ERIC Number: ED478386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug-5
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How New Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom.
This study examined new teachers' use of technology in the classroom. Data were collected from 28 former elementary and middle school majors who were currently teaching in schools near the university they had attended. Teachers completed a survey instrument, and the researcher visited their classrooms. Very few of the teachers had easy access to technology. Limited computer lab time for students, absence of technology correlated to objectives and tests for the district, and lack of multiple, up-to-date computers in the classroom challenges most teachers' efforts to integrate technology into the curriculum in a systematic, viable way. While participants reported using traditional technology such as overhead projectors, videos, and laser discs as part of their instructional delivery systems, most felt that the Internet was a more motivating and captivating mode to use with students for a variety of learning activities. Teachers were eager to expand their repertoire of techniques and expressed great interest in finding out what was working for other teachers. (Contains 32 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Summer Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators (Williamsburg, VA, August 3-7, 2002).