Rethinking the technology integration challenge: Cases from three urban elementary schools
Case study, Elementary, Qualitative, Technology, Technology integration, Urban education
Journal of Research on Technology in Education
Case studies of three urban elementary schools were conducted to document the integration of technology given identical resources from a local university's PT3 grant. Data sources for this qualitative study included participant observers’ field notes and journal entries, school persontel interviews, timeline and chronicle of technology-reuited priorities and events, and children’s and teachers’ technology artifacts. Cases were summarized with respect to prior technology context, agents of growth and development, and changes and future directions. The analysis identified three scaffolds that appear to have a significant influence on—and redefine the challenge of—technology integration: alignment with the curriculumlmission, teacher leadership, and public private roles for technology recognition. © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
Department of Special Education
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Staples, Amy; Pugach, Marleen C.; and Himes, Dj, "Rethinking the technology integration challenge: Cases from three urban elementary schools" (2005). Faculty Publications. 2982.