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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

December 2009 Volume 9, Number 4


Glen L. Bull; Lynn Bell; Chrystalla Mouza

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. “Because I Know How to Use It”: Preservice English Teacher Technology Use in Reflective Practice

    Melanie Shoffner, Purdue University, United States

    This article examines the role of technology in preservice teacher reflection. Situated in informal reflection (Shoffner, 2008), preservice English teachers’ choice of a specific technology medium ... More

    pp. 371-391

  2. A Qualitative Approach to Assessing Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge

    Randall Groth, Donald Spickler, Jennifer Bergner & Michael Bardzell, Salisbury University, United States

    Because technological pedagogical content knowledge is becoming an increasingly important construct in the field of teacher education, there is a need for assessment mechanisms that capture... More

    pp. 392-411

  3. Toward a Virtual Field Trip Model for the Social Studies

    Jeremy Stoddard, College of William & Mary, United States

    In the current state of social studies education, field trips are being cut from many schools’ curriculum. While not a true substitution, today’s technologies provide some opportunities through... More

    pp. 412-438

  4. Commentary: Responses from Colonial Williamsburg Staff to Stoddard (2009)

    Lisa Heuvel & Frances Burroughs, Colonial Williamsburg, United States

    Jeremey Stoddard’s article in this issue, “Toward a Virtual Field Trip Model for the Social Studies,” describes his analysis of the Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trip and a conceptual... More

    pp. 439-442

  5. Prospective Elementary Teachers Gone Wild? An Analysis of Facebook Self-Portrayals and Expected Dispositions of Preservice Elementary Teachers

    Joanne Olson, Michael Clough & Kimberly Penning, Iowa State University, United States

    This study was conducted in response to several recent incidents in which teachers and student teachers were reprimanded for content they placed on the Internet. This study examined the Facebook... More

    pp. 443-475

  6. National Educational Technology Standards and Technology Beliefs and Practices of Social Studies Faculty: Results From a Seven-Year Longitudinal Study

    Adam Friedman, Wake Forest University, United States; Cheryl Bolick, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, United States; Erik Porfeli, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Pharmacy, United States

    This paper presents the findings from the third survey administration of a longitudinal study that explores the beliefs, practices, and efficacy of social studies faculty members from across the... More

    pp. 476-487