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ERIC Number: ED409889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 10
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Adopting Telecommunications: A Teacher's Personal Quest toward Implementation.
Harris, Genell Hooper; Bruce, Bertrum
Adopting and adapting electronic networks for classroom instruction requires refining and redeveloping. Teachers must discern which potential element or elements (for example, classroom projects, databases, or e-mail) operates best in their classrooms, for their students, and with their teaching styles. Teachers develop individual processes of technology adoption. For some, it begins with learning how to operate the hardware and software programs, but the adoption process embodies much more. Teachers delve into a personal process of integration as they learn how to integrate electronic networks into classrooms with an overburdened curriculum and limited technology resources and support. Success with integrating electronic networks is a process of learning about oneself, one's teaching, and the potential of classroom communications. This paper traces the experiences of a 6th-7th grade science and social studies teacher trying to adopt and integrate an electronic network in a classroom in a small rural community. The paper highlights techniques that were successful, barriers to the adoption of electronic networks in the classroom, and lessons learned from the experience. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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