Curriculum Studies Plan B Projects - 2012

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    Building Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships in a Social Studies Classroom through Technology: A Teacher Action Research
    ( 2012-05-01) Guerrero Abes, Katrina
    The use of technology outside of the secondary classroom has grown tremendously in the 21st century. This research project explored how technology, particularly a web-based curriculum and other web 2.0 tools, enhanced their learning in a meaningful way for 21st century learners in a Social Studies classroom. Studies show that there is a problematic relationship between the purpose of technology and how it is utilized. Through multi methods such as observation, interviews, reflection logs, and survey, this research project sough to find how technology can be used to build rigor, relevance, and relationships within the Social Studies classroom. From this study, students have the following with this type of integration: learning from each other, freedom of expression and creativity, building voice, skill building, knowledge construction, resonance, and continuous learning.