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ERIC Number: ED474553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 15
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California Reading Language Arts Technology Institute Action Research Project.
Virgen-Heim, Veronica; Erlanger, Wendy; Crowe, Judith
This paper describes the Reading Language Arts Technology Institute at California Lutheran University (CLU), a two-unit continuing education course to develop teacher content area knowledge in ways that effectively utilize technology in K-12 reading instruction. Goals included: to enhance the teaching of reading and language arts; to better understand the value of technology in education; to build a network of experts in the teaching of reading utilizing technology; and to improve teacher attitudes toward integrating technology into the classroom. Project activities included: (1) instruction on CLU full-text databases; (2) concept mapping and brainstorming using the webbing software Inspiration; (3) evaluation of software; (4) using the Internet as a tool for learning; (5) use of the communication technology Tapped In, a multi-user virtual environment; (6) use of HyperStudio as a teaching tool; and (7) introduction to Netscape Composer Web page software. Participating teachers were pre- and post-surveyed regarding their attitudes toward language arts and technology integration. Findings included significant increases in positive teacher attitudes toward the use of technology and interest in implementing integrated technology lessons. A copy of the survey instrument is appended. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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