ERIC Number: EJ1080646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Technology Integration: PDAs as an Instructional and Reflective Tool in the Science Classroom
Pedersen, Jon E.; Marek, Edmund A.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v7 n1 p521-528 2007
The role of technology has an increased emphasis in the PK-12 classroom and in the preparation of teachers. The wide support for the integration of technology in day-to-day instruction is evidenced at many levels and through many organizations. The current study focused on examining and describing the experiences of faculty and interns as they relate to the use of the PDA. Results indicate that a clear and effective purpose for technology that matched specified outcomes was key for all of informants in this study. Results also indicated that the simplest, most efficient technology for a particular task was essential.
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Science Instruction, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Action Research, Phenomenology, Teacher Attitudes, Journal Writing, Teachers, Internship Programs, Middle School Students, High School Students, Productivity, Technology Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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