Infrastructure, Acquisition, and Training: The First Step Toward a Technology Literate Classroom
Wednesday, March 28 3:00-3:20 PM Location: Edison E
Abstract: The integration of technology in the kindergarten through 12th-grade (K-12) classroom is a complex and ever-evolving issue shaped by intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Classroom teachers face barriers to varying degrees as they acquire current and cutting-edge technological assets for their classrooms. This paper explores some of the fundamental issues that teachers experience when obtaining new technology from school infrastructure, to the processes in place for acquiring the technologies. Funding through grant organizations allows classroom teachers to meet these fundamental needs when they are not being met by the school institutions themselves.