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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...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 11, No. 1 (2000) pp. 51–84
In this paper we report on the Probability Inquiry Environment (PIE), which facilitates the development of probabilistic reasoning by making available collaborative inquiry activities and student-controlled simulations. These activities guide middle ...
Research trends web-based inquiry learning in science education: A review of publications in selected journals from 2001 to 2014
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1256–1262
The purpose of the present paper is to offer an analysis of research trends web-based inquiry learning in science education, and to present suggestions for future studies. This study compiled data on 45 articles in Korea and abroad. The content...
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'...
Using Technology as a Tool for Inquiry and Civic Engagement in an Interdisciplinary Middle School Project on Global Children's Issues
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 532–537
The purpose of this paper is to explore how technology was used as a tool for inquiry and civic engagement in an urban middle school in the United States through an interdisciplinary school-wide project. Specific goals of this project were to: (a)...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2720–2726
Abstract: Heart disease continues to be listed among the leading causes of premature morbidity (CDC, 2004). In fact in 2001, 29% of all deaths with 16.8% in those less than 65 were caused by heart disease. Sadly, many of these heart disease...
Topics: Middle School Education
Digital classroom history for building a narrative community: A program to enhance autonomous classroom management in Japanese elementary schools
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2570–2572
The purpose of this study is to develop a digital classroom history method that builds a class "narrative community" and to develop a practical model of autonomous classroom management in Japanese elementary schools. In this study, the author...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1152–1155
This paper is a report of the findings of a study conducted in three 3rd-5th grade level classrooms concerning the use of classroom blogging as an instructional strategy. A qualitative multiple-participant, naturalistic inquiry case study approach...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 569–574
This paper explores the relationship among classroom teaching and learning activities, the design of technological tools, and technology integration in the classroom. Ethnographic field methods were employed to represent and understand the...
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 2000 (2000) pp. 842–847
During a qualitative case study in which middle school learners used computer tools to scaffold scientific problem solving, three research questions were addressed: how do students use technological tools to find, frame, and resolve open-ended...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 2593–2602
A fall 2006 case study with one teacher and her sixth grade class investigated the range of thinking skills supported by electronic concept mapping of reading material. Only three students out of 22 were reading at or above grade level. Individual...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 2461–2465
INTRODUCTION Taiwan has experienced an economic miracle over the past two decades and her computer industry has been an integral piece of this economic success. The country's burgeoning gross national product has allowed the government to infuse...
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
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 ...
Which Comes First the Use of Computer Simulation of Frog Dissection or Conventional Dissection as Academic Exercise?
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 29, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 113–138
Science educators and school administrators are reexaming the educational value of animal dissection in the nation’s schools and are focusing on simulation as an instructional alternative. One implication of the debate is that simulations can lead...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 2582–2586
One of the difficulties of teaching and learning in K-12 social studies classrooms is the "fuzziness" of the discipline. What do we mean by social studies? The Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: Expectations of Excellence (NCSS 1994) provide a ...
Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Be Socially and Ethically Aware Producers and Consumers of Interactive Technologies
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 3, No. 4 (2004) pp. 470–481
Technological literacy will be a necessity — not a frill — in the 21st century. The most important single benefit that the communications revolution can deliver to each and every child in this country is an advanced cutting-edge 21st century...
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 ...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 23, No. 3 (July 2015) pp. 279–299
In this article, we explore challenges encountered by K-12 educators in establishing classroom cultures that support creative learning activities with the Scratch programming language. Providing opportunities for students to understand and to build...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 3465–3470
This study examined a group of elementary preservice teachers who used Blackboard online learning software to instruct sixth grade students in an integrated technology-based project as part of a science methods course. All participants were also...
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...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 14, No. 2 (April 2003) pp. 167–184
With the ever-increasing popularity of the Internet in education, social constructivists among others claim that electronic discourse positively influences cognitive development. Unfortunately, not much research has been done to indicate that the...
A Longitudinal Study on Technology Integration Initiatives and the Complexities of Research Partnerships Across Organizational Borders
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 757–762
The Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI) is a provincial, multi-million dollar project in Alberta, Canada, which aims to introduce innovative and creative action research projects into the Kindergarten to Grade 12 learning system. Now in ...
