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SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 03, 2008

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Karen McFerrin; Roberta Weber; Roger Carlsen; Dee Anna Willis

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Number of papers: 1013

  1. A University/Public Television Collaboration to Create and Use Digital Stories to Reach Audiences in the Classroom and Beyond

    Bernard Robin, University of Houston, United States

    Faculty and graduate students at the University of Houston have been using digital storytelling in courses, workshops and special projects since the late 1990s. Building on a history of working... More

    pp. 950-957

  2. DIGITAL STORYTELLING: Training Pre-service Teachers to Use Digital Storytelling Across the Curriculum

    Diallo Sessoms, Salisbury University, United States

    Digital storytelling can change the way teachers think about the teaching process. Digital stories can be used in two distinct ways in the classroom. First, the teacher can use the digital stories ... More

    pp. 958-960

  3. Creating Digital "Mottainai" Stories by Future Teachers to learn about Sustainable Development

    Hitoshi Susono, Tsutomu Shimomura & Ai Kagami, Mie University, Japan; Eri Ono, Northern Arizona University, United States

    We have focused on creating 90-second multimedia stories on the theme "Motttainai" in Susono's Educational Technology classes for future teachers. More and more people in Japan are interested in... More

    pp. 961-966

  4. Differentiating Instruction through Digital Storytelling

    John Sweeder, La Salle University, United States

    Digital stories are multimodal forms of communication that appeal to diverse sets of learners. Since classroom teachers are strongly encouraged by state departments of education to address the... More

    pp. 967-974

  5. The Impact of Digital Storytelling and of Thinking Styles on Elementary School Students’ Creative Thinking, Learning Motivation, and Academic Achievement

    Wan-Chi Wu & Ya-Ting Yang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

    The main purpose of this ongoing study is to explore the impact of Digital Storytelling (DS) and of thinking styles on the creative thinking (CT), learning motivation, and academic achievement of... More

    pp. 975-981

  6. Applications of Concept Map as a Cognitive Tool to Enhance Learning

    Fan (Luisa) Li, Virginia Tech, United States

    This paper discusses various applications of concept map as a cognitive tool to enhance learning. Concept map is the visual representation of structured knowledge. Applications of concept map are... More

    pp. 982-985

  7. Multiple Realities to Address Preservice Teachers’ Perspectives About How to Integrate Technology in Multicultural Education

    Audrey Bowser, Arkansas State University, United States

    In understanding the responsibility to prepare preservice teachers for working with diverse populations and implementing an effective multicultural curriculum, teacher education programs recognize ... More

    pp. 986-987

  8. Multimedia as a Classroom Tool for Illuminating Culturally Responsive Teaching in a College of Education

    Clint Fisher, CU-Colorado Springs, United States

    In this study I begin my initial documentation and preliminary analysis of one college's educational foundations class in an attempt to increase its level of commitment to educating teachers in... More

    pp. 988-990

  9. Girls, Games, and Getting Interested in Technology

    Karin Forssell, Stanford University, United States

    When studying interest in technology it is important to measure not only interest in approaching a new experience, but also in choosing to continue with it. In a summer-school design experiment, we... More

    pp. 991-996

  10. Preventative Measures for Disruptions in Virtual Learning Environments

    Lani Fraizer, Cathleen Deckers, Kai Dupe, Michelle Marquard & Theresa Stanley, Pepperdine University, United States

    Approximately 10+ million Americans become cyber victims each year (Jun & Shipman, 2007; Mears, 2007) and continues to grow each year. As a growing number of educators are teaching in virtual... More

    pp. 997-1000

  11. The Realities of In-World: Taking Proactive Measures for Learner and Educator Safety

    Lani Fraizer, Cathleen Deckers, Michelle Marquard, Theresa Stanley & Kai Dupe, Pepperdine University, United States

    A virtual learning environment is a three-dimensional space designed for learning (Jackson and Winn, 1999). A growing number of educators are teaching in these environments, such as Second Life ... More

    pp. 1001-1004

  12. Glitter, Gold, and Pyrite--A Grin in the Dialogue

    Richard Graeff & Larry K. Bright, The University of South Dakota, United States

    Awareness of the potential benefits and pitfalls of opportunists looking for quick online degree profits does not present a pretty picture. Distance education resources and devices are an... More

    pp. 1005-1007

  13. Case Study: Technology Use Among Native American High School Students

    Janet Kelly, Texas Christian University, United States; Jonathan Gratch, University of North Texas, United States; Jo Anne White Thunder, Oglala Lakota College, United States

    This study examines the results of the Native American Attitude and Preference survey administered to high school students on an Indian Reservation. The 37-question instrument is designed to... More

    pp. 1008-1012

  14. Students’ Perceptions of Classroom Justice in Online Courses Using Audiovisual Instructional Materials

    Michelle Morris, Northwestern State University, United States

    This study seeks to identify the positive outcomes of classroom justice by examining graduate teacher education students' perceptions of justice in relation to the use of audiovisual instructional ... More

    pp. 1013-1016

  15. Tackling Classroom Talk on the Global Digital Divide

    Peter Szu-Yuan Peng & Larry K. Bright, The University of South Dakota, Taiwan

    To engage tech-savvy young adults in considering the social justice aspects of the digital divide requires a will, a way, and infectious enthusiasm. Tackling classroom talk about the complex... More

    pp. 1017-1022

  16. Access and Equity in Online Courses

    Raymond Rose, Rose & Smith Associates, United States; Robert Blomeyer, Blomeyer & Clemente Consulting Services, United States; Cathy Cavenaugh, University of Florida, United States; Zahrl Schoeney, Curry School, University of Virginia, United States

    This session will focus on access and issues issues that have been virtually ignored by many in online education. These are legal and programmatic issues which, if not addressed, will become... More

    pp. 1023-1024

  17. The Socioeconomic Disparity in Technology Use and Its Impact on Academic Performance

    Chih-Yuan Sun & Donna Benton, University of Southern California, United States

    This paper addresses issues of the socioeconomic disparity in technology use and its impact on academic performance. Some researchers have linked proper use of technology by students with academic ... More

    pp. 1025-1028

  18. Rural Chinese Education and Technology: Engaging the Pastoral Dragons

    Ling Zhang & Larry K. Bright, The University of South Dakota, China

    Inequities of educational opportunity between rural and urban settings across the world have continued to be unacceptable. As modern China rapidly develops economically as part of its membership in... More

    pp. 1029-1037

  19. How to Present a Computer-Based Geographic Map: Do Map Label and Textbox Location Make a Difference in Learning?

    Lucy Barnard, Steven Crooks, Garrett Boroda, Monsicha Kittikunanant, Richard Lu, Chenying Wang, Qingfu Wang, David White & Amani Zaier, Texas Tech University, United States

    As the instructional uses of the world wide web continue to escalate, there is a need for continued research on the most effective ways to design and deliver online learning materials. Studies have... More

    pp. 1038-1040

  20. Coconstruction of knowledge in the online/onsite activity of elementary and secondary classrooms: A comparative study

    Jacques Bordage, Therese Laferriere & Fernand Gervais, Laval University, Canada; Frédéric Legault, University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), Canada; Martine Peters, University of Quebec in Outaouais, Canada

    This research paper examines the coconstruction of knowledge in three different school contexts. Two of these contexts used collaborative technologies (verbal/written) to foster coconstruction of... More

    pp. 1041-1044