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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 1, No. 4 (2001) pp. 451–464
Although the science education community values inquiry-based science instruction, the goal remains illusive. In the absence of significant changes designed to provide teachers with better support for inquiry teaching, true inquiry-based instruction ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 3653–3658
This NSF-funded project is designed to develop two interrelated tools, Inquiry Skill Analyzer (iSA) and Inquiry Activity Portal (iAP), in the context of earth science to help middle school science teachers in their inquiry-based science teaching....
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 4571–4573
Nationally, there is an acute shortage of qualified mathematics teachers particularly at the middle school level. The Texas State University Department of Mathematics has two NSF grants which address these shortages in middle school mathematics...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 2325–2328
Promoting students' problem solving and critical thinking skills has been a challenge for educators. Research suggests that students rarely construct deep understanding in any domain. It is particularly difficult to foster middle school students'...
From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly: The Growth of a Teacher in Developing Technology-Enhanced Mathematical Investigations
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 12, No. 1 (2004) pp. 115–138
This article describes the critical experiences of a middle school mathematics teacher as she progressed from a novice to a knowledgeable creator of technology-enhanced learning activities for her classroom. During an eight week intervention,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 2789–2793
This paper will highlight some of the key issues in teacher training and development that accompany technology integration into middle and high schools. Areas in which training becomes necessary range from pedagogical decisions in incorporating...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1631–1636
Misconceptions are not limited to students. They are also very common among teachers (Kruger, Palacio, and Summers, 1992). According to Mestre (1994) some significant changes in teacher education programs are necessary. Therefore, there is an urgent ...
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
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 2275–2280
The purpose of this study was to identify the attitude toward media literacy of junior high technology teachers in Taiwan. The objects of this research were to explore technology teachers':1.Ability of teaching media literacy 2.Attitude toward media ...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 2, No. 3 (2002) pp. 291–295
As student teachers of science enter the world of the high school and middle school, they are often at a loss for a sense of community and belonging. The teachers in the school to which they are assigned may be friendly; however, "intern" status is...
Textbook Preferences: The Possibilities of Individualized Learning in Social Studies With an Individualized Textbook
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2007) pp. 493–510
This study investigated the ideology and perspectives of sixth grade students, parents, and teachers concerning four district approved social studies textbooks from the state adoption list. Student participants were selected using a stratified...
Topics: Multimedia, Curriculum, Social Studies, Attitudes, Teachers, Interaction, Computers, Instructional Design, Change, eLearning, Instructional Materials, Computer Sciences, Human Computer Interaction, Students, Middle School Education, Networking Technologies
The BITT Model for Addressing Math Anxiety at a Mathematics, Science, and Technology Magnet School: A Research Based Program using Multimedia
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 4423–4431
The BITT Model addresses math anxiety. In this study, two teacher educators use a multimedia approach with a middle school to help their students who attend a math, science and technology magnet school come to terms with high levels of math anxiety....
TEACHING EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: A DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE FOR A DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE FOR DADE COUNTY FLORIDA TEACHERS DADE COUNTY FLORIDA TEACHERS
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1811–1816
This paper describes a new program of study for inservice teachers in Miami/Dade County Florida, for the purpose of developing more teachers interested in teaching middle school science. At the end of this interactive/distance learning program,...
