Measuring history: The teacher as Website developer
David Whittier, School of Education Boston University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The “Teacher as Website Developer” program builds on historical evidence suggesting that the most effective use of technology comes when teachers are in charge of developing technology-based resources. The program helps pre-service teachers learn how to develop instructional Websites under the direction of their supervising classroom teacher in a pre-practicum field placement. To measure the program’s impact on pre-service teacher’s knowledge of technology and curriculum integration and common teaching practices, staff administered a two-part survey in four separate, consecutive semesters of a technology lab where they learned to develop instructional Websites for their supervising teacher’s students. Results suggest that pre-service teachers in the program gain significant knowledge of technology and curriculum integration, t(227)= 28.000, p<.001 and common teaching practices t(227) = 28.377, p<.001.
Whittier, D. (2009). Measuring history: The teacher as Website developer. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2183-2188). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).