Literacy and Technology Integration in the Classroom Stephanie Ciaravolo Education 702.22 Spring 2010 Midterm Presentation
Table of Contents Statement of the Problem Pg. 3 Review of The Literature Pg. 4 Hypothesis Pg. 11 References Pg. 12
Statement of the Problem Pre-service teachers are learning technological tools and concepts during their education. However, when it comes time to implement this knowledge there is a lack of ability of bringing this theory to reality. With an increase of proper use of technology in the classroom, perhaps student participation and active engagement will also increase.
Pros Pierson defined technology integration as teachers utilizing content and technological and pedagogical expertise effectively for the benefit of students learning. Woodbridge, Techlearning.com
Nicaise and Barnes compared technology to a tool that they used to promote a student centered, active learning environment - Rachel Karchmer
Cons Connecting media literacy to the state standards for subject areas is currently a major challenge of the media literacy movement - Elizabeth Thoman Teachers are not generally prepared to use these new technologies of literacies or to teach children how to use them effectively - Rachel Karchmer
Current Practices: Kid Pix Book Adventures Word Processing
Hypothesis I believe that with an increase of technology in the classroom, rates of student participation and active engagement will increase.
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