate in the past decade. Children now have access to computer programs, applications, social media and educational programs all at their reach. The classroom isn’t immune to this scenario. This senior capstone project explored whether technology is beneficial in the classroom for primary children. Literature reviews and teacher questionnaires from four Gonzales Unified School District teachers were used to answer the question. The results found that social and emotional development was the most vital aspect in the preschool level and when technology was used in the classroom strict screen time guidelines should be adhered and no more than 30 minutes per day allowed. Results in the kindergarten setting were similar in that most children learned to be social even when given technology but still adhering to strict screen time guidelines. Ultimately, the research found that technology does render useful in the classroom, but only if strict screen time guidelines adhered.