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Improving Teacher Candidate Use Of Mobile Technologies Through Classroom Modeling

, , University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Mobile devices are more commonplace in PK-12 classrooms (Gawelek, Spataro, & Komarny, 2011; Reid and Ostashewski, 2011). They are more affordable, available educational applications are growing, and teacher candidates need exposure if they are going to successfully use devices in the classroom (Foote, 2010; Johnson, Smith, Willis, Levine, & Haywood, 2011; Quillen, 2011; Schachter & D’Orio, 2011). This presentation examines a study conducted by three faculty using iPads in different classrooms with teacher candidates. One course was a technology integration course required by all candidates, one was specific to early childhood teacher preparation, and a third was science methods. The study provides preparation programs with a better understanding of the comfort levels, self-efficacy, skills, knowledge, and experiences needed by teacher candidates if they are to be prepared to use mobile devices effectively in future classrooms.


Willis, J. & Dodo Seriki, V. (2014). Improving Teacher Candidate Use Of Mobile Technologies Through Classroom Modeling. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2694-2699). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 21, 2019 from .

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