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ERIC Number: EJ1069058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1629
Technology Integration in Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Classrooms in a Florida School District
Pittman, Tiffani; Gaines, Trudi
Educational Technology Research and Development, v63 n4 p539-554 Aug 2015
Third, fourth and fifth grade teachers have the potential to shape the way their students will begin to view and use technology. This study investigated the nature of technology usage among third, fourth and fifth grade teachers in a Florida school district as well as the relationship between the level of technology usage factors such as available technology access/support, professional development relating to technology, and teachers' attitudes and beliefs toward technology usage. Also of interest was how teachers rate the barriers to technology integration. An original survey instrument was designed, and responses from 75 participants were analyzed. Results indicated that only 18.7% of respondents met the requirements to be considered high-level technology integrators. Teachers' attitudes and beliefs about the importance of technology integration and direct student access to computers within the classroom had significant positive correlations with high-level technology usage. The strongest barrier to technology integration was a lack of available computers/hardware, followed by factors relating to the time required to develop and implement lesson plans that incorporate technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
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