Search results for author:"Rena Shifflet"
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Illinois State University.
The instructional use of blogs and wikis for K–12 students (2008) pp. 1–221
The purpose of this study was to investigate how blogs and/or wikis were used by K-12 classroom teachers, how these teachers determined when and why to use these technologies with their students, and teachers' perceptions of how these tools affected ...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 3 (September 2015) pp. 368–394
In this article, the authors describe a case study approach used to examine the complexities and contradictions of ways teachers perceive and implement technology in a seventh-grade social studies class. The participants in this qualitative research ...
Topics: Social Studies
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 53, No. 1 (January 2016) pp. 20–29
Elementary preservice teachers (N = 69) were asked to write about their memories of elementary school and reflect on the meaning of those memories in combination with course material. Based on the theory-driven thematic analysis, students reported...
Young Children Vol. 67, No. 3 (May 2012) pp. 36–41
A year and a half ago, Rena, Cheri, and Cassandra were introduced to each other by a colleague because they shared an interest in exploring the impact newer technologies have on learning in early childhood classrooms. They meet regularly to share...
Patterns of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle-Level Social Studies Teaching: An Interpretation of Illinois Social Studies Teachers' Practices and Beliefs
Social Studies Vol. 105, No. 6 (2014) pp. 283–290
Using data from a national social studies survey, the authors examined instructional trends among Illinois elementary and middle school social studies teachers. The authors found that teachers preferred whole-group and teacher-centered instructional ...