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Digital Neophytes: Creating a Digital Technology Course for Pre-Service Teachers

Brief Paper ID: 52518
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    Ricky Mullins
    Virginia Tech
  2. Amanda Biviano
    Virginia Tech
  3. Ariel Cornett
    University of Virginia
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    Todd Ogle
    Virginia Tech
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    David Hicks
    Virginia Tech

Abstract: This paper describes the design of a digital technology course for pre-service teachers in social studies and English Language Arts. We first provide a brief literature review that highlights the need to support pre-service teachers in using technology in the classroom. We then explain the components of our course. Finally, we provide preliminary findings from end of class reflections from pre-service teachers that capture their diverse experiences in the course. Findings suggest that most pre-service teachers had not evaluated technology for classroom use. Therefore, more courses are needed that allow pre-service teachers to develop a critical eye towards technology use in the classroom.

Presider: Nance Wilson, SUNY College at Cortland

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