Teaching the English Language Arts with Technology: A Critical Approach and Pedagogical Framework
Carl Young, Virginia Tech, United States ; Jonathan Bush, Western Michigan University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Presenters will provide a pedagogical framework encompassing the necessary critical mindset in which teachers of the English Language Arts can begin to conceive of their own "best practices" with technology-an approach based upon their own needs, goals, students, and classrooms rather than the external pressure to fit decontexualized technology applications into an already complex and full curriculum. Presenters will provide important questions for teachers to ask before incorporating technology in the classroom as well as suggested guiding points for using technology to teach effectively based, in part, on data culled from pre-service and experienced teachers. To maximize the potential of technology, it is important for educators to develop a heightened, critical view of technology and its possible applications for the classroom. With an informed pedagogical framework, teachers can begin to ask the hard questions that lead to the development of guiding points which will result in effective technology applications.
Young, C. & Bush, J. (2004). Teaching the English Language Arts with Technology: A Critical Approach and Pedagogical Framework. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3978-3980). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).