All teachers in the district have access to a personal computer and there is a computer lab located at each elementary school. Additionally, some of the teachers have access to iPad's, document readers, LCD projectors and Smart Boards either in their classroom or in their school.
- Vocabulary is directly related to reading comprehension
-Vocabulary should be taught directly (pre-teaching) and indirectly (print-rich environment)
-The ratio of students to computers every day is 5.3 to 1 and 97% of teachers have access to one or more computers in their classroom (U.S. Department of Education, 2009)
-Technology features, such as hyperlinks, animations and sound clips, enhance a student's vocabulary acquisition
Methods and Data Collection
- Structured Survey
- electronic (Survey Monkey)
- all close-ended questions
Due to the ample amount of technology available to teachers in District Y, the study would be generalizable to similar school districts. Additionally, non responses on the survey or lack of participation would distort the sample and impact generalizability.
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