What We Wish Our Teachers Knew: Eighth Grade Students Speak Out
Molly Gibson, Hannah Marshall, George Bennum, Will Courtney, Stowe Middle School, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
What do teachers need to know and be able to do with technology in a middle-grades classroom? This research project by four middle-grades students set out to accomplish two objectives: 1. Survey the staff of a middle school to develop a table of main themes taught during a school year, and 2. Find and organize outstanding resources from a student's point of view that would support learning across the curriculum. Secondary objectives of the research included 1. Providing students with a chance to apply what they had recently learned in an online course "Introduction to html" and 2. Demonstrating that both students and teachers can learn something new about teaching with technology. Parents, working with online resources, have been the impetus and primary supports for the project. The school administration also assisted by making time and space for the activity to be included during the school day.
Gibson, M., Marshall, H., Bennum, G. & Courtney, W. (2001). What We Wish Our Teachers Knew: Eighth Grade Students Speak Out. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1089-1092). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).