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The Use of Digital Poetry to Inform Preservice Teacher Education and In-Service Teacher Professional Development during COVID-19

, , , Kent State University, United States ; , Grove City College, United States ; , Kent State University, United States

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 28, Number 2, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Digital poetry has been an important and innovative genre in many disciplines. This paper describes two separate tools (Emerge and Thread) that were used to support teacher professional development during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results suggest that within one month, over 120 poems at each of two separate schools were created, showing both a willingness of the teachers to engage in this form of professional development and a desire of the students to share their knowledge. The paper includes an invitation to freely collaborate in both the use of and research studies on digital poetry for teacher education.

Citation

Hassler, D., Pytash, K.E., Ferdig, R.E., Mucha, N. & Gandolfi, E. (2020). The Use of Digital Poetry to Inform Preservice Teacher Education and In-Service Teacher Professional Development during COVID-19. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 28(2), 403-413. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved July 11, 2020 from .