More than Inventory: Effective Integration of Instructional Technology to Support Student Learning in K-12 Schools
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AbstractThis paper is a report of three case studies considering the instructional uses oftechnology in public school classrooms. A level of technological proficiency wasdetermined for each school that participated in the research through the use of a series ofsurveys, teacher interviews, and observation. Once a level of proficiency was determinedfor each case, specific strategies used at each school to promote technology integrationwere evaluated. Data collected and analyzed for each case indicated that strategies forstrong technology integration must address three specific areas; the schools vision ofintegration, the leadership at each school, and the training method used for staffdevelopment. Results indicated that public schools that addressed all three areasadequately were able to achieve a higher level of technology integration, with improvedacceptance and attitudes towards technology in everyday use by both teachers and students.