Tenets of Technology Integration: The Cool Things That Can Be Achieved
Bobby Ojose, University of Redlands, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Abstract: This study was conducted to examine the promising practices of using technology to teaching in charter schools in California. The research employed an in-depth qualitative case study method. The main participants were principals, lead teachers of technology, teachers, and support staff. Interviews, observations, and archival documents were the main data collection tools. The study found that one school (MSA) has the promising practice of using technology to enhance the subject matter of knowledge of students by using computers to further explore concepts already taught in the regular classroom. The other school (CART) has the promising practice of applying technology to real-life situations as a teaching pedagogy. The result of these practices has positive educational outcomes in the following areas: increased student achievement in standardized test scores, increased student motivation, growth in mean GPA, less behavior problems from students, and improved school attendance by students.
Ojose, B. (2010). Tenets of Technology Integration: The Cool Things That Can Be Achieved. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3498-3501). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).