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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 42–43
Abstract: The video session entitled "Reflective Inquiry: Triangulation of Assessing Learner Outcomes" presents the use of the focused inquiry process from three different perspectives: the classroom student, the classroom teacher, and teachers-in...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1242–1243
Using examples from TERC/Lesley University recently developed online Master's in Science Education, this presentation will explore strategies for fostering inquiry within a distance learning environment. Achieving inquiry in a distance learning...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3983–3985
Learning to read is both an ordinary and a troublesome phenomenon in primary classrooms. This presentation follows the story of an ESL student in Grades One and Two as he overcomes his firm resistance to learning to read and write. It suggests ways...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 91–92
Modeling curriculum integration of technology is crucial to teachers being able to create meaningful activities for their classroom. From Myth to Millennium: Investigating the Tar Heel State provides 3rd -12th grade teachers with a model for an...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 4840–4843
Classroom experiences only account for a small portion of the ways students learn. Time in the library, interacting with professors and peers, and reading textbooks are all important and meaningful learning activities. As technology becomes more...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 2492–2493
Among the alternative "spaces" for the professional learning of teachers, collaborative reflection on students' work is gaining attention as an effective method to anchor improvement of classroom practices and students outcomes. Creative use of...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (2002) pp. 1714–1717
This paper presents ongoing research into creating dialogic enquiry in an online community. There is evidence that the dialogic approach provides for better understanding of key concepts necessary for complex problem solving in the traditional...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 3 (September 2007) pp. 178–198
Anyone who can access the Internet can be part of the knowledge-access, knowledge-building, information-exchanging culture, regardless of location. Time magazine's latest "Person of the Year" is "You"(Grossman, 2006). In a startling acknowledgement...
Situated Professional Development and Technology Integration: The Capital Area Technology and Inquiry in Education (CATIE) Mentoring Program
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 2 (2002) pp. 169–190
This article explores the theoretical basis for a mentoring model of professional development concerned with the integration of computing technologies into classroom teaching and learning. It describes seven factors that affect professional...
Collaborative Inquiry and Participatory Design in High School Science: A Case Study in Technology Development and Application
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 3957–3970
This paper is based on data collected over two years in a high school chemistry classroom, with a focus on how collaborative inquiry between a high school teacher and a chemical engineer shaped the teaching/learning experience of students by...
Using Digital Historical Resources to Enhance Pre-Service Teachers’ Understanding of How Local Primary Resources Can Be Used In Historical Inquiry
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3801–3804
A collection of digital historical resources was developed using local historical artifacts for use in a teacher education program. Georgia State University pre-service education students worked with these artifacts to further develop their...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2465–2471
The value of Global Learning Network (GLN) Projects in K-12 education has long been understood. As a teacher educator I have participated with my pre-service teachers in the Knowing Our Students Knowing Ourselves (KOSKO) GLN Project for the past...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 1104–1107
A learning community of faculty members embarked on a project to provide on-line graduate courses in the foundations of education (e.g., the history and philosophy of education, educational research and measurement, and educational psychology) to...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 18, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 101–110
The results from our previous investigations support the literature in relation to the frustration that chemistry educationists have been through in the last two decades. Teaching and learning approaches have been developed; unfortunately the growth ...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 1999 (1999) pp. 522–527
The following report illustrates how educational researchers and software developers can work in conjunction with teachers to optimize learning and provide an empirical basis for software revision. Using the Design Experiment Technique, teachers...
Humanizing and Establishing Presence in an Online Course: The Role of Introductory Videos in Distance Learning
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 1247–1254
Some faculty may find it difficult, if not impossible, to provide a similar classroom experience online as is provided typically in a face to face class. Faculty members can find it even more difficult to establish an instructional relationship with ...
CRACTIC: Lessons learned from the implementation of a socioconstructivist approach in a multiple classrooms collaborative project using the Web
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 1962–1963
Fostering socio-constructivist practices with ICT in K-12 classroom activities is complex and requires numerous conditions to be met. In order to study these conditions and to develop a model of practices that take teachers' concerns and classroom...
