ERIC Number: ED432294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
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Infusing Technology in Elementary Social Studies Methods.
Beisser, Sally R.
This paper discusses the need for university faculty to effectively model appropriate and engaging uses of computer technology in teacher education courses. Preservice teachers need to experience implementing meaningful ways to use available technologies in preparation of lessons and activities. Specific reference to infusion of technology in elementary social studies methods is explored through methods course assignments which include electronic communication, electronic presentations, software analysis, Internet site analysis, multimedia project creations, and World Wide Web site development. Findings indicate that overall, the students in this course evaluate themselves as competent in use of technology in the social studies content areas. (Contains 19 references.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Assignments, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Methods Courses, Multimedia Materials, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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