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The Pennsylvania State University
What were you thinking?! Designing video cases to provide novices access to experienced elementary teachers’ reasoned decision-making during science teaching
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 4834–4838
Video cases have become used extensively in teacher education as one approach for illustrating best practices to novice teachers. Those video cases that include access to experienced teachers' decision making during teaching have proven to be...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 2, No. 2 (2002) pp. 204–217
The purpose of this article is to highlight technology integration within a unique professional development school (PDS) context. Emphasis is placed on teaching interns (i.e., prospective elementary teachers in their final year of preparation) who...
Science Education International Vol. 12, No. 4 (2001) pp. 2–5
Investigates preservice elementary school teachers' perceptions of the changes in science teaching and learning over time and integrating these with educational technology. (Contains 13 references.) (YDS)
Using a Web-Based Task To Make Prospective Elementary Teachers' Personal Theorizing about Science Teaching Explicit
Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science 2002 (January 2002)
In this study, hypermedia technology was used to support prospective elementary teachers in publicly articulating their personal pedagogical theories, revisiting and revising them over time in light of new experiences and learning within the context ...
New tools for digital video analysis: Examining the development of K-6 preservice teachers’ science instruction
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 4679–4680
While many researchers acknowledge the centrality of video data when examining classroom practice, limitations in video analysis software have created barriers to exploring the full potential of video artifacts in research on teacher education. In...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 1813–1819
The purpose of this paper is to highlight technology infusion within a unique professional development school (PDS) context. Emphasis is placed on teaching interns (preservice elementary teachers in their final year of preparation) who were...
Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching 2002 (April 2002)
This study examined how Web-based portfolio development supported reflective thinking and learning within a Professional Development School (PDS). It investigated the evidence-based philosophies developed by prospective teachers as a central part of ...
Scaffolding the Construction of Scientific Arguments by Prospective Teachers Using Inquiry-Empowering Technologies
Annual Meeting of the Educational Research Association 2002 (April 2002)
This study investigated the influence of scaffolds on prospective teachers'(PTs') construction of scientific arguments. Participants were enrolled in an innovative science course aimed at providing PTs with experiences learning science using inquiry ...
AACE Journal Vol. 14, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 178–205
This qualitative case study examined web-based portfolio development in the service of supporting reflective thinking and learning within the innovative context of Professional Development Schools. Specifically, this study investigated the nature of ...
Using Inquiry Empowering Technologies to Support Prospective Teachers’ Scientific Inquiry and Science Learning
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 3, No. 2 (2003) pp. 223–239
The Inquiry Empowering Technologies for Supporting Scientific Inquiry course was designed to engage prospective teachers, as science learners, in developing their understandings about and abilities to do scientific inquiry. The design of the course ...
A Case Study of the Change Process of Integrating Technology into an Elementary Science Methods Course
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 1190–1196
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to elicit the perceptions of the three key faculty members involved in conceptualizing and implementing technology integration into an elementary science methods course at a large northeastern...
Teacher Education and Practice Vol. 16, No. 1 (2003) pp. 13–31
This article explores the question of how engaging in teacher inquiry within the context of a school-university partnership influences teachers' use of technology to enhance student learning. While striving to meet the National Educational...
Podcasts as part of the EDUCATE at Penn State Project: Producing and Sharing Educationally Sound Podcasts
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 4057–4066
Podcasts provide an innovative means to deliver cross-curricular and pedagogically rich content to a wide range of audiences. We are using podcasts in an integrated technology project at the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University (...
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 20, No. 2 (November 2008) pp. 48–58
University based teacher education programs are slowly beginning to catch up to other professional programs that use modern digital tools to prepare students to enter professional fields. This discussion looks at how one teacher education program...
Making the transparent visible: Using video analysis to reveal the expert decision making of elementary teachers during science instruction
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 4681–4684
Science instruction is a persistent and well-documented area of difficulty for many elementary teachers. Learning to teach science is particularly challenging for novices given that there are relatively few models of effective science teaching...
Making the Case for Science Teacher Learning: An Analysis of Argument and Evidence in Electronic Portfolios
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 622–624
This interpretive case study explores the nature of prospective elementary teachers' evidence-based philosophy statements for science teaching and learning, as portrayed in web-based science teaching portfolios. Evidence-based philosophy statements...
Confronting Prospective Teachers' Ideas of Evolution and Scientific Inquiry Using Technology and Inquiry-Based Tasks
Journal of Research in Science Teaching Vol. 42, No. 6 (August 2005) pp. 613–637
This study addresses the need for research in three areas: (1) teachers' understandings of scientific inquiry; (2) conceptual understandings of evolutionary processes; and (3) technology-enhanced instruction using an inquiry approach. The purpose of ...
Science and Children Vol. 38, No. 3 (2000) pp. 42–45
Uses technology to teach science courses to elementary teachers. Involves microcomputers and discusses the motivator role of technology. Introduces the course that is designed for prospective teachers and explains reasons for the development of the...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 20, No. 4 (2001) pp. 377–394
Achieving scientific and technological literacy for all students is a goal of recent science education reform efforts (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1993; National Research Council, 1996). Teacher educators play a critical...
Scaffolding Preservice Science Teachers' Evidence-Based Arguments during an Investigation of Natural Selection
Research in Science Education Vol. 32, No. 4 (2002) pp. 437–63
Reports on a qualitative study in which preservice science teachers (PSTs) enrolled in an advanced methods course participated in a complex, data-rich investigation based on an adapted version of the "Struggle for Survival" curriculum. Uses the...