This study examined the impact of interactive whiteboard use on student engagement and appropriate at-task behaviors of junior high school students. Two hundred twenty-six students at two public schools in northeast Florida were observed during the second quarter of the school year. Data were collected using an at-task checklist, and students completed an attitude survey regarding their perception of their own engagement and enjoyment with interactive whiteboard use. Significant differences were noted in student behavior between instruction without interactive whiteboard use and instruction with interactive whiteboard use. No significant correlations were found between the variables gender and ethnicity and improved student behavior. Results indicate that use of the interactive whiteboard as an instructional tool has a beneficial effect on student engagement in classroom lessons and leads to improved student behavior. Suggestions for further research are incorporated as part of the study results.... also stem from deep-rooted teacher beliefs that traditional instructional methodologies have withstood the test of time, ... the potential to fulfill legislative mandates while serving as technological instructional tools which have positive effectsanbsp;...
|Title||:||Improving Student Engagement: Use of the Interactive Whiteboard as an Instructional Tool to Improve Engagement and Behavior in the Junior High School Classroom|
|Author||:||G. Lyn Morgan|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|