K-12 Teacher Use of the WWW in Classrooms
Morris I. Beers, Mary Jo Orzech, State University of New York College at Brockport, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
9 schools in a large suburban school district were selected to receive training on the use of information technology. Teachers were trained to use the World Wide Web, searching, and Educational Structures, a web service, in particular. These teachers were surveyed to see if they were using their new skills in their class preparation and teaching. Increased and widespread use was found. Most teachers used Educational structures as part of their preparation for classes, but not in their classes. Problems exist in the location of computers in schools and training of teachers to use the technology as part of their classes.
Beers, M.I. & Orzech, M.J. (1999). K-12 Teacher Use of the WWW in Classrooms. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1999--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2-5). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).