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ERIC Number: EJ1090444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2153-2974
Technology Integration with Teacher Candidates in a Summer-Camp Setting
Pilgrim, Jodi; Berry, Joan
Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, v30 n4 p131-138 2014
Many districts have implemented one-to-one technology initiatives, where students have access to computers or tablets for use in and out of school. Teachers participating in these initiatives may lack knowledge about ways to integrate technology into classroom practices (Pilgrim and Bledsoe, 2012); therefore, teacher preparation programs must prepare teachers for work in technology-rich environments (U.S. Department of Education, 2010). In order to model technology integration, teacher educators at a small university in Texas implemented a one-to-one iPad initiative in a summer-camp setting. Preservice teachers worked with middle school students for 1 week during the summer camp setting, engaging the participants in research and technology applications. The purpose of this article is to share preservice teachers' responses to the iPad initiative, student-centered interaction with the summer-camp participants, and technology integration, in an effort to prepare teachers for the 21st-century classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas