How Teachers Use Technology Differently in Varied Subject Areas and Grade Levels: A National Study

ID: 25619 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Anne Leftwich, Thomas Brush, Serdar Abaci, Nate Powell, Tiffany Roman, Peter VanLeusen, and Jesse Strycker, Indiana University, United States

Tuesday, March 3 2:45 PM-3:45 PM Location: Meeting Room 1

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Abstract: Many have suggested one reason for these lower level activities may be attributed to teacher knowledge (U.S. ED, 2004), specially regarding the lack of obvious connections between technology uses and the curriculum. In order for teachers to use technology, it becomes important to establish the link between specific technology applications and subject areas/curriculum (Zhao & Cziko, 2001). In order to understand how teachers use technology in specific subject areas, this study will investigate 1500 American induction teachers through the use of a survey. Comparisons of the various subjects and grade levels will be interpreted for professional development recommendations.


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