A Computer Simulator Can Transform "Dictums of Authority" into "Evidence" For Model Construction in Physics
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 321–327
Urban systemic reform initiatives call for increased use of computers in K-12 science classrooms. It therefore becomes increasingly important to understand how particular types of computer software and pedagogical structures can support...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 3243–3250
This paper explores the four roles of teachers in classrooms using computers, from the perspective of Wenger's theory of communities of practice (Wenger, 1998). It reports on an in-depth study undertaken in schools in Victoria, Australia, and shows...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 21, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 93–110
This study surveyed post-secondary instructors in 15 countries regarding their experiences using the virtual world Second Life as a teaching tool. Qualitative analysis of responses to open-ended questions suggests that Second Life offers a great...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 6241–6250
In developing educational multimedia applications, asynchronous programming is becoming more common in application development due to recent advances in technologies like AJAX and asynchronous database connectivity. The software community seems to...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 737–739
Modeling curriculum integration of technology is crucial for teachers to create meaningful activities for their classroom. AAM online lessons provide 3rd -12th grade teachers with a model for an effective use of online resources in the classroom....
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 1, No. 1 (2002) pp. 19–27
In traditional classroom settings, good educators interpret verbal and non-verbal cues, clarify expectations, provide immediate feedback, facilitate activities, promote discussions, elaborate concepts, render guidance, and provide timely and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 3182–3186
Designing a web site for an elementary classroom can be a daunting task for elementary teachers. The purpose of this paper is to help elementary teachers and teacher educators make successful inroads into designing web sites that support children's ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2849–2856
PT3 has systematically changed the way University of Toledo prepares pre-service teachers and faculty to use technology in the classroom. This presentation explores the needs and demands of urban school teachers on how to integrate technology in the ...
Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual Vol. 2001, No. 1 (2001) pp. 5–31
This article reports on the final evaluation of the project, Constructing and Networking for Multiage Learning. The project gave teachers access to the resources of the World Wide Web (WWW or Web) and supported their efforts to be-come more...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 364–368
This paper analyzes the classroom use of an adventure learning site in K-12 classrooms. Surveys of 228 respondents who used the online curriculum in 300 separate courses, 21 interviews, and three classroom observations were analyzed. Who...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 3066–3069
This study, by employing quasi-experimentation, empirically examines three different interactive strategies in the virtual classroom. The interactive strategies of control, feedback, and guidance are manipulated upon subjects in the experiment group ...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 3 (September 2009) pp. 280–315
This mixed methods study examined the effects of inserting laptops and science technology tools in middle school environments. Working together with a local university, middle school science teaching faculty members wrote and aligned curricula,...
Topics: Middle School Education, Classrooms, Human Computer Interaction, Learning Outcomes, Students, Computers, Integration, Teachers, Multimedia, Educational Technology, Change, Professional Development, Curriculum, Science, Teaching Methods, Creativity, Schools, Collaboration
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 4 (2002) pp. 571–596
Mathematics and science education reforms encourage teachers to base their instruction in part on the lesson as it unfolds in the classroom, paying particular attention to the ideas that students raise. This ability to adapt instruction in the...
Designing and Using Hypermedia Materials to Investigate Language Use in a Culturally Diverse Classroom
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 11, No. 2 (2002) pp. 155–175
Hypermedia teacher education materials are a potentially rich teaching resource for teacher educators who are preparing preservice teachers to practice in culturally diverse classrooms. They provide highly contextualized views of classroom practice...
Looking around in the classroom: Virtual reality panoramas in multimedia case study development for preservice teacher preparation.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 2321–2324
This session will report on the process of making digital virtual reality panoramas of classrooms, the use of this visual media in eliciting teacher self-reflections, and the subsequent use of these materials as case studies for preservice teacher...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 85–107
To be effective, teacher education programs need to engage teachers in learning as professionals. This includes learning experiences grounded in classroom practice and guidance to develop as professionals so teachers can take on roles of leaders and ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1761–1766
Problem-based learning (PBL), a teaching/learning approach that relies on ill-structured problems to provide opportunities for student learning, can involve technology as a tool for acquiring, manipulating, and communicating information. In this...
