ERIC Number: ED495087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Impact of Intel Teach Essentials on Teachers' Instructional Practices and Uses of Technology
Martin, Wendy; Shulman, Simon
Education Development Center, Inc.
This research literature on educational technology has identified important contextual factors that influence how technology is used in educational settings. In May of this year, EDC conducted the 2006 Instructional Practices and Classroom Use of Technology Survey with over a thousand teachers. This report first presents the overall survey findings and the relationship between program participation and the key outcome indicators. The report then examines the impact that teachers' pedagogical beliefs and technology access have on the key indicators. It further examines how program participation interacts with these other factors to influence whether and how teachers use technology in their teaching. Finally, the report explores how these key contextual factors interact with each other on the district level and how those interactions influence instructional technology use among teachers in the different districts. The program offers new ideas and strategies to those teachers who are not working in the optimal conditions or whose existing beliefs do not lead them to engage in innovative practices. Because these new ideas are integrated into concrete instructional materials that teachers can make themselves and take back to the classroom, the training can actually lead to the kinds of differences in behavior that these survey results reflect. (Contains 12 tables and 16 figures.)
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Professional Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Surveys, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, New York, NY. Center for Children and Technology.