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ERIC Number: EJ1080795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5804
Technology and the Prospective Teacher: Exploring the Use of the TI-83 Handheld Devices in Social Studies Education
Crowe, Alicia; van 't Hooft, Mark
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v6 n1 p99-119 2006
Using technology to enhance student learning in social studies has become an important area for discussion and study within the field of social studies education. Handheld devices are one of the recently emerging technologies. This article describes an initial study of the TI-83 handheld device in the education of preservice social studies teachers. In particular, this study examined data collected from one group of preservice teachers to determine how they viewed the TI-83 handheld device and how they used the handheld technology in their social studies teaching. Data was collected from surveys, interviews, lesson ideas, and observations. Some findings suggested that the design of the tool and the programs for it played a strong role in the preservice teachers' views of and uses of the tool in lessons.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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