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Developing Makerspace Activities to Help Improve Preservice Teachers’ Technology Integration Competency
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, Towson University, United States ; , Catonsville Middle School, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Online ISBN 978-1-939797-48-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

The poster paper presents a project that aims to develop makerspace activities to help improve preservice teachers’ technology integration competency. There has been a growing interest in the adoption of makerspaces in K-12 educational settings in the United States. The need for developing preservice teachers’ makerspace technology competency is imminent. The purpose of this project is to help teacher education major students at a mid-Atlantic university to develop skills in the design, development, and implementation of makerspace activities in K-12 environments by providing them with the opportunity to engage in makerspace activities that align with K-12 curriculum standards. The developed maker modules will be shared during the poster presentation session. The poster will also feature (in videos and photos) school students’ work while they were pilot testing the maker activities.

Citation

Song, L. & Elmendorf, D. (2020). Developing Makerspace Activities to Help Improve Preservice Teachers’ Technology Integration Competency. In D. Schmidt-Crawford (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1333-1336). Online: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 27, 2021 from .