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MS in Literacy Education




This study examined how SMART Boards encourage student learning engagement in reader’s workshop. Using technology in the classroom will motivate and engage students throughout a lesson. This research was conducted by observing three different lessons with each group of three students; the SMART Board was incorporated with only one group of students. Data was collected and analyzed through means of observation, student work samples, questionnaires, and personal interviews. The findings suggest there are many benefits for educators who incorporate the SMART Board into daily instruction. Increased student engagement, increased peer collaboration, and strengthening of comprehension are some of those benefits. The implications determined that educators should consider using the SMART Board to provide students with an engaging outlet of instruction.

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