Three Technological Tools Used to Develop, Improve, and Analyze Teaching
Craig A Berg, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States ; Lisa Dieker, University of Central Florida, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, TX, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-27-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Preparing future teachers how to teach effectively and engaging learners at high levels involves complex tasks that develop from knowledge and awareness, practice, observation and data collection, followed by analysis and reflection. Observations of teaching episodes and data analysis involve both qualitative (used most often) and quantitative (to a lesser extent). The authors describe how to utilize three different, but synergistic, technologies to provide practice teaching in a virtual environment, then utilize qualitative observations using after-action-review software, followed by quantitative data collection using an app that provides robust measures of teacher questioning and responding, classroom activity and student engagement. The authors explain how the three tools work together to achieve robust feedback and thereby growth in teaching skills. The three tools were used in a research study designed to provide indicators of levels of preservice teacher’s growth with regard to classroom management, student engagement, and questioning and responding. The initial results of the study and suggestions for using these tools in preservice or in-service programs will be shared.
Berg, C.A. & Dieker, L. (2017). Three Technological Tools Used to Develop, Improve, and Analyze Teaching. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2057-2066). Austin, TX, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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