Creating a Conducive Learning Environment for the Effective Integration of ICT: Classroom Management Issues
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 14, No. 4 (2003) pp. 405–423
This article reports and discusses the findings of the collective case study of two primary schools in Singapore. It is part of a larger funded research project that examines and analyses where and how information and communication technologies (ICT)...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 1645–1649
In 1993, the faculty, students, and administrators of Wake Forest University began to develop an outline for what was to become The Plan for the Class of 2000. The University implemented this ambitious strategic initiative aimed at enriching the ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3494–3499
More and more, classroom teachers are expected to display competence in not only their subject matter, but also in instructional technology. However, many teacher preparation programs relegate instruction on technology integration to one or two...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 3 (2002) pp. 343–364
Teacher educators have a twofold concern regarding transfer because of the dual goals inherent in teacher education. Certainly a primary goal is to have teacher candidates transfer what they learn in teacher preparation courses to their future...
What is integral to integration? Exploring student teachers' experiences and understandings of ICT integration
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 3147–3151
It is believed that school classroom practice is unlikely to be significantly influenced by the possibilities of technology enhanced teaching and learning unless there is effective instruction and modeling of technology integration during the...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 2082–2085
In a multi year study involving the use of networked, handheld computers in Undergraduate Classrooms (N=3) researchers found that student satisfaction with the devices increases as the devices are used in pedagogically supporting ways. The more...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3102–3107
Successful ICT integration in classrooms depends on teachers’ competence in handling various ICT tools and on their knowledge of how to incorporate them to support teaching and learning processes. Given the importance of this issue, the purpose of...
ADOPTION AND USE OF TECHNOLOGY-SUPPORTED LEARNER-CENTERED PEDAGOGIES: BARRIERS TO TEACHERS’ IMPLEMENTATION
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 1955–1958
Implementation of learner-centered pedagogies in K-12 classrooms poses a number of difficulties for teachers that are not readily addressed through traditional professional development efforts. In this session, we outline the activities and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 52–58
ICT is being taught and teachers have to a greater or lesser extent determined upon the received pedagogies that apply in their institutions. There is something happening; pedagogies exist; but is the teaching based on appropriate pedagogies for the ...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 4 (December 2007) pp. 245–255
Teaching with technology is a complex issue, at best, bound by issues of access, funding, support and time for both students and teachers (Young & Bush, 2004). When English teachers effectively integrate technology into their classrooms, however,...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 8, No. 4 (December 2008) pp. 394–406
This paper describes the fit between educational technologies and teacher views and pedagogies in light of two recently completed research projects. These studies focused on observed pedagogies associated with the classroom-based use of two learning ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3253–3258
This paper will discuss the implementation and results of a 2007-2008 academic year project involving the use of handheld computing tools, SmartPhones, to improve the classroom teaching skills of pre-service teacher candidates. The teacher...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 579–584
The Library of Congress has developed a comprehensive web site that has digitized historical documents from the Library's collections and made them available online to anyone. The American Memory Collections is one feature that helps educators use...
Information Technology Personnel’s Perceptions of Barriers to Technology Implementation in Rural Schools
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1321–1327
This study sought to discover what barriers exist in equipping schools with technology, especially within school systems classified as rural and low-income. In this interpretive case study, the researcher interviewed directors of technology,...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 13, No. 1 (2002) pp. 51–70
n this article the author explores two different ways of conceptualising the teaching and learning of thinking using transcripts of classroom talk taken from two different empirical studies. The first study describes how teaching ground rules for...
Instructional Technologist as a Coach: Impact of a Situated Professional Development Program on Teachers’ Technology Use
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 13, No. 4 (October 2005) pp. 547–571
This article details a study that sought an alternative method to instruct public school teachers on how to integrate technology in their classrooms. Paired with a technology coach, nine teachers participated in this situated professional...