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High-Tech Solutions From a Low-Tech Teacher: Learning New Tricks From an Unlikely Source
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, Texas A&M University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This case study describes how a low-tech teacher was able to produce high-tech solutions by applying high quality teacher skills, collaboration with high-tech partners, support from campus and district-level administration, and some hard work. Analysis combined elements from content analysis, (Creswell, 2003; Huberman & Miles, 2002) and narrative analysis (Creswell, 2003; Huberman & Miles, 2002) to form a single story. Examples from the School of Rock expedition (an ocean-going professional development program for science teachers), a science tutorial program, and video evaluations of subsequent School of Rock professional development are shared. Experienced teachers who have mastered their curriculum, pedagogy, classroom management, and developed district-wide resources and support may be the true innovators as their innovations only entail one new element – technology. It seems that it may be easier to teach an experienced teacher one new trick instead of teaching a young teacher all of the tricks.

Citation

Slough, S. (2010). High-Tech Solutions From a Low-Tech Teacher: Learning New Tricks From an Unlikely Source. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3619-3626). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 13, 2019 from .

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