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 44–49
Northwestern University and Deerfield School District 109 in Illinois are collaborating on a project that seeks to encourage cross-district collaboration and the sharing of resources between teachers and students via the internet. The setting for...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 20, No. 2 (2001) pp. 163–178
The Center for Educational Resources (CERES) Project, a NASA-funded outreach effort at Montana State University, has begun implementing the astronomy concepts prescribed in the NRC's National Science Education Standards (NSES) by using NASA's...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 210–215
This paper presents a case study of an online block of four courses leading to certification of secondary teachers who are presently teaching in middle and secondary schools on an emergency certificate. The courses were taken by sixteen post...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 4345–4352
This paper addresses some of the issues relevant to the cognitive goals of technology integration in the mathematics classroom. It focuses on the development of conceptual understanding through multiple representations. Specifically, it informs...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2006) pp. 633–649
This article addresses some of the issues relevant to the cognitive goals of information and communication technology (ICT) integration in the mathematics classroom. It focuses on the development of conceptual understanding through multiple...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 13, No. 3 (July 2005) pp. 475–491
This paper examines how video can be used to help pre-service and in-service teachers learn to notice what is happening in their classrooms. Data from two related studies are presented. In the first study, middle-school mathematics teachers met...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 3602–3603
Since 1999, many PT3 projects have explored the use of online video in new teacher preparation. The Teaching and Learning Interchange (TLI) project combined the learning from those early adopters of video for teacher preparation with the research...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 18, No. 1 (1999) pp. 31–48
Current mathematics reform has encouraged the use of computers in learning and teaching mathematics. Recent research also provides strong evidence of the usefulness of computers in mathematics learning. National surveys, however, indicate that...
AACE Journal Vol. 16, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 203–233
The use of podcasting has grown exponentially. Research projects are racing to keep up with this growth to understand implications for learning and instruction. This project specifically attempts to understand if the use and development of podcasts...
Topics: Teachers, Distance Education, Cognition, Training, Interaction, Computers, Community, Mathematics, Accessibility, Integration, Assessment, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Literacy, Culture, Standards, Children, Science, Curriculum, Professional Development, eLearning, Attitudes, Evaluation, Software, Multimedia, Internet, Virtual Environments, Students, Library, Middle School Education, Legal Issues, Information Sciences, Physical Environments, Planning, Research Methods, Social Sciences, Socialization, Schools, Navigation, Learning Objects, Collaboration, Competencies, Communication, Leadership, Graphics, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Computer Sciences, Classrooms, Behavior, Databases, English Language Arts, Inclusive Education, Information Communication Technologies, Health, Government, Ethical Issues, Tutoring, Audio, Creativity, Multicultural Education, Human Computer Interaction
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 4568–4570
The purpose of the study is to determine how teachers at Norwood Elementary School (5-8) in Peoria, Illinois use the NASA CONNECT and the NASA SCI Files programs to enhance the learning of mathematics, science, and technology in the classroom. ...
Technical Issues encountered while creating a process to Synchronize Text Windows and Video for Classroom Teacher Evaluation: A Technological Approach for Educational Administrators: A Research Project Update.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1833–1836
School administrators are required to make numerous - time intensive visits - to evaluate, non-tenured teachers. Classroom visits by administrators are necessary as they evaluate all beginning teachers as they progress to meet their professional...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 2022–2026
This paper reports on research efforts to establish how successful use of technology relates to achievement and motivation of at-risk secondary school students; and to identify aspects of technology use that appear to have a positive or negative...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 2785–2790
The Internet and its associated World Wide Web (WWW) have been marked by phenomenal growth and use in seemingly every aspect of life. The WWW has emerged as an area ripe for development of products that can support educational efforts at all levels. ...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 19–46
This article examines how teachers decide what technologies to use in their classrooms and what they expect to gain from adopting technology. Observation, interviews, and document collection were used to collect data as a part of a research project...
Topics: Professional Development, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Integration, Mathematics, Change, Educational Technology, Multimedia, Instructional Design, Teachers, Middle School Education, Students
Commentary: A Framework for Supporting Learning and Teaching About Mathematical and Scientific Models
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 3, No. 3 (April 2003) pp. 288–299
It was with great interest that I recently read Using Technology to Support Prospective Science Teachers in Learning and Teaching About Scientific Models (Cullin & Crawford, 2003). This article presented a convincing argument that the role of models ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 3088–3094
Colorado State University (CSU), a land grant institution serving north central and northeastern Colorado, houses an active Educator Licensure program that prepares middle and high school teachers in all core content areas along with foreign...