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Using a hypermedia environment for preservice teachers to highlight exemplary teaching practices in literacy and reading instruction.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 2760–2764
Recently, there has been considerable interest in the development and uses of cases for professional development in teaching to help preservice teachers see the complexities of teaching. The purpose of this paper is to introduce teacher educators...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2020 (Apr 07, 2020) pp. 63–72
We explored how preservice teachers in a middle school science methods course learned and applied computational thinking (CT) concepts and activities during a month-long intervention. In the intervention, preservice teachers learned about CT...
Computational Thinking and Media & Information Literacy: An Integrated Approach to Teaching Twenty-First Century Skills
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 60, No. 5 (2016) pp. 510–516
Developing students' 21st century skills, including creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving, has been a prevailing concern in our globalized and hyper-connected society. One of the key components for students to accomplish this is to take ...
A qualitative study about the role of preservice teachers' beliefs in learning from literacy instruction video-cases.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3427–3432
Beliefs about the nature of knowledge have been found to influence learning (Hofer & Pintrich, 1997; Schommer, 1990). This study investigated whether epistemological beliefs interact with the observations of preservice teachers regarding teaching...
Effects of Multimedia Story Reading and Questioning on Preschoolers' Vocabulary Learning, Story Comprehension and Reading Engagement
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 65, No. 6 (2017) pp. 1523–1545
The use of multimedia story applications on touch-interactive mobile devices has become prevalent in early education settings. However, despite the promise of multimedia story applications for early learning outcomes, there has been a dearth of...
The Role of Epistemological Beliefs in Preservice Teachers’ Interpretation of Video Cases of Early-Grade Literacy Instruction
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 3 (July 2007) pp. 335–361
This study investigated how preservice teachers' beliefs about the nature of knowledge influence how they learn from, and interact with, a case-based hypermedia system designed to highlight exemplary elementary literacy instruction. Specifically, we ...
Infusing Computational Thinking Instruction into Elementary Mathematics and Science: Patterns of Teacher Implementation
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 330–334
In this brief paper, we will share preliminary results of a study of how elementary-school teachers take up computational thinking (CT) ideas and incorporate them into their mathematics and science teaching. We describe the teachers’ school contexts,...
Topics: Computational Thinking
Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits Vol. 5, No. 1 (2008) pp. 19–28
This study explored the performance of 75 seventh-grade students with and without disabilities, educated in inclusive mathematics classes, on open-ended, problem-solving mathematics assessments. In the study, approximately half of the students used...
Creative and Computational Thinking in the Context of New Literacies: Working with Teachers to Scaffold Complex Technology-Mediated Approaches to Teaching and Learning
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 23, No. 3 (July 2015) pp. 411–431
For too long, creativity in schools has been almost solely associated with art, music, and writing classes. Now, creative thinking skills are increasingly emphasized across the disciplines. At the same time, technological progress has brought about...
Editorial - Developing Computationally Literate Teachers: Current Perspectives and Future Directions for Teacher Preparation in Computing Education
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 26, No. 3 (July 2018) pp. 333–352
Since Wing (2006) advanced computational thinking (CT) as a way of introducing computer science (CS) ideas to all students, CS and CT education have experienced a resurgence across K-12 settings. This renewed interest is amplified by a number of...
Levels of Abstraction in Students’ Mathematics Strategies: What Can Applying Computer Science Ideas about Abstraction Bring to Elementary Mathematics?
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 38, No. 3 (July 2019) pp. 267–298
Moving among levels of abstraction is an important skill for in mathematics and computer science, and students show similar difficulties when applying abstraction in each discipline. While computer science educators have examined ways to explicitly...
Computational Thinking for All: Pedagogical Approaches to Embedding 21st Century Problem Solving in K-12 Classrooms
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 60, No. 6 (2016) pp. 565–568
The recent focus on computational thinking as a key 21st century skill for all students has led to a number of curriculum initiatives to embed it in K-12 classrooms. In this paper, we discuss the key computational thinking constructs, including...
