Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2016

Document Type

Education 530 Project

Degree Name

Master of Education



First Advisor

Causarano, Penny

Major or Concentration



This qualitative action research, explored collaboration using Chromebooks in two paperless, seventh grade English classroom. Students were put into groups of two or more to complete class assignments and peer edit a paper. Data was collected using surveys, multiple class assignments, and observations of students. Students were able to choose the partner(s) they wanted to work with for each assignment. From observations, students either enjoyed working in groups, or loathed working with others. Depending on the dynamics of the class, students were completely engaged when working in pairs, on the Chromebooks rather than face to face. Based on class assignments and projects, most students received a higher grade when working with one other person, rather than multiple people.

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