Assisting Elementary Teachers to Infuse Technology in Social Studies
Stephanie van Hover, Adam Friedman, University of Virginia, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
In the fall of 2002, Venable Elementary School in Charlottesville, VA was the recipient of a grant from the Curry School Foundation, which provided a wireless networking system for the school. Starting with the fourth grade, we are working with teachers at Venable in order to help them integrate technology into their social studies curriculum. Our efforts are focused on enhancing the content for the students through the use of technology and at the same time showing the teachers how to use it effectively, rather than merely demonstrating the technology for teachers. We will help the teachers in creating lesson plans that involve technology and are relevant to the SOLs, and then assist the teacher in the classroom when he or she teaches it. Our aim is for the teachers to feel comfortable with technology in their social studies lessons and, more importantly, for the students to benefit from technology-enriched lessons.
van Hover, S. & Friedman, A. (2003). Assisting Elementary Teachers to Infuse Technology in Social Studies. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3123-3124). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).