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Technology Use During Field Experiences: Preservice Teachers' Perceptions
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, , Southwest Minnesota State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This study investigated the use of technology in P-6 classrooms as perceived by preservice teachers during field experiences in content methods courses. Preservice teachers (n = 43) answered survey questions regarding effective and ineffective technology use, factors encouraging or discouraging use of technology, and perceptions of technology use in P-6 classrooms. Responses indicated interactive white boards, computers, and iPads were the most widely used classroom technology. Lack of perceived educational value and underutilization were identified as ineffective uses of technology. Math and reading/language arts were the content areas where interactive white boards and computers were most frequently used. Reasons for using technology were due to its interactive and enriching nature along with providing a fun way to teach and learn. Deterrents of use included technology not functioning and lack of training/experience. The majority of preservice teachers commented technology is important but is not everything there is to teaching and learning.

Citation

VanOverbeke, D. & Stefanick, P. (2014). Technology Use During Field Experiences: Preservice Teachers' Perceptions. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2683-2689). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 27, 2020 from .

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