Use of Technology to Motivate Students

Deepak Verma (Classroom Teacher, USA)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 4
EISBN13: 9781466616653|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-492-5.ch001
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A middle school teacher proposed that since students these days are more at ease with technology due to the excessive use of technology gadgets in their lives, why not make the best use of technology by way of electronic whiteboards to engage students? This brought about some changes in this inner city school which had failed the state Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) report more than once. However, was the sudden surge in student motivation the result of the novelty effect or the Hawthorn effect? And might that surge in student motivation soon fade away?
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