ERIC Number: EJ1079248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Teachers' Use of Technology in Elementary Reading Lessons
McDermott, Peter; Gormley, Kathleen A.
Reading Psychology, v37 n1 p121-146 2016
Proponents claim technology will transform classroom teaching and improve children's engagement and learning. Opponents argue that such benefits are oversold because little evidence exists that technology improves teaching and learning. We examined how elementary teachers in an urban school that was well resourced with technology used it when teaching reading. After 25 hours of observation we found teachers used technology to display multimedia content, generate interactive learning activities, focus student attention, display texts for shared reading, and individualize children's learning activities. Primary-grade reading lessons were often more participatory and multimodal than those in the intermediate grades.
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Learning Activities, Learner Engagement, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Innovation, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Literacy, Visual Aids, Educational Practices, Classroom Techniques, Case Studies, Observation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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