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Data-Driven Decision-Making: Facilitating Teacher Use of Student Data to Inform Classroom Instruction
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 4 (December 2014) pp. 419–432
Data-driven decision making is essential in K-12 education today, but teachers often do not know how to make use of extensive data sets. Research shows that teachers are not taught how to use extensive data (i.e., multiple data sets) to reflect on...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 2913–2918
This proposal explores middle grade students’ perceptions of an innovative kind of assessment called SAVE Science, which is situated within an immersive virtual environment (IVE). SAVE Science assessments are inquiry based and game-like those allow...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 1970–1975
This paper is about a professional development model that was designed to build a collaborative partnership between a group of university researchers and middle school science teachers as part of the SAVE Science project. We discuss the partnership...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 2577–2581
Situated Assessments Using Virtual Environments (SAVE) Science is an NSF-funded study that explores the use of immersive virtual environments (IVEs) for assessing science content and inquiry. Using a series of assessment modules designed to elicit...
Angela Shelton; Uma Natarajan; Catherine Willard; Tera Kane; Diane Jass Ketelhut; Catherine Schifter
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 32, No. 4 (October 2013) pp. 423–437
** Invited as a paper from SITE 2012 ** Though many national and international science organizations stress the importance of integrating scientific inquiry into classroom instruction, this is often difficult for teachers. Moreover, assessing and...
Scientific Inquiry Self-Efficacy and Computer Game Self-Efficacy as Predictors and Outcomes of Middle School Boys' and Girls' Performance in a Science Assessment in a Virtual Environment
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 24, No. 5 (2015) pp. 696–708
The primary aim of the study was to examine whether performance on a science assessment in an immersive virtual environment was associated with changes in scientific inquiry self-efficacy. A secondary aim of the study was to examine whether...
Data Driven Decision Making: Facilitating teachers’ use of Student Data to change classroom instruction
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 2945–2950
Data driven decision making has become a significant part of teachers’ practice, and yet, teachers are not typical taught how to use different sets of data to support their teaching, or students’ learning, and it is an onerous process. This paper...