Abstract 13- Volume 1, Number 1, Spring 2006

Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 1, Number 1, Spring 2006

 

 

TECHNOLOGY FEATURE:
Standards, Firewalls, and General Classroom Mayhem: Implementing Student-Centered Technology Projects in the Elementary Classroom

Mark Hofer
The College of William & Mary

Kathleen Owings Swan
The University of Kentucky

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About the Author(s)…

Mark Hofer is an assistant professor in Educational Technology at the College of William and Mary in the School of Education and a former high school social studies teacher. He focuses on innovative ways to prepare pre-service teachers to transform teaching and learning with the appropriate use of technology and on exploring K-12 classroom applications of technology. He regularly shares his work at national and state conferences and in journals including Social Studies and the Young Learner, Learning and Leading with Technology, the Journal of Computing in Teacher Education and Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education. He may be contacted at: mjhofe@wm.edu, The College of William and Mary

Kathleen Owings Swan is an assistant professor in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Kentucky in the School of Education and a former high school social studies teacher. Dr. Swan’s research includes examining strategies for training pre-service and in-service social studies teachers to effectively use educational technology in social studies instruction.  She regularly presents her work at national and state conferences and in a variety of education journals including International Journal of Social Education, Social Studies and the Young Learner, and Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education and Learning and Leading with Technology. She may be contacted at: kswan@uky.edu, University of Kentucky.