Pre-service Teachers Learn about Integrating Computer Technology into Writing Instruction
Alex Pan, Sarah Kern, The College of New Jersey, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
With the increasing importance of computer and related technology in the current writing curriculum, it is essential for preservice teachers to gain first-hand experiences from the actual classroom and develop strategies for effective computer integration. This article further assesses preservice teachers' perceptions of technology supported writing instruction both pre- and post a study with sophomore students enrolled in a school of education. The students were surveyed with respect to their knowledge and practice of using the computer and the Internet for writing instruction. Surveys were also conducted on inservice teachers and their use of the computers and Internet for writing instruction as well as research in the classroom. The main conclusions are presented as well as secondary data that was collected with respect to pedagogical implications for future teaching of writing in the elementary and middle schools.
Pan, A. & Kern, S. (2003). Pre-service Teachers Learn about Integrating Computer Technology into Writing Instruction. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2635-2638). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).