id: 06137432
dt: j
an: 2013b.00940
au: Bouck, Emily C.; Joshi, Gauri S.
ti: Assistive technology and mathematics education: reports from the field.
so: J. Comput. Math. Sci. Teach. 31, No. 2, 115-138 (2012).
py: 2012
pu: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE),
Waynesville, NC
la: EN
cc: U56 C76 D46 U66
ut: teaching-learning processes; calculators; educational software; media
technology; teacher role; effectiveness
ci:
li:
ab: Summary: Mathematics is a critical content area and assistive technology
can benefit students with high incidence disabilities in accessing and
achieving in this domain. Yet, the field lacks awareness of how often
teachers use assistive technology in mathematics and what types of
technology they are using. This study sought to understand teachersâ€™
self reported use and perceived effectiveness of assistive technology
in mathematics as well as factors hindering and encouraging use of
assistive technology in teaching mathematics to students with high
incidence disabilities. Middle school special education teachers in two
states were surveyed. Three main results were found: (a) relatively
little technology is reported being used to teach mathematics to this
population, (b) teachers generally perceived the technology for
mathematics to be effective, and (c) teachers reported not being
effectively prepared to teach with technology and felt knowledge and
training served as both a barrier and a support to its implementation.
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