Thursday, March 8
11:30-11:50 AM
Creekside I

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

Brief Paper ID: 34909
  1. aaa
    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"


Conference attendees are able to comment on papers, view the full text and slides, and attend live presentations. If you are an attendee, please login to get full access.