Empowering Pre-Service Science Teachers to Be Active Users of Etext Resources
Brian Zoellner, Terence Cavanaugh, University of North Florida, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The future for primary and secondary school textbooks appears to be digital and colleges of education need to prepare pre-service teachers for this change. Already the Florida Department of Education (and 22 other states) has mandated that school systems begin to shift to digital textbooks or digital resources as part of the text book components — thus shifting the definition and notions of the term “textbook.” This shift will bring challenges as educators adapt to the new technology while providing greater opportunity to allow them to select and adapt text to be a better match to the curriculum and meet the needs and interests of their students. To better prepare our college’s pre-service educators, we adapted the secondary science teacher education programs need to begin integrating digital textbooks into candidate’s curriculum methods courses. This paper is a description of a project designed to integrate digital textbook readers with open source digital textbook into a secondary science methods courses.
Zoellner, B. & Cavanaugh, T. (2013). Empowering Pre-Service Science Teachers to Be Active Users of Etext Resources. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4085-4091). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).