iPads and Text Master: Ideas to Increase Use of Technology in Teacher Education Programs

By Odette Bruneau and Jodi Meyer-Mork.

Published by The International Journal of Adult, Community and Professional Learning

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Technology and the application of technology in education classrooms is an integral part of preservice teacher education. Teacher preparation programs must respond to the mandate to prepare technologically literate teachers. The authors present multiple instructional means through which they integrated technology into an undergraduate teacher preparation program. One technology, the iPad, was used to examine curriculum, share trade books, design presentation pages, and create classroom arrangements. Other technologies used were Google Docs and applications for word clouds and semantic maps in Text Master.

Keywords: iPad, Text Master, Technology, Teacher Education Programs

The International Journal of Adult, Community and Professional Learning, Volume 20, Issue 3, June 2014, pp.13-23. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 3, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 647.809KB)).

Dr. Odette Bruneau

Professor, Education Department, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, USA

Odette Bruneau is Professor at Luther college where she has taught since 1995. She is primarily responsible for the preparation of teachers who seek the Instructional Strategist II: Behavior Disorders/Learning Disabilities endorsement. Odette has been a general education teacher, special education teacher, evaluation specialist, special education program coordinator, ESL teacher in China, and college professor. Her specialty areas include assessment, classroom management, students placed at-risk, and behavior/learning disabilities. She is the faculty advisor for the Luther chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children and has presented her work frequently both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Jodi Meyer-Mork

Assistant Professor, Education Department, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, USA

Jodi Meyer-Mork teaches at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She helps prepare teacher candidates primarily in elementary and early childhood education. She currently teaches courses related to literacy, diverse learners, instructional strategies, and early childhood education. She previously taught in special education and Title I programs in public schools. Her research interests include literacy, diversity, early childhood education, and self-study of teacher education practice.