Kindergartners using Video Streaming to make Learning Come Alive: Teachers, Teacher Candidates, and Teacher Educators Learning Together
Abstract: Beginning teachers struggle with translating what they know about technology into meaningful learning experiences for young children. Technology in education is often viewed as an “extra” part of the curriculum that does not correlate well with state or district objectives. This action research addresses the needs of both the teacher and the learner. This research also identifies how teachers can create meaningful learning experiences and meet mandated objectives in an engaging way. Taylor Elementary is a Title I school that offers little accessibility to technology and the integration into lesson planning. The population is economically diverse with over 50% on free and reduced lunch. This is the first opportunity for this elementary to use mobile devices in a learning environment. This project was part of the undergraduate research done in the Teacher Education department at Abilene Christian University. The projects included university professors, teachers, and teacher candidates in the university undergraduate program.