Date Approved

4-29-2003

Embargo Period

5-3-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Kern, Robert

Subject(s)

Educational technology

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to research techniques for integrating technology into the curriculum in order to improve the learning of the students. This was accomplished through analyzing material submitted by the Clearview Middle School's teachers and through the research of the intern. Four different requests for technology information were distributed to the teachers. Only 10% of the teachers submitted material for the handbook. The limited amount of information received after the requests resulted in a technology questionnaire that was used to define the teachers' technology aptitudes and determine how technology was being utilized in the school. The results of the questionnaire outlined the need for increased technology training and activities that required higher-level thinking skills. The result of this project was a 27-page technology handbook that included activities such as WebQuests, multimedia presentations, teaching simulations and virtual tours. These items were activities that teachers wanted to include into the curriculum, based on research from the technology questionnaire. The technology handbook will be distributed to each staff member in September of 2003 to increase the district's literature on effective uses of technology.

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