Exploring the Elements of a Classroom Technology Applications Implementation Framework

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This paper proposes a preliminary Framework of Classroom Technology Applications Implementation, drawing from in-depth classroom data collected from 59 teachers from September 2011 to February 2012. The preliminary framework provides a tool to describe and categorize teacher implementation of technology applications in four areas: a taxonomy of technology applications, alignment with STEM inquiry methods, relevance to real-world contexts, and pedagogical practices that encourage students to engage in active learning and critical thinking. The paper concludes with a description of three teacher groups based on the framework and an analysis of differences between teachers who have participated in technology-intensive professional development and those who have not. This paper was presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco.

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Author(s): 

Caroline Parker, Christina Bonney, Michelle Schamberg (EDC authors), Cathlyn Stylinski (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science), Carla McAuliffe (TERC)

Publication Date: 

05/13/2013

Length: 

27 pp.