Campus Location

Abilene Campus

Date of Award

Spring 5-11-2019

Document Type

Manuscript

Department

Teacher Education

Degree Name

Master of Education in Teaching and Learning

First Advisor

Stephanie Talley

Second Advisor

Andrew Huddleston

Abstract

In this study, the researcher discusses the use of a digital portfolio application, Seesaw, that is used in her first-grade classroom. During her clinical teaching year, her cooperating teacher was using Seesaw as a digital portfolio. She formed a question that focused on student and teacher perceptions. When building her study, she began by conducting a survey to understand initial feelings towards Seesaw. After this, the researcher conducted two focus groups, three student interviews and one interview with the classroom teacher. The researcher kept a teacher journal to keep a daily reflection. Additionally, screenshots were taken of submissions as data. The researcher concluded that higher engagement and excitement to learn appeared while students used the Seesaw application. This was due to positive perceptions of Seesaw, as well as the ability to recall lessons and activities done on the application from the beginning of the year.

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