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New Possibilities for Instructional Technology in Middle Grades Social Studies: Research Findings From the North Carolina’s Sixth Grade Goes to Russia Project
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 3097–3099
Research findings are reported on an NC State University web-based global education project, presented at SITE 2002, that involved 5,000 students and 50 teachers in a year-long study of Russia. Reported areas include: technology fluency;...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 1949–1950
Before designing web-based learning opportunities for adolescents, there are a few considerations worth noting. Perhaps the most basic of these considerations is the fact that . . . "for middle schoolers, school is primarily a place for making...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 8, No. 3 (September 2008) pp. 264–276
This article explores 21st century skills, nonlinear thinking skills, and the need for student reflection-which, taken together, serve as an essential foundation for digital-age teaching of today's hypertext learners. The authors discuss why...
Reconstructing Our Identities: Virtual Learning Experiences in Reading and Social Studies EducationVirtual Learning Experiences in Reading and Social Studies Education
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 3104–3106
In 1995, Turkle explored the territory of virtual personae within virtual communities by posing the question: "Do our real life selves learn lessons from our virtual personae?" (p.177). With Turkle's points in mind, we were intent on exploring the...
International Journal of Social Education Vol. 19, No. 2 (2005) pp. 1–13
The intent of good education is to meet the needs of learners. How educators go about meeting those needs varies from one context to the next, and has lately been affected by the advent of technology-enhanced learning tools. Today, computer...
Technology, Transfer and Teaching: The Impact of a Single Technology Course on Preservice Teachers’ Computer Attitudes and Ability
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 4 (October 2008) pp. 385–410
Research on the impact of technology integration in colleges of education is often conflicting and rarely evaluated well. It therefore remains unclear which strategies are most effective for integrating technology in a teacher preparation program...
Applying Technology to Learning: Is it Too Much to Expect of Pre-service Teachers in an Introductory Technology Course?
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 3814–3821
This paper reports on a year-long study conducted to explore the relationships between 62 pre-service teachers' perceived computer ability and attitudes toward computers; two factors most associated with resistance to computers; and the impact of a...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 2202–2203
This paper describes the development of Literacy Junction, which is an interactive web site for teachers and students in grades 5-8. Using an interdisciplinary approach to learning, Literacy Junction offers two distinct features: technology-enhanced ...
Video Analysis as a Reflective Tool: Providing Pre-service Teachers a Gradual-Replay Lens on their Developing Practice
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 45–48
An ongoing challenge to teacher educators involves finding ways to improve their pre-service teachers' classroom teaching performance. With new-teacher attrition rates steadily on the rise, this challenge has become more urgent in the 21st Century....
North Carolina's Sixth Graders Go to Russia A global Education/curriculum Integration Project that Redefines the Virtual Field Trip and Makes Social Studies Education in a Technology Enabled Environment Meaningful and Exciting
James Clark; Amanda Robertson; Matthew Ross; Candy Beal; Bill Beal; Pru Cuper; Mary Davis; Judy Lambert
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 2168–2169
This project traces the three year development of preservice teachers' global technology projects from the after-the-fact journaling accounts of a research trip to Russia to a year long research study about Russia involving hundreds of sixth grade...