Model Technology Classrooms in Teacher Education
Kathryn Matthew, Kimberly Kimbell-Lopez, Louisiana Tech University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-37-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Model technology classrooms at the university and in local schools provide preservice teachers with opportunities to see technology use modeled and to practice teaching with technology. Observing technology being used in classrooms and teaching with technology assures that new teachers will infuse technology in their classrooms. Since teachers teach the way they were taught, it is essential that they be taught with technology. However, since the majority of teacher preparation faculty were not taught with technology, they need resources and support as they learn to integrate technology into their teaching and change from teacher-directed to student-directed learning.
Matthew, K. & Kimbell-Lopez, K. (2000). Model Technology Classrooms in Teacher Education. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2000--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 12-15). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).