Therefore, the use of an instructional training method with established validity and noted premises will apply social constructivism to assist teacher with classroom technology integration. Through the concept of reality, knowledge, learning and intersubjectity of social meaning social constructivism will develop a guide to pedagogical training approa... ... middle of paper ... ...ucial role in their use of wireless laptop technology. I plan to use the findings to establish the potential success that an online professional learning network would have on teachers’ attitudes towards technology (Cavas, et al., 2009; Swan & Dixon, 2006). To determine if an online support network is a warranted initiative, school officials can use the SC approaches and TAS model. Given these facts, the use of this survey can be a viable instrument to help progress the integration of technology within the classrooms and facilitate a community where professionals and educators meet to combine their knowledge of education using state standards (Collins & Halverson, 2009; Snider, 2009; Vrasidas, 2010) aligned to the available technology resources.
Teachers can use wireless laptops to teach students to generate and analyze their own data during inquiry learning (Kervin & Mantei, 2010; Skevakis, 2010). Students with access to wireless laptops also have added aids at hand for creating products that illustrate mastery of introduced concepts (Zucker & King 2009). The problem that will be studied here encompasses some of the reasons why teachers do not routinely use wireless laptops in their instructional practice. To determine teachers’ need for ongoing training to incorporate wireless computing, the researcher will use the teachers’ responses from the TAS. Nature of the Study Teachers' overall attitudes toward adapting a set method with applying wireless laptops in the instructional practices will hypot... ... middle of paper ... ...he technology resources accessible affectively in their instructional practices (Gruba, Clark, Ng & Wells, 2009; Koehler & Mishra, 2009; Phelps & Maddison, 2008; Shuler, 2009).
Introduction The technological age introduced a super highway for exploring new learning paradigms (Warger, EduServe, Dobbin, EDUCAUSE, 2009), and a structure on which today's generations culturally connect to technology in ways unlike never before (Debozy and Pospisil, 2008). Based on the (2007-2012) Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) plan, a primary challenge some teachers are often faced with is instructing with technology effectively and adequate time for professional learning initiatives. Therefore, professional learning is essential for teachers to learn to use available technology such as wireless laptops. School leaders should consider adopting strategies that work without separating the two educational standards (Collins & Halverson, 2009; Weston & Bain, 2010) of conventional learning and technology based instructions to address these problems. In particular, current research suggested considering the following three elements to promote students academic performances, increase rigor to introduce and reinforce technology in the classroom: 1.
Retrieved from EBSCOhost. a. Argues that we must do more to ensure that computers are fully integrated into all our schools. Suggestion that there is no limit to the possibilities of computers; Topic of distance learning; Ways that the Internet can make schools more effective; Call for schools to develop innovative budgeting to acquire the funds for te... ... middle of paper ... ...he has ever seen. Initially, he was having a shallow idea about whiteboards but now he rates himself a better teacher.
Technology in the classroom is important to assist in the learning process; however this is creating new challenges for teachers. Teachers are now required to educate students on the importance of technology ethics. Computer ethics is the moral guidelines that govern the use of computers and networks (Shelly, G, Gunter, G, and Gunter, R 2012). Ethics in the classroom also requires teachers to explain what plagiarism is and the proper way for students to give credit for information attained from another source. Teachers must also have a plan in place to address internet security, as well as devise a student use agreement and discuss ethical practices while using technology in the classroom.
Papert’s (1993/2000) prediction of computers transforming education plays an influential role with the demands on K–12 schools to integrate wireless computing in the instructional setting. Teaching with wireless computing resources will demand that teachers manage a collaborative community which requires the student to take part in their learning process. According to ... ... middle of paper ... ...ine professional support network to facilitate successfully change and encourage teachers’ attitudes toward technology. To determine if an online professional support network is a warranted initiative, school officials can use the SC approaches and TAS model. The use of the TAS survey can be a viable instrument to help the progress of the integration of technology in classrooms and facilitate a professional learning network.
This proposed quantitative, pre-experimental study evaluates best practices” to facilitate the advancement of technology for K–12 students aligned to cross curriculum strategies and activities through developing an online support network (OSN). Designing a teacher professional learning through curriculum integration strategies would precede wireless laptop classroom integration, create access for educators to share and plan new academic tasks collaboratively (Oliver, 2010). For instance, a study on OSN conducted by Stewart, Bachman and Babb (2009) promoted online teacher training technology through social constructivism (SC). Stewart, Bachman and Babb (2009) found that online teacher training delivered a massive conventional teaching approach which can be incorporated to traditional pedagogy. The data collected based on the responses from a survey showed a changed in the attitudes with indicating that 89% of teacher trainer enjoyed the format of the course.
This study is a census where population equals to the number of respondents. Using census as a method of conducting research provides a true measure of the population (no sampling error), benchmark data may be obtained for future studies as well as detailed information about small... ... middle of paper ... ...asured. The purpose is to check for errors and ambiguity and the instruments will be use need to be validated (Salkind, 2006). The instrument for this study has been validated by an Associate Professor at one of the IPTA at Malaysia. She holds a PhD in Instructional Technology, International Islamic University Malaysia (2007) with areas of expertise of Instructional Design and Technology, Online Learning, Design and Development Research.
Wireless Networking The term wireless networking is a technology that enables two or more computers to communicate using standard network protocols without network cabling. The industry standard mainly used for wireless networking is IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) 802.11. What this standard is could be described as a wireless network with hardware that requires the use of technology, which deals with radio frequencies as well as data transmission. There are two kinds of wireless networks, Ad-Hoc (Peer to Peer), or access point (base station). Ad-Hoc (Peer to Peer) consists of a number of computers each equipped with a wireless networking interface card.
However, private school students would most likely have more exposure to different types of technology, mainly computers and the internet. By integrating technology into both settings, the two different groups of students would have the same opportunity to gain knowledge in the use of technology, which later would put them on similar playing fields in both college and the job world. It was clear that there may be barriers of implementing different technology into the voucher schools. One issue is the funds available to implement technology in the voucher schools, these schools would need to depend on grants for the purchase of te... ... middle of paper ... ...owed opportunities for technology integration. There needs to be an understanding that although technology can and should be integrated into these various situation, it is also evident that each situation has necessary barriers to overcome.