Action Research Project 2003-2004

 

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Field of Action:

Help the staff in my school to feel more comfortable with computers and the software to help them include tech in their classrooms. I will be focusing on people's reluctance to learn new things and how they overcome this and take risks with technology.


Why?:

Teachers at my school only use a limited amount of technology, normally just to type lessons and worksheets for the class or type correspondence between school and home.


My Question:

If I do staff development on simple applications and applications that are available at our school, will the teachers and assistants in my school feel more comfortable and utilize technology in their classrooms in various ways?


Status Quo:

In most classrooms, computers are limited to simple applications or games. They are hardly used in lessons or presentations. Most of the teachers use the same software all year without exploring other resources or different ways to use the software.