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Arizona State University, Polytechnic
California State University, Bakersfield
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2702–2704
Students in an upper division mathematics content course for elementary school teachers were asked to provide five words that describe mathematics. There was quite a range amongst the students, but once the words were placed into Wordle ™, a more...
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas Vol. 84, No. 6 (2011) pp. 260–263
Many free online tools exist to complement algebraic instruction at the middle school level. This article presents findings that analyzed the features of algebraic tools to support learning. The findings can help teachers select appropriate tools to ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 601–608
This paper investigates the use of the hybrid format in two different undergraduate courses in teacher education using action research methods. The content of the first course included an overview of historic and modern issues in the area of...
Teaching Children Mathematics Vol. 19, No. 9 (May 2013) pp. 554–562
In 2000, the "National Council of Teachers of Mathematics" recommended that Algebra Standards, "instructional programs from prekindergarten through grade 12 should enable all students to use mathematical models to represent and...
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 33, No. 4 (2005) pp. 421–436
Anchored instruction is designed to present problems in a meaningful context to allow for investigations into real life environments. The Jasper Project was created to allow students to investigate mathematical dilemmas using anchored instruction...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 54, No. 5 (September 2010) pp. 46–53
After interacting with a Best Practices video case whole class and individually, preservice teachers were asked to reflect on what features they deemed helpful. In addition, they were asked to reflect on what additional features they would find...
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School Vol. 18, No. 9 (May 2013) pp. 552–559
Narratives are a wonderful way to allow students to personalize mathematics. In the context of this article, the authors define narratives as short stories, written by students, that contain a mathematical work problem centered on students'...
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 2004 (July 2004)
Preservice teachers do not feel prepared to teach mathematics using technology (Smith & Shotsberger, 2001). To address this issue, we have developed a tool-based categorization of mathematics software and used it to instruct preservice teachers....
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 39, No. 1 (2006) pp. 45–65
This study examined the structure of two preservice teachers' understandings of educational software in mathematics using repertory grid techniques. Specifically, the study focused on how teacher educators can enable preservice teachers to discern...
Elementary Preservice Teachers Designing Website Supported Mathematical Investigations for Students Performing Below Grade Level
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5993–6002
Grade retention is a common practice in the United States; it is designed to fix educational discrepancies by providing a second opportunity to learn the same material. However, research shows that this practice does not help children become more...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 49, No. 4 (2005) pp. 67–73
Teaching methods often promote fact gathering and memorization rather than the use of those facts to solve complex, realistic problems. Students easily memorize basic facts, steps and procedures, repeating them flawlessly from memory when asked. The ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 605–607
Abstract: Given the challenges that preservice teacher education faces today, the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to use Technology (PT3) program was created to develop a nationwide video database to bridge the gap between the theory and the practice...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2705–2709
Preservice teachers in an upper division algebra mathematics content course for elementary school teachers explored graphing through the use of CBRs (Calculator-Based Rangers™). They used the Distance Match feature of the technology. Using...
Investigating the development of pre-service teachers’ spatial ability in a technology enhanced environment
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2253–2256
Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) was used to frame our investigation into the effect of a dynamic geometry learning environment on the development of spatial visualization skills of four pre-service middle school mathematics teachers. An individual...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 93–96
Preservice teachers do not believe that their teacher education courses prepare them to use technology innovatively in their future classrooms (Willis, Thompson & Sadera, 1999). The Best Practices project is intended to elevate this problem by...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 339–373
Instructional coaching or mentoring, as a form of professional development for teachers, has gained importance as educational policy has called for the implementation of research-validated instructional practices by highly qualified teachers....
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 5, No. 2 (2005) pp. 123–137
The potential to use mathematics-based software as a tool to enhance student thinking and development is discussed and a taxonomy of tool categories is outlined. Briefly, there are five categories of tool-based mathematics software that can be used ...
The use of Personal Construct Theory to Research the Benefits and Constraints of Technologies from the Participants’ Perspectives
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 1181–1184
Personal Construct Theory (PCT) enlightens psychologists’/researchers’ understanding of people’s thinking. PCT can be used to support explorations and investigations into learners’ perceptions of technologies and their perceptions of learning with...
Topics: Research & Evaluation
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2152–2156
When technology is integrated into learning experiences, it is better when participants have the opportunity to learn through the use of the technology. Simulated learning is one way to connect learning through the use of technology as an integrated,...
Topics: mathematics education
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 97–100
This paper will discuss the complexities in editing digital video clips for a pre-service teacher-training program. The original video is recorded by digital camcorders with mini-DV tapes, and the edited video is mainly used for web sites. Roughly...
Wilhelmina Savenye; James Middleton; Cumali Oksuz; Terri Kurz; Gloria Llama; Jiahong Li; Ann Igoe; Martha Mann; Everett Louis; Praveen Puligundla
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 1169–1170
A set of digital videocases to aid teachers in learning to integrate technology has been developed. In this presentation we will demonstrate the videocases and how they were developed. We will also summarize the methodology and results of a series ...
Ann Igoe; Marti Julian; Terri Kurz; Jiahong Li; Gloria Llama; Wilhelmina Savenye; Thomas Brush; James Middleton; Patty Horn; Cumali Oksuz
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 2179–2180
This presentation will demonstrate a set of videocases of good teaching practices for technology integration. The videocases have been developed as part of a field-based PT3-funded project, and are being delivered via the world wide web. Several...