ERIC Number: ED382190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Training Preservice Teachers in Applying Computer Technology to Lesson Planning as a Component of the Elementary School Methods Curriculum.
This practicum was designed to expand the preservice teacher's ability to understand and demonstrate the use of computers and new technologies in elementary school lesson planning. Teachers were expected to focus on acquiring skills to operate a computer, computer applications, and other technological resources as tools for learning and instructional practice during a 12-week period. Pre- and post-implementation questionnaires were administered to test teacher attitudes on recognizing, valuing and believing in the advantages of technology in the elementary classroom, especially in future lesson planning. A checklist of word processing skills was used to measure actual achievement. Questionnaire results showed that all participating preservice teachers valued and recognized technology use. Outcomes also revealed that all teachers were able to demonstrate their abilities in word processing and multimedia design in lesson planning. An analysis of data from the practicum indicated that with basic word processing, multimedia skills, and a hands-on approach, technology can be integrated with lesson planning. Data is illustrated in four tables. Appendices include: teacher questionnaires, word processing skills and multimedia knowledge checklists, and lesson plan checklists. Contains 40 references. (MAS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Preservice Teachers
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.