ERIC Number: ED430539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Computers in Classrooms.
This booklet outlines the information gained from five case studies in New Zealand primary schools on how the use of computers was integrated into the school environment and the curriculum. Principals, teachers, and information technology (IT) coordinators were interviewed about students' use of computers. Information on the equipment available and IT policies and plans at each school was collected, and students were observed as they used computer equipment. The following areas are discussed: (1) history of and visions for computer use; (2) the main aims of computer use; (3) management and costs; (4) plans and policies; (5) approaches to locating computer equipment; (6) the importance of technical support; (7) importance of staff development; (8) integration of computer use into the curriculum; (9) approaches to maximizing the use of computer equipment, including how/when students use computers, peer tutoring/group work, and guidelines; (10) use of software; (11) examples of how software is used (spreadsheets, presentation software, database software, drawing software, e-mail, World Wide Web, CD-ROMs, digital cameras/video images, school Web sites, other activities, and teacher use of computers); (12) benefits and advantages of computer use for students; and (13) issues concerning computer use; and (14) essential factors which supported computer use. References for teachers are appended. (AEF)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Information Policy, Information Technology, Policy Formation, Technology Integration, Technology Planning, Use Studies, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand