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Applications of a Best Practice Study: Implications for Technology Integration in the Elementary Classroom PROCEEDINGS

, Georgia State Univ., United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study on four elementary teachers' technology integration practices. Boyatzis' (1998) thematic analysis technique was used to examine interview transcripts, observation notes, and teacher-produced documents for pedagogical practices that accompanied uses of computer technology in these teachers' classrooms. Emergent patterns borne out by the data resulted in a general conclusion that best teaching practices and best technology integration practices go hand-in-hand. Educators should not be overly impressed by the mere use of technology in instruction. They need to be discerning about the pedagogy that accompanies its use.

Citation

Dias, L. (2001). Applications of a Best Practice Study: Implications for Technology Integration in the Elementary Classroom. In J. Price et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (pp. 2696-2700). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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