Magazine article Technology and Children

Message from the President of TECC

Magazine article Technology and Children

Message from the President of TECC

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Research shows that elementary school teachers, more often than other teachers, tend to be science-shy. The result is that the teacher may opt to not include science concepts as an integrated part of the regular curriculum. It is plausible that the same anxieties teachers have about teaching science in an elementary classroom also apply to the teaching of technology.

Teaching technology is a hands-on, minds-on process that engages your students but can also cause perceived disruptions to the typical way a teacher regularly conducts class. New teachers benefit from sharing ideas with their mentors, and they grow as they learn from their mistakes and improve their instructional planning and classroom management. When any teacher tries something new in the classroom, he or she is like a new teacher in many ways. It is helpful to get ideas on how to manage the new process from other teachers who have tried it.

The Technology Education for Children Council (TECC) is dedicated to helping teachers understand what works when it comes to teaching technology to their students in integrated, relevant ways. The Council does this through its contributions to Technology and Children in cooperation with the International Technology Education Association.

In all effort to expand the outreach effort of the Council, TECC would like to start an electronic newsletter that helps teachers know what works.

Elementary School Technology Education: What Works will be developed and distributed solely by TECC. …

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