Computer technology integration: handbook for primary and elementary teachers

Foley, Marina Bishop (2005) Computer technology integration: handbook for primary and elementary teachers. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Computer technology has been in schools since the early 80s. Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been incorporated more at the junior high and senior high than at the primary and elementary level. Boards have often focused attention on the senior grades. Primary and elementary teachers have received little support with the integration of technology into classroom settings. Many primary and elementary teachers have not adopted technology as another tool in their classrooms. There are many reasons for this, one of which includes the lack of training for teachers in how to successfully integrate technology into teaching and learning. Professional development in the area has progressed through three stages with the most current being “just-in-time”. There is much research telling why we should use technology and how. This work, an electronic handbook, is a justification for the use of technology in the lower grades. It offers research that supports why teachers should use technology and its curriculum connections. It also includes sample lessons from K-6, ideas of how to use one computer in a class, and links to relevant web sites that are appropriate for both teachers and students.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 10499
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 23-26.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2005
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Electronic data processing--Study and teaching (Elementary) --Newfoundland and Labrador; Electronic data processing--Study and teaching (Primary) --Newfoundland and Labrador.

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