ERIC Number: ED474550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-30
Reference Count: N/A
Time for Technology: Successfully Integrating Technology in Elementary School Classrooms.
English, Susan J.
This study, conducted in March 2001, surveyed 142 grades 2-4 classroom teachers regarding their use of educational technology. The purpose of the study was to demonstrate the importance of providing teachers with the necessary time to investigate, implement, and fully integrate technology into their classrooms. While it is imperative that schools work to provide adequate hardware, software, training, and support, it was the hypothesis of this study that, in order to fully capitalize on schools' technology investments, administrators must find creative ways to provide teachers with preparation and development time dedicated toward integrating this technology into their classroom curriculums. While additional research needs to be conducted, a strong correlation was found between the amount of time teachers spent working with computers and the level of technology integration in their classrooms. Copies of the letter to school administrators, cover letter sent with survey packets, survey instructions, and survey are appended. (Contains 45 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, Aquinas College.