Breaking down classroom walls : increasing the effective use of educational technology

Raeanne Gardner, California State University, Monterey Bay

Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department


The focus of this capstone was to discover what technology is being used and how it can be better used in a classroom setting. Interviews with two teachers and one school technology assistant were conducted. Through these interviews it was found that many teachers are not effectively prepared to use advanced technology and as such tend to be wary around different classroom technology. Additionally, even though school boards are now expecting students to do testing on computers they are not providing sufficient preparation for students or teachers for any sort of in-class technological use. The action taken was the creation of a blog intended for use by students and teachers. Applications, websites, and educational videos are posted and briefly explained. People are creating new ways of learning topics in different ways outside of the classroom that can be beneficial to begin utilizing inside the classroom.