Preparing Preservice Teachers to Integrate Technology in Learning Within a Biology Classroom
Melody Hopkins, Stephanie Hulon, University of South Alabama, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This best practice is on the collaboration of educational technology preservice teachers and local teachers in his or her field. This collaboration emphasizes the importance of preparing preservice teachers to foster digital citizenship in their students. Many first year teachers are expected to be familiar with and be experts at integrating technology into the curriculum to foster student achievement and motivation. Technology is rapidly changing, more accessible, and more motivating to students of this digital age. With this in mind, this best practice strategy provides preservice teachers with the opportunity to experience real world application of skills in order to improve proficiency of skills. Preservice teachers were given the task of locating and evaluating a virtual field trip and creating a student guide for a high school biology course. The results of this teaching strategy will present the perceptions of preservice teachers on their experience creating the lesson and the perceptions of the local teacher and the students on implementing and completing the lesson.
Hopkins, M. & Hulon, S. (2013). Preparing Preservice Teachers to Integrate Technology in Learning Within a Biology Classroom. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (p. 4901). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 21, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/48905/.