Constructivist Technology Uses
This snapshot exemplifies how teachers' technology use interacts with their beliefs about teaching (as well as their technology expertise and access).
When predicting use of exploratory software (e.g., Excel or other spreadsheets) in social studies no single one of these -- access to technology, technology expertise or constructivist beliefs -- was predictive by itself. It is the teachers who reported all three, including constructivist-oriented beliefs, who used this kind of technology the most.
This can be seen by starting at the bottom of the figure and reading up.
Demystifying Data about Technology Impacts in Schools
The purpose of this document is to help educators communicate effectively about the impacts of their technology use. It presents the "error model" of research…
Source: Becker, H.J. (2000). Is Cuban Right? Teaching, Learning & Computing: 1998. Irvine, CA,.