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ERIC Number: EJ738164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 38
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Addressing the Nets for Students through Constructivist Technology Use in K-12 Classrooms
Niederhauser, Dale S.; Lindstrom, Denise L.
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v34 n1 p91-128 2006
The National Educational Technology Standards for Students promote constructivist technology use for K-12 students in U.S. schools. In this study, researchers reported on 716 cases in which teachers described technology-based activities they conducted with their students. Narrative analysis was used to examine case transcripts relative to the NETS*S, and the constructivist principles that support them. Findings suggest teachers' instructional technology use has shifted from the drill-and-practice and word-processing usage that was so pervasive in the 1980s and 1990s, to more constructive hands-on tool-based uses. However, teachers missed opportunities to engage their students in higher-order thinking when they limited problem-solving potential and over-structured student design activities. A section on interview protocol is appended. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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