Share Paper: What Middle Grades Teachers Think About Technology: Implications for Teaching and Learning

  1. Erik Kormos, Ashland University, United States
Wednesday, June 24 4:45 PM-5:00 PM Room 2

Abstract: This research explored middle grades’ teacher in-school educational technology use for instruction. A quantitative investigation examined adoption of technology, sources of acquired skills, usage frequencies, perceived effectiveness, and barriers to integration. A total of 796 participants employed across a Mid-Atlantic state from various demographic backgrounds responded to the researcher-developed questionnaire. Findings revealed document creation and presentation programs were most commonly used and perceived as the most effective tools to enhance student learning. Teachers voiced displeasure for video and audio editing software, as well as social networking. Participants indicated personal trial and error as the most likely way to acquire new ...