Nowadays it seems as if we, teachers, are not doing an effective job of teaching if we are not using technology. In Ertmer and Ottenbreit (2010) they argue that “teachers’ mindsets [need] to include the idea that teaching is not effective without the appropriate use of ICT resources” (p.278), however whilst I believe ICT can be an important tool for educators, for them to claim that teaching is not effective without ICT is a very inaccurate and sweeping statement that is not backed by evidence.
I decided to embark on my own mini action research project into whether the use of a recording app on a handheld device/iPad, would enhance children’s story writing. The premise for this is that research and theories have communicated the need for oral rehearsal of stories and the barrier of which the mechanical process of writing can have on emergent writers.
I have included the research’s report.
Ertmer, P. A., & Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A. T. (2010). Teacher technology change: How knowledge,confidence, beliefs, and culture intersect, Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 42(3), 255–284