Pre Experimental Study Evaluates Best Practices

1753 WordsOct 17, 20148 Pages
This proposed quantitative, pre-experimental study evaluates best practices” to facilitate the advancement of technology for K–12 students aligned to cross curriculum strategies and activities through developing an online support network (OSN). Designing a teacher professional learning through curriculum integration strategies would precede wireless laptop classroom integration, create access for educators to share and plan new academic tasks collaboratively (Oliver, 2010). For instance, a study on OSN conducted by Stewart, Bachman and Babb (2009) promoted online teacher training technology through social constructivism (SC). Stewart, Bachman and Babb (2009) found that online teacher training delivered a massive conventional teaching…show more content…
Hennessy, Harrison, and Wamakote (2010) stressed that online teacher training has the greatest effects on teachers’ attitudes, skills, and confidence needed to infuse technology in the classroom effectively. However, effective change in teachers’ attitudes necessitates two central edicts using the social constructivism (SC) approach: First, teachers should be trained with wireless laptop technology. Second, the stakeholders need to make certain that all schools provide a purified setting according to Dewey’s SC philosophy. Providing a purified setting can ensure that teachers have the technological support system, and assistance to integrating wireless laptop technology effectively into their curriculum and instructional practices (Gritter, 2009). According to So and Kim (2009), teacher training and a support system with integrating technology in the instructional practice should be structured in a holistic way so that they can see the connection. Through assessment based on a full deliberation of interrelationships between content, pedagogy, and technology, teachers can anticipate constructive sound effects of technology integrated task through student academic performances. Papert, Vygotsky, Dewey and Piaget’s social constructivism (SC) principles
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