Published 2014 by Association of Scientists, Developers and Faculties in Vietnam .
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This study examined the teachers’ attitudes and competence towards computer technology integration in selected schools of Iligan City Division for school year 2009-2010. Specifically it determined the extent of teachers’ attitude towards computer technology integration. In addition, the study also determined the level of teachers’ competence in terms of the following application tools: PC Basics; Word Processing; Spreadsheets; and Graphic Presentations. This study employed the descriptive-survey method. The respondents were the randomly selected 161 teachers of Iligan City Division. As to the gathering of data, a rating scale instrument on attitude and competence toward technology integration was used. Statistical tools used were frequency, percentage, and mean. From the data gathered, it was found that teachers’ encourage their students to use computers in their class tasks. It was also found that integrating computer technology in their lessons excite their students. In addition, it was also found that teachers never use various application softwares for their lesson. Moreover, as to teachers’ competence in PC Basics it was found that teachers were fully capable of turning ON and OFF the computer and can open and close window or application. As to teachers’ competence in word processing, it was found that teachers were capable of using different ways of opening MS Word and can save and rename an MS Word file. As to the teachers’ competence in utilizing spreadsheet it was found that teachers were fully capable of naming and saving a workbook; close a workbook and quit Excel. They were also capable of changing the orientation and scale of the worksheet; add and delete page breaks; set and clear print areas of the worksheets. As to teachers’ competence in graphic presentation it was found that teachers were fully capable entering text in a slide pane and insert new slide. They were also fully capable in opening the power point application; create a presentation using design template; add text to a slide; adjust the position of the text object; change text alignment and spacing. From the findings the following were the recommendations: DepED Key Officials must hold in-service trainings, conferences and workshops that would address the need of teachers utilizing various application tools such as web 2.0 tools in the classroom; DepEd Administrators must invite education and IT specialists and experts to help train teachers effectively integrate computer technology in the classroom; Teachers must undergo continues education in the area of computer technology integration in the classroom. They must allow themselves to be equipped of technological skills to teach the 21st Century Learners; To increase the level of teachers’ competence in different application tools such as PC Basics, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Graphic Presentations, latest issue of computer units must be provided to each school as possible through the efforts of the local government units, non-government organizations and the initiative of the DepED officials. By then, teachers can be trained in utilizing the different application tools at their nearest stations; and further studies on teachers’ practices, attitudes toward ICT Integration, and teachers’ competence in ICT should be undertaken to enhance the curriculum of the basic education.
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