Integrating Technology Among Pre-service Teachers to Promote Reflections and Make Connections
Mildred Pearson, Daniel Harvey II, Eastern Illinois University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Teacher educators have a two-fold role – both delivering content related to pedagogies as well as modeling effective pedagogies. This paper discusses how two academicians integrate technology in their classrooms to address the two-fold objectives of teaching effective pedagogies as well as modeling them. Both educators have been integrating technology in their face-to-face classroom experiences to enhance the outcomes for pre-service teachers and graduate students alike to develop the skills necessary to at least meet, if not exceed the core teaching standards for all teachers. A web-based book card and journal article file was developed in which students submitted information about books associated with teaching and learning activities. This has been an excellent resource for teaching and learning as it builds students confidence, competence, creativity, and compassion while gaining enthusiasm for learning as a lifelong endeavor. Examples of the various tools used to integrate technology are shared throughout the paper.
Pearson, M. & Harvey II, D. (2011). Integrating Technology Among Pre-service Teachers to Promote Reflections and Make Connections. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2654-2659). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).