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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Peggy Taylor.en
dc.contributor.authorHesterman, Annie E.en
dc.description.abstractThis research utilized a variety of technologies to supplement instruction in the classroom and analyzed their effects on student learning and motivation as well as parent involvement. Students were given access to a website that allowed them to discuss the class content with their peers, turn in assignments online, and have access to online test preparation material and supplemental science information. Class reminders were sent using communication technology via texts and email and were sent to both parents and students. Updates on grades and missing assignments were sent to parents via e-mail through the online gradebook, Infinite Campus. In addition, students participated in technology focused and non-technology focused lessons to compare engagement behaviors in both settings. Overall, student and parent engagement increased with technology and a possible increase in student performance was noted.en
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, Graduate Schoolen
dc.subject.lcshScience--Study and teachingen
dc.subject.lcshEducational technologyen
dc.subject.lcshMiddle school studentsen
dc.subject.lcshAction researchen
dc.titleCommunication technologies in the science classroom and their effect on student and parent engagement in the learning processen
dc.typeProfessional Paperen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2012 by Annie E. Hestermanen
thesis.catalog.ckey1954915en, Graduate Committee: Genevieve Chabot; John Ritchie Boyden of Science in Science Education.en Paperen
mus.relation.departmentMaster of Science in Science Education.en_US

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