Center for Science and Math Education
Using technology tools in math instruction can help stimulate problem-solving skills and understanding of math concepts. However, teachers need to be confident in their abilities to use technology tools. This study investigated whether or not a four-week in-service professional development institute that addressed the use of technology in math education helped improved the teachers’ attitude and confidence in applying technology. Findings indicated that as the teachers explored and used the available technology tools relevant to math instruction during the institute, the more proactive and motivated they became to continue their professional development in using technology for classroom instruction. They realized that they were able to use technology and desired to continue their education in this area.
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education
Herron, S. S.,
Fang, H. L.,
(2010). Improving Teacher's self confidence in Learning Technology Skills and Math Education through Professional Development. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 6(2).
Available at: https://aquila.usm.edu/fac_pubs/15689