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Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education






The intent of this action research project was to determine the effects of technology integration on student engagement in the secondary classroom. The study involved three teachers in one rural and one metropolitan district involving roughly 200 students in English, special education, and mathematics courses in grades 8-12. Data collection methods included pre- and post-intervention surveys, observations, teacher journals, assignment completion rates, and brief questionnaires after technology integration lessons. The results of the data analysis showed an average overall increase of 5-10% in student engagement as well as improved student enjoyment and enthusiasm for lessons involving technology when compared to traditional, parallel lessons. The results of this action research investigation indicate that incorporating technology elements into lessons may be an effective way to increase student engagement and motivation.

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