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MS in Literacy Education



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Gloria E. Jacobs


The purpose of this action research study was to determine the effect of using Animoto software as an instructional tool to assist with the review and reinforcement of reading and writing skills. Specifically, the desire was to see if student engagement and motivation in the learning process is increased while using Animoto. The study consisted of one participant and four meetings. Data was collected in the form of field anecdotal notes, observations and video footage. The results indicate the positive effects of Animoto on reading and writing skills as well as, increased engagement and motivation. Results will be used to suggest future studies regarding technology and student use as well as technology spending in schools.

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