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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 3091–3096
While mentoring and induction have been proven to be successful tonics for the problem of teacher attrition, previous attempts to introduce e-mentoring programs have been underwhelming. The purpose of this paper is to describe the advantages of...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (Oct 26, 2009) pp. 1827–1835
The message board is a staple of most distance education courses. Although the tool emerged as a simple way to allow for asynchronous communication, its feature set has stagnated in academia. While message boards outside of academia have adopted...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 21, No. 3 (July 2010) pp. 383–405
Despite the increasing popularity of many commercial video games, this popularity is not shared by educational video games. Modified video games, however, can bridge the gap in quality between commercial and education video games by embedding...
Interacting and learning together: Factors influencing preservice teachers’ perceptions of academic wiki use
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 20, No. 2 (April 2012) pp. 151–176
Academic wikis hold promise in supporting preservice teachers’ collaborative interactions in online contexts. Nonetheless, little is written in either technology or teacher education literature about facilitating wiki use and instruction within...
Journal of Special Education Leadership Vol. 23, No. 1 (March 2010) pp. 30–40
Teaching in 21st-century schools cannot easily be separated from technology-based solutions. Instead, technology is increasingly becoming an essential tool for any teacher's toolbox, especially the new teacher who is often considered a digital...
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 25, No. 3 (2010)
This article describes a framework for how to provide more accessible, relevant, and effective instruction in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to all students. The STEM for All initiative asserts that all students,...
TEACHING Exceptional Children Vol. 43, No. 5 (2011) pp. 20–29
New special education teachers (SETs) face some typical challenges as well as ones that are specific to their particular work settings. Providing support that addresses teachers' unique needs is important for increasing their effectiveness, helping...
Effects of Interactive Video Conferencing on Teacher Education Students' Knowledge of Special Education
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 3619–3626
In this presentation we would provide an overview and demonstration of Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC) technology and then describe 3 studies. The first 2 were experiments conducted with undergraduate teacher education students to examine the...
Technology to Advance High School and Undergraduate Students with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Maya Israel James D. Basham; Maya Israel James D. Basham; Maya Israel James D. Basham; Mark H. Leddy
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 25, No. 3 (2010) pp. 3–8
Americans with disabilities are underemployed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at higher rates than their nondisabled peers. This article provides an overview of the National science Foundation's Research in Disabilities...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2608–2617
There is a strong push to incorporate authentic assessments into teacher preparation coursework as preservice teachers often have difficulty applying the information they learned in their education coursework to realistic K-12 dilemmas. These...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 5098–5100
The purpose of this poster presentation is to highlight ways in which IVC can be used for remote observations of student behaviors. Two main areas will be addressed. First, information will be provided regarding "start up" considerations including...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 5101–5108
This paper reports the conceptual framework, cyber-infrastructure, and measures of effectiveness of a state-wide e-mentoring program in development at a Midwestern university. The purpose of this program is to support the transition of novice...
Supporting New Teachers of Students with Significant Disabilities through Virtual Coaching: A Proposed Model
Remedial and Special Education Vol. 34, No. 4 (2013) pp. 195–204
New teachers of students with significant disabilities are expected to use evidence-based practices that build academic and functional skills from their first day on the job. Yet, these teachers may struggle with applying information learned in...
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 24, No. 1 (2009)
Teacher educators must find ways to teach course content situated within realistic K-12 contexts so that their preservice teachers can better understand how to apply that content effectively in situations they will face as professionals. Video...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 22, No. 5 (October 2013) pp. 667–680
Science education video game research points toward promising, but inconclusive results in both student learning outcomes and attitudes. However, student-level variables other than gender have been largely absent from this research. This study...
UDL in the Middle School Science Classroom: Can Video Games and Alternative Text Heighten Engagement and Learning for Students With Learning Disabilities?
Learning Disability Quarterly Vol. 37, No. 2 (May 2014) pp. 87–99
This article examined the performance of 57 students with learning disabilities (LD) from four middle schools. Students were followed over the course of a school year in their inclusive science classrooms as they alternated between the use of...
School-embedded and district-wide instructional coaching in K-8 computer science: Implications for including students with disabilities
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 26, No. 3 (July 2018) pp. 471–501
As school districts implement initiatives that bring computer science (CS) to academically diverse K-12 schools, they face heightened demands for supporting teachers in meeting the needs of a broad range of learners. However, limited knowledge...