The Implementation of Change in Technology Rich K-8 Classrooms
Ron Zambo,, Ray Buss, Helen Padgett, Keith Wetzel, Arizona State University West, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This qualitative study reports on the Arizona Classrooms of Tomorrow Today project, a component of a Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology project. In conjunction with five partner school districts, Arizona State University West developed five technology-rich K-8 classrooms that serve as models for preservice students and university instructors. This study reports on the changes occurring as the AZCOTT teachers learn to teach in technology rich classrooms. Changes were described in teacher practices, student attitudes, and classroom management. Generally, the researchers found that technology has become an integral part of each classroom. Factors contributing to implementing change in these classrooms are discussed. The researchers also discuss the progress made toward using these classrooms as models for preservice students.
Zambo,, R., Buss, R., Padgett, H. & Wetzel, K. (2001). The Implementation of Change in Technology Rich K-8 Classrooms. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2155-2160). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).