ERIC Number: ED382164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Improving Computer and Technology Integration in a School Setting.
Amico, Jennifer Z.
An inservice program was designed to improve the integration of computer technology in a school setting through improved teacher awareness, skills, and knowledge surrounding technology uses in both a classroom and lab setting. Goals included improved teacher literacy, student literacy, and curriculum integration. Outcomes were measured through a staff questionnaire evaluating changes in use and attitudes concerning computer technology integration, an examination of problem lists in computer labs for type and frequency of problems encountered while running the equipment, and a review of checklists for progress made on skills listed for students. To increase staff literacy, an inservice program utilizing present software, hardware, and their applications in the classroom was presented. Software training and demonstrations were offered according to appropriate grade level, interests, and skills. Student literacy was addressed by the development and planned initiation of a checklist of grade appropriate skills in the use of technology. Results show that teachers reported positive growth in attitude concerning the use of computer technology in the educational setting. Workshops which focused on the various age groupings served to expand the understanding of that particular group of students and the specific concerns of the teachers involved. Five appendices are entitled: "Survey of Technology Use"; "Survey of Teacher Need"; "Technology Inservice Evaluation"; "Sample Checklist of Computer Skills"; and "Student Survey of Computer Use." (Contains 24 references.) (MAS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum I Report, Nova Southeastern University.