The theoretical framework, involves the works of Dewey (1916/1997), Papert (1993/2001), Piaget (1973), Vygotsky (1978) and Augustin & Huang, (2002). The use of social constructivism (SC) will play a pivotal role in building collaborative relationships between teachers and their students. In addition, this framework will also apply Swan and Dixon's (2006) teachers’ technology attitude scale (TAS) to determine wireless laptop training needs for K-12 teachers. As anticipated by the theory of social constructivism, technology into the classroom produces a network of social learning agents. Papert’s (1993) prediction of computers transforming education proves to be true with the demands placed K–12 schools to integrating technology in instructional practice.
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This study will go in-depth to discover how Web 2.0 tools can be used for education, even in the early childhood years. What is Web 2.0? In order to begin discussing the use of Web 2.0 tools in education one must first learn what Web 2.0 is and why it can be very beneficial to education. According to Michael Simkins and Randy Schultz (2010), Web 2.0 refers to a variety of easy-to-use online resources that make everyday work and communication on the World Wide Web more practical for almost anyone. Some examples of Web 2.0 tools include blogs, wikis, networking sites, collaborative tagging sites as well as file sharing sites.
Educational Software is described as the computer software which aims teaching and includes digital teaching material or materials by creating a self-learning environment. There are several researches determined the positive effects of implementing technology for educational purposes (AlAmmary , 2012 ; Kulik & Kulik, 1991; Protheroe , 2005; Schacter,1999; Wenglinsky, 2005). According the findings of a study in which investigated both students and teachers who have computers at home and school conducted by Dwyer, Ringstaff & Haymore (1994), using computers synchronously with the educational process gains abilities to the students in means of exploring information, having social awareness, possessing self-confidence, applying communication ski... ... middle of paper ... ...pendence and connection, that affects their self-efficacy and academic success (p.7). Dwyer, D. C., Ringstaff, C., & Haymore, J. (1994).
The common theme was the importance in being able to evaluate what will help the school meet the needs of todays learners and to connect the curriculum with “hands-on” learning experiences. By demonstrating knowledge and current technological skills the media specialist connects the library with teachers, students, administration and parents with information and resources to promote literacy. Technology integration is accomplished by using resources that reflect content standards. To focus on the relationship between education technology and student learning engaging games is one way to achieve the goals with positive results. Digital Tools Todays’ school library media specialist applies trends related to the use of technology in education to support integration throughout the curriculum.
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The increase of computer usage in schools, primarily elementary, has enhanced student learning. The study I looked at recognized the importance of technology in education, but then examined teachers’ educational background and knowledge of technology and its effect on their integration of computers and computer software into classroom curriculum. It also researched the impact and effectiveness of such technologies on student learning. Both Alex Pan and Stuart Carroll, the authors of the study, are professors of elementary and early childhood education at the College of New Jersey in Ewing. Alex’s specialty is in the area of the effectiveness of the use of educational technology.
This current form of education takes advantage of the technology readily available for use in education. Students can log onto the virtual classroom platform in order to access their classroom information and online tools. A familiar platform m... ... middle of paper ... ...cument.asp?i=2795 Martens, P. & Brownell, M. (December, 2002). The Virtual Classroom. Retrieved April 12, 2005 from, http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3844/is_200211/ai_n9149722 Stockley, D. (2005).
In this paper we focus in the schools teachers’ knowledge localization and we propose a new method TKVM (Teacher’s Knowledge Visualization Method) to map this knowledge by using their school website content. We use then this... ... middle of paper ... ...ganizing, and Visualizing Collections of Topically Related Web Resources, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), Vol. 6, N° 1, pp. 67-94. TRICOT, C., 2006.
The effects of mentor-supported technology professional development on middle school mathematics teachers’ attitudes and practices. Contemporary issues in technology and teacher education, 6(1). Walker, L.R., (2011). Phenomenological investigation of Elementary School Teachers who successfully Integrated Instructional Technology into the Curriculum. Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 1(1), 23-35.