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Teachers Use of Computers

Evolution of Thought and Practice in a Computer-Using Classroom

This model adapted from ACOT Research


Teacher Behavior

Student Behavior

Typical Teacher

Staff Development & Time Needed


Appear not to use the technology much

Equipment sits with dust cover on most of the time

Occasional use

If I had my druthers I don’t think I would ever look at a computer again.

0 hours

0 experience


Begin to use a few applications to automate existing tasks

Gradebook, word processing

No change in teaching

Expand use

No change in learning

We are finding that students come in to use the computers during lunch and stay late.

30 hours

3 months


Methods of presenting information begin to incorporate technology


Work on computer is accepted and encouraged

It’s amazing to me how much these kids are learning.

30-50 hours

3+ months


Learning is changing

New methods of preparing and presenting information.

Classroom is physically arranged differently from traditional.

Change in the type of work done

Groups and project-based learning

I could never have anticipated that much cooperative learning going on.

51-70 hours

2 years


New ways of using the technology are developed to enhance the quality of the learning enterprise


The students are creating their own knowledge and using their creativity to research and explain information.

71+ hours

2-5 years

Note: Many teachers never reach this level.

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