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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2020 (Apr 07, 2020) pp. 1371–1377
This paper reviews 10 years of research on virtual manipulatives (VMs) in K-5 mathematics education with a focus on moving beyond generalized conclusions that VMs can support learning to better understanding how and when they support learning....
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...
Beacons of light, rays, or sun catchers? A case study of the positioning of literacy teachers and their knowledge in neoliberal times
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 24, No. 2 (February 2008) pp. 303–315
This paper reports on a case study of a “lead literacy teacher” initiative in one Canadian province. This initiative is related to a “minority world” trend in teacher in-service that seeks to develop “experts” in a field with the intent that such...
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...