Early Childhood Education (B.S.Ed.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Faculty Mentor

Meca Williams-Johnson


The purpose of this study is to research teachers’ perspectives of their role and responsibilities of integrating technology in the classroom and the influence of technology on student achievement. The participants involved in the qualitative research process included seven in-service professional public school teachers. The thirty minute to an hour interviews were piloted using researcher created interview question constructed from previous research on teachers’ perceptions of technology. The questions used were created to specifically answer the researcher’s topic of study; some questions are regarding whether teachers believe success is technology driven and what benefits they think technology brings. The teachers being interviewed were presented with a consent form outlining the purpose of the study and they will be assured of full confidentiality. Individual teacher interviews were used to determine the viewpoints of technology implemented in the classroom. This qualitative investigation study examined how technology is used and integrated into the southeast Georgia’s elementary classroom and the influence of technology on student achievement, specifically the role of teachers’ perspectives on technology and which device do they use most often.