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Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions of Technology Used to Support K-12 Student Literacy Development
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, , University of Central Arkansas, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This study explores teacher education candidates’ perceptions of technologies used to support K-12 student literacy development. Candidates scored each technology based on their impressions of its ability to support student literacy development. They also self-evaluated their own level of expertise with each technology using a pre/post survey. Technologies included broad-based applications (blogs, wikis, podcasts, digital storytelling) as well as more specific applications (prezi, glogster, voicethread). Results indicate an increased knowledge of technologies available to support K-12 student literacy development. In addition, certain technologies were rated as more effective in promoting student literacy development. Data were disaggregated for secondary versus elementary candidate populations.

Citation

Wake, D. & Whittingham, J. (2012). Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions of Technology Used to Support K-12 Student Literacy Development. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4110-4115). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .

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