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Open Access Knowledge and Scholarship

Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Curriculum and Instruction: M.S.


Teacher Development


School of Education

First Advisor

Hsueh-I Lo

Second Advisor

Mary Jo Froemming

Third Advisor

Bradley Kaffar

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

iPad, Chromebook, school, technology, tablet, computer


The purpose of this starred paper is to examine whether introducing 1:1 computing devices, such as iPads or Chromebooks, into a classroom has a positive effect on student achievement, as well as looking at best practices in deploying the technology. Chapter 1 introduces the topic and outlines the importance of the study, and Chapter 2 reviews existing literature on the topic. Chapter 3 gives the account of action research done in three different deployments of 1:1 devices in three different school settings before comparing what was observed in the schools to the literature and giving conclusions and recommendations.


A heartfelt thanks goes out to my 4th, 5th, and 6th graders and their role in helping me further my professional development.



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