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Elementary Teachers’ Perceptions of Technology Use in Their Classroom
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, Duquesne University, United States ; , Kent State University, United States ; , Teacher, Turkey

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Nowadays technology is an enormous part of education and it has been increasingly integrated into today’s classroom. However, not all schools have the same opportunities to access and use technological tools in Turkey. The technology access is limited in rural areas and some low-population areas do not have Internet connection. The aim of this study is to determine rural and non-rural area elementary education teachers’ perceptions of using technology in their classroom and the role of technology in education. Data collected from 21 elementary teachers in rural and non-rural schools in Turkey. The result indicated that elementary teachers use variety technology tools in class activities and to promote students’ learning, especially use of computer (20 teachers mentioned) and projector (18 teachers mentioned). The result indicated that there is no difference between rural school teachers and non-rural teachers’ use of variety of technologies.

Citation

Akcay, A.O., Unluol Unal, N. & Arslan, H. (2015). Elementary Teachers’ Perceptions of Technology Use in Their Classroom. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3026-3031). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 18, 2020 from .

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