EXPLORING STUDENT “FLOW” WITH 1:1 TECHNOLOGY

Kathryn L. LUBNIEWSKI, Kimberly A. KIRALY

Abstract


Students live in a technology-rich environment, which aids in shaping their learning and access to information. A teacher’s instructional challenge lies in creating a bridge between students’ capacity to learn and the resources at their fingertips. The focus of this study was to investigate the impact technology use has within the classroom in relation to its impact on student-monitored self-engagement and teacher-monitored engagement. The exploration of technology’s impact on student engagement seeks to provide a better understanding of the shared traits between lessons that effectively integrated 1:1 technology into the classroom. Survey data was collected from student self-reports and two forms of teacher observation. Lessons that result in states of flow reflect the highest levels of engagement and 21st century skills, which are promoted by the use of 1:1 technology.

Keywords: Technology, engagement, 21st century skills, 1:1, flow

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