Are Parents, Teachers and Principals Ready and Able to Create Technology Rich 21st Century Learning Environments? Suggestions from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Part 2
Abstract: This symposium highlights a variety of empirical studies related to the theme to technology integration in K-12 schools. The first study describes how Activity Theory is being used to examine the relationship between one-to-one laptop initiatives and 21st century skill development. The second study illustrates how the Theory of Planned Behavior is being used to examine teachers intended use of social media. The third study outlines how Situational Learning Theory is being used to understand how public schools embed online reputation management into school curriculum. The fourth study describes 18 principals ‘perceptions of the factors that support and constrain digital, media and global literacy skill development in teachers and students. The last study describes pre-service teachers’ perceptions of the influence their preparation program had on their developing TPACK skills. Session attendees will discuss the national and international significance of the theme and the five studies.