Technology and the Prospective Teacher: Exploring the Use of the TI-83 Handheld Devices in Social Studies Education
Alicia Crowe, Kent State University, United States ; Mark van 't Hooft, Research Center for Educational Technology at Kent State University, United States
CITE Journal Volume 6, Number 1, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
Using technology to enhance student learning in social studies has become an important area for discussion and study within the field of social studies education. Handheld devices are one of the recently emerging technologies. This article describes an initial study of the TI-83 handheld device in the education of preservice social studies teachers. In particular, this study examined data collected from one group of preservice teachers to determine how they viewed the TI-83 handheld device and how they used the handheld technology in their social studies teaching. Data was collected from surveys, interviews, lesson ideas, and observations. Some findings suggested that the design of the tool and the programs for it played a strong role in the preservice teachers' views of and uses of the tool in lessons.
Crowe, A. & van 't Hooft, M. (2006). Technology and the Prospective Teacher: Exploring the Use of the TI-83 Handheld Devices in Social Studies Education. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 6(1), 99-119. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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