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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 3833–3840
Although there is ever-increasing emphasis on integrating technology in teaching, there are few well-tested and refined assessments to measure the quality of this integration. The few measures that are available tend to favor constructivist...
“Grounded” Technology Integration: Instructional Planning Using Curriculum-Based Activity Type Taxonomies
Judith Harris; Mark Hofer; Margaret Blanchard; Neal Grandgenett; Denise Schmidt; Marcela van Olphen; Carl Young
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 573–605
Technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK or TPACK) – the highly practical professional educational knowledge that enables and supports technology integration – is comprised of teachers’ concurrent and interdependent knowledge of curriculum...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 4352–4359
Teachers’ knowledge for technology integration – conceptualized as technological pedagogical content knowledge, or TPACK (Mishra & Koehler 2006) – is difficult to discern, much less assess. Given the complexity, situatedness and interdependence of...
Mark Hofer; Judi Harris; Margaret Blanchard; Neal Grandgenett; Denise Schmidt; Marcela van Olphen; Carl Young
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 4099–4102
During this first session in a two-part symposium, we will first introduce and explain the activity types approach to technology integration, demonstrating how it helps teachers to develop technology integration knowledge (specifically,...
TPCK in Preservice and Inservice Teacher Education: A Discussion of how Technological Pedaogogical Content Knowledge is Facilitated and Constrained in Teacher Education Contexts
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 2194–2195
Technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK) (Mishra & Koehler, 2006) is emerging as one of the field's more important contributions to teacher education. TPCK, a conceptual framework for technology integration, is based upon and extends...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 4696–4703
In 2010, the authors developed, tested, and released a reliable and valid instrument that can be used to assess the quality of inexperienced teachers’ TPACK by examining their detailed written lesson plans. In the current study, the same instrument...
Mark Hofer; Judi Harris; Margaret Blanchard; Neal Grandgenett; Denise Schmidt; Marcela van Olphen; Carl Young
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 4103–4106
During this second session in a two-part symposium, we will first introduce and explain the activity types approach to technology integration, demonstrating how it helps teachers to develop technology integration knowledge (specifically,...
Contributing to the Cyberinfrastructure: An Interactive STEM Lesson Development Model for Educational Robotics
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 2640–2645
This paper will focus on an NSF project titled SPIRIT 2.0, which is designed to support and provide context for curriculum development in mathematics and science through an integrated robotics-focused approach. The SPIRIT 2.0 cyberinfrastructure is...
The Effect of 4-H Robotics and Geospatial Technologies on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Learning and Attitudes
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 447–452
This study investigated the use of educational robotics, paired with GPS and GIS geospatial technologies, as a context for learning selected concepts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) within an informal learning environment. ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 1353–1355
"The Community Discovered: The Search for Meaning Through the Integration of Art and Technology in K-12 Education"is now in its final year of its five years of funding, and is being conducted by Westside Community Schools in Omaha, Nebraska. The...
The Impact of Robotics Competitions on Youth STEM Learning, Attitudes and 21st Century workplace Skills
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 3614–3619
This study investigated the influence of an established robotics competition (FIRST LEGO League) on middle school youth’s learning of technology and engineering, and their attitudes towards science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and...
Using Handheld Technology to Bring Mathematics and Science Simulation Activities to Life for Preservice Mathematics Teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 4501–4504
Twenty-first century teacher preparation in mathematics pedagogy brings to light a new array of challenges, but also provides opportunities to facilitate learning with some very powerful technology tools. Simulation activities using handheld...
Measuring the Impact of Robotics and Geospatial Technologies on Youth Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Attitudes
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3331–3340
The Nebraska 4-H organization has developed a robotics and geospatial technologies instructional program for middle school youth (ages 11 to 15 years). Research and evaluation results across the three years of the project have shown that the program ...
On-Line and On Target: Strategies for Assessing the Educational Technology Competency of Pre-service Teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 1616–1620
It has been said that "You can't teach today's students with yesterday's materials, and expect them to have success tomorrow" (Teacher Librarian, March/April, 1999, p.34). It is indeed becoming a technological world, and the preparation of our...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 931–936
The evaluation of a multi-institutional educational technology project can indeed be a daunting task. Educational technology use within the project can be both a challenge and strength within the evaluation process, adding both variables to...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3231–3236
Past research has shown that educational robotics, when paired with geospatial technologies and taught in an informal educational environment, can be an innovative strategy to teach youth about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3237–3242
Robotics competitions with middle and high school students are well-established mechanisms to enhance student interest and engagement in STEM career pathways and to build teamwork skills. However, synchronous in-person competitions pose a variety...
