This research focused on a study conducted across three different teacher education programs, focusing on equipping teacher candidates with strategies for technology integration while encouraging them to examine how to best glorify God with appropriate technology use in the classroom. Students were instructed using common research-based practices and assignments. These included instruction on the SAMR model, exploration of a variety of technology tools, and a reflection on what it means to glorify God through teaching with technology. Pre- and post-survey data was collected to measure the effectiveness of both the instruction and changes in students' attitudes and perceptions of technology use in teaching. Pre-service teachers read and discussed research addressing Christian wisdom on technology, pursuing excellence in Christian education, technology and computational thinking in the classroom, and digital citizenship as they engaged in these assignments. This article includes main themes, preliminary findings, and implications for future research based on results across all three institutions.
King, R. J.,
Best Practices and Biblical Worldview for Technology Integration.
International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal, 17(2).
Educational Technology Commons, Elementary Education Commons, Teacher Education and Professional Development Commons