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Using Authentic Tasks to Support Technology Integration

, CMU, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Abstract: This paper describes a pilot project that relied on multiple strategies to support undergraduate students’ understanding of technology integration. The collaborative project involved undergraduate students, current teachers, and faculty working together on an authentic task. Students in an introductory educational technology course designed an iBook focused on using mobile apps in the social studies classroom. They partnered with preservice teachers to tap into their pedagogical knowledge base in order to describe relevant classroom applications. The final product was reviewed by classroom teachers.


Dirkin, K. (2013). Using Authentic Tasks to Support Technology Integration. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3682-3685). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 23, 2019 from .

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