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Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions of Technology Used to Support K-12 Student Literacy Development

Brief Paper ID: 34909
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    Donna Wake
    University of Central Arkansas
  2. Jeff Whittingham
    University of Central Arkansas

Abstract: This study explores teacher education candidates’ perceptions of technologies used to support K-12 student literacy development. Candidates scored each technology based on their impressions of its ability to support student literacy development. They also self-evaluated their own level of expertise with each technology using a pre/post survey. Technologies included broad-based applications (blogs, wikis, podcasts, digital storytelling) as well as more specific applications (prezi, glogster, voicethread). Results indicate an increased knowledge of technologies available to support K-12 student literacy development. In addition, certain technologies were rated as more effective in promoting student literacy development. Data were disaggregated for secondary versus elementary candidate populations.

Presider: Pasquina Campanella, University of Bari "Aldo Moro"

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