Examining Pedagogical Trends within a Graphing Calculator Environment: An Analysis of Pre-service Teacher Perceptions
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 1385–1386
This paper summarizes the findings of a research study designed to collect pre-service teacher perceptions on factors relating to the use of graphing calculators in the secondary math classroom. The study was designed as a way to help improve...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 3570–3573
A strong evaluation process is often a key component in the success of any reform-based project, and particularly, in the complex and politically driven setting of pre-service teacher education. This brief paper presentation will describe the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 978–981
Mathematics education is changing rapidly and the NCTM Standards, as well as new technological advances, give the mathematics educator new tools to help students become more math literate. Mathematical modeling can be a primary factor in the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1770–1776
The purpose of this paper is to report the findings of a pilot study that utilized a wearable technologies intervention as a way to increase attitudes towards science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content areas for students in...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1089–1092
Mathematical modeling can perhaps be best defined as "the process of scientific inquiry" for mathematics. This is obviously a comfortable mode for teachers of science, but is rarely seen in the mathematics classrooms of today. This paper explores...
Helping Elementary Education Majors Brush Up on Mathematical Modeling: Insights from a Field Test of a New Online Learning Prototype
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 1361–1362
This paper describes insights related to the potential use of on-line training modules with elementary education pre-service teachers for enhancing their experience and background in mathematical modeling. These insights resulted from a field...
Topics: Elementary Education
TPACK Development in Teacher Education: A Longitudinal Study of Preservice Teachers in a Secondary M.A.Ed. Program
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 45, No. 1 (2012) pp. 83–106
How does preservice teachers' knowledge for technology integration develop during their teacher preparation program? Which areas of their knowledge develop most naturally, and which areas require more scaffolding? In this mixed-methods, descriptive...
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 42, No. 4 (2010) pp. 391–408
This study examined the impact of robotics and geospatial technologies interventions on middle school youth's learning of and attitudes toward science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Two interventions were tested. The first was a...
Robots, GPS/GIS, and Programming Technologies: The Power of "Digital Manipulatives" in Youth Extension Experiences
Journal of Extension Vol. 48, No. 1 (February 2010)
The study reported here examined the effectiveness of educational robotics combined with GPS/GIS technologies used as "digital manipulatives" in the teaching of concepts in science, engineering, and technology. Based on the success of previous...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1995 (1995) pp. 840–843
Preparing teachers to use computer-related technology in their classrooms is an exciting challenge for the educational community, especially for teacher preparation institutions. Teacher education is often criticized for the lack of technology...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 878–883
Given their integration of engineering, computing, and fashion, wearable technologies promise to be an excellent interdisciplinary context to support student science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning and interest. The technology can ...
Art Education Vol. 49, No. 6 (1996) pp. 12–18
Maintains that access to full internet capabilities can benefit students in their art instruction and allow for life-long art-based learning. Describes the activities of a Nebraska middle-school art class that used the Internet in their research and ...
Neal Grandgenett; Paul Clark; Neal Topp; Bob Pawloski; Roger Kassebaum; Elliott Ostler; Bill Schnase
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 9, No. 2 (2000) pp. 115–20
Describes the ongoing curriculum development efforts of the Consortium for the Application of Space Data in Education (CASDE), an evolving consortium of educators, engineers, scientists, and other professionals dedicated to providing the educational ...
Computers in the Schools Vol. 12, No. 1 (1996) pp. 115–29
Reviews activities in the first year of a Nebraska plan to connect K-12 schools to the Internet, including: installing UNIX-based computers; developing a statewide training program; hiring; distributing support materials; and devising a formative...
Journal of Information Technology for Teacher Education Vol. 1, No. 1 (1992) pp. 101–11
A study measured graduate students' writing apprehension and computer anxiety levels before and after using electronic mail, computer conferencing, and remote database searching facilities during an educational technology course. Results indicted...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 7, No. 3 (1991) pp. 293–308
Describes a study conducted at Iowa State University that investigated the effects of using guided programing instruction to train analogical reasoning. Two groups of students are compared who received different types of programing instruction, and...
Computing Teacher Vol. 17, No. 6 (1990) pp. 36–39
Provides a checklist for troubleshooting malfunctions in classroom microcomputers and explains steps involved for each component. Areas that are addressed include tools to have available; checking computer cables; disk drives; the computer itself;...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 45, No. 3 (2014) pp. 317–324
The traditional lecture style of teaching has long been the norm in college science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, but an innovative teaching model, facilitated by recent advances in technology, is gaining popularity...
It Takes a Village to Raise an Information Technology Project: Suggestions on Collaboration from Our 10-Community-College Consortium
Community College Journal of Research and Practice Vol. 39, No. 7 (2015) pp. 647–658
This article describes the collaborative evolution of the Midwest Center for Information Technology (MCIT)--which is a consortium of 10 different community colleges across the four states of Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota--that was...