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 25, No. 2 (August 2013) pp. 49–67
Virtual worlds present tremendous advantages to cyberlearning. For example, in virtual worlds users can socialize with others, build objects and share them, customize parts of the world and hold lectures, do experiments, or share data. However,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (Mar 05, 2017) pp. 51–59
Computational thinking (CT) has been described as a mental activity, a problem solving approach, and a skill fundamental to most disciplines. For teachers, the varied definitions of CT make it difficult to integrate into the curriculum. The...
Topics: Computational Thinking
Education and Information Technologies Vol. 20, No. 4 (2015) pp. 715–728
Computational Thinking is considered a universal competence, which should be added to every child's analytical ability as a vital ingredient of their school learning. In this article we further elaborate on what Computational Thinking is and present ...
Who Needs What: Recommendations for Designing Effective Online Professional Development for Computer Science Teachers
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 50, No. 2 (2018) pp. 164–181
The new Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science (CS) Principles course increases the need for quality CS teachers and thus the need for professional development (PD). This article presents the results of a 2-year study investigating how teachers...
Computer Science (CS) and Computational Thinking (CT) International Perspectives on Developing Student and Teacher Competencies
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 123–126
Our proposed panel represents a variety of viewpoints on Computer Science (CS) and Computational Thinking (CT) in higher education teacher preparation programs. The goal of our panel discussion will be to present our varied research in the field so...
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2005) pp. 249–272
Research suggests that that the educational value of a media format depends upon the ways in which its representational affordances interact with complex features of the learning environment, including learner characteristics, content domains,...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 27, No. 2 (April 2019) pp. 165–205
In order to create professional development experiences, curriculum materials, and policies that support elementary school teachers to embed computational thinking (CT) in their teaching, researchers and teacher educators must understand ways...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 2347–2354
In this paper we introduce our model for faculty development and technology integration that focuses on the complex interplay between content, pedagogy and technology. We exemplify our pedagogic technique for faculty development (called learning by...
Integrating computational thinking in elementary classrooms: Introducing a toolkit to support teachers.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 347–350
Driven by the need for students to be prepared for a world driven by computation, a number of recent educational reforms in science and mathematics have called for computational thinking concepts to be integrated into these content areas. However,...
Topics: Computational Thinking
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (Mar 26, 2018) pp. 372–378
Despite increasing numbers of jobs and degrees, and the growth in interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the gender gap in these disciplines has not markedly improved. This STEM gender gap is more prominent in the field of...
Is the Movie Better than the Book? Differences in Engagement and Delayed Recall of Video and Text Cases in Science
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 4196–4201
Abstract: In this investigation we assessed whether different formats of media influenced participants' engagement and recall of narrative cases of people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. For each of the personal case-narratives used in the study, we...
ACM Transactions on Computing Education Vol. 14, No. 1 (March 2014)
Computational thinking (CT) is broadly defined as the mental activity for abstracting problems and formulating solutions that can be automated. In an increasingly information-based society, CT is becoming an essential skill for everyone. To ensure...
Video, database, and web-based learning environments as tools for preservice education: The case of the Reading Classroom Explorer
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 1320–1321
T1/4?se of this interactive session is to present audience members with a new web-based learning environment for preservice education. Audience members, specifically those who teach preservice methods classes, will be invited to use the web-based...
Results of an Experiment Evaluating the Use of Video Cases to Help Pre-Service Teachers Become Better Teachers of Literacy
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 585–592
In this paper, we describe a video- and case-based software designed to help pre-service teachers become skilled teachers of literacy, and how this software was used in one pre-service education course. We present the results of one evaluation study ...
Joke Voogt; Birgit Eickelmann; Amelie Labusch; Aman Yadav; Anne Leftwich; Allard Strijker; Kathryn Rich; Jon Good; Phil Sands
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (Mar 26, 2018) pp. 57–60
Computational Thinking is increasingly considered a key competency in the 21st century. Many countries have initiatives that are aimed to give Computational Thinking skills a proper place in the curriculum. However, since Computational Thinking is a ...