Share Paper: The Case for Technology Supported Service Learning: How Chronicled Videos Showcased Pre-Service Bilingual Teachers

  1. Leticia De Leon, University of Texas - Pan American, United States
  2. Michael Whitacre, University of Texas - Pan American, United States
Tuesday, March 8 4:30 PM-5:00 PM Oaklands

Abstract: Pre-service bilingual teachers completed a service learning project as part of their teacher preparation program, and chronicled it in video, which was viewable in YouTube through Private Sharing. Students then reflected on the project and how different technologies supported their learning. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to determine to what extent technology supported their learning and reflection as they completed their service learning projects. In what way did the chronicled videos enrich the experience and help them better understand the communities where they will be teaching? Data were triangulated through three open ended reflections and video analysis ...