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

ID: 34909 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Donna Wake and Jeff Whittingham, University of Central Arkansas, United States

Thursday, March 8 11:30-11:50 AM Location: Creekside I View on map

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

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.

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