Instructional Strategies Utilized During the Implementation of a Hypermedia, Problem-Based Learning Environment: A Case Study
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 15, No. 3 (2004) pp. 213–233
This article reports on a case study conducted to examine the instructional strategies utilized, teacher and student attitudes, and student achievement when a sixth-grade teacher and her 19 students implemented a hypermedia, problem-based learning...
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
A Case Study of a TPACK-Based Approach to Teacher Professional Development:Teaching Science With Blogs
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 2 (June 2015) pp. 161–200
This paper presents a case study of a technology professional development initiative and illustrates how a workshop approach based on technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK) was adapted for professional learning at a school site. The...
Journal of Online Learning Research Vol. 1, No. 3 (December 2015) pp. 305–335
This paper evaluates an online charter school that serves children in grades K-8 in a southern state in the United States. We compare growth in math and literacy learning on state standardized assessments between students enrolled in this school and ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 3733–3738
In this presentation, we will describe a project recently funded by the National Science Foundation to develop Virtual Environments for Learning (VELs) for middle school science. VELs are designed to engage students in student-directed inquiry...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 333–338
This paper is a report in progress on a longitudinal case study over six years at Apollo Parkways Primary School. Apollo Parkways is an elementary school in middle to lower-middle class socioeconomic suburb in Melbourne, Victoria Australia. The...
Fostering Students' Ability in "Defining Problems" on Socioscientific Issues through a CSCL-based Science Curriculum
Miki Sakamoto; Etsuji Yamaguchi; Shigenori Inagaki; Jun Oshima; Ritsuko Oshima; Isao Murayama; Makiko Takenaka; Tomokazu Yamamoto; Masaji Fujimoto; Hayashi Nakayama
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2710–2715
We developed a CSCL-based science curriculum for fostering students' ability in "defining problems". During the lesson, sixth-grade students tackled problems with nuclear power, a socioscientific issue. They were encouraged to repeat the problem...
A Discussion on Integration of Educational Technology into Turkish Educational System: Is It a Tool or Aim?
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 919–923
The purpose of this study is to discuss the new skills and knowledge that the students in Turkish primary or secondary schools will be furnished with through the integration of educational technology into the educational system. In order for...
Using a Simulation-Based Learning Environment to Enhance Learning and Instruction in a Middle School Science Classroom
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 103–120
The goal of this project was to help science teachers shift to a more inquiry-based teaching style by supplying learning tools that support a more student-centered approach. The project employed PSI (Personal Study Instrument) Sim Modules, a...
Facilitating Technology-Enhanced Problem-based Learning (PBL) in the Middle School Classroom: An Examination of How and Why Teachers Adapt
Peggy A. Ertmer; Krista D. Glazewski; Donna Jones; Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich; Yuksel Goktas; Kelly Collins; Aslihan Kocaman
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 35–54
Despite the challenges inherent in adopting problem-based learning (PBL) in the middle school classroom, successful PBL teachers are able to find suitable solutions. In this exploratory study we examined the perceptions and practices of five...
Emerging Technologies and Forestry: Using Handhelds and an Interdisciplinary Approach to Introduce Forestry in the Middle School Classroom
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1353–1356
Developing unique educational strategies that integrate emerging technologies often result in the development of interdisciplinary lesson designs. The paper presented will describe the lesson for middle school students developed as a collaboration...
Comprehensive Professional Development Reform Efforts: Changing Attitudes and Practices about Pedagogy and Technology for Science Teachers with Diverse Needs.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1839–1844
This paper examines a professional development program within a large urban school system, along with a framework of the pedagogical concerns to be addressed by the program. As a part of the Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools (LeTUS), ...
Professional Development for Systemic Change: A Strategic Approach to Scaling Educational Reform through Professional Development Programs.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 385–390
This paper discusses our approaches, both in theory and practice, to the enactment of systemic reform as a part of the Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools (LeTUS). The University of Michigan and Detroit Public Schools have partnered...
Commentary: Considerations in Pedagogy and Assessment in the Use of Computers to Promote Learning About Scientific Models
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 1 (2004) pp. 35–41
Although one role of computers in science education is to help students learn specific science concepts, computers are especially intriguing as a vehicle for fostering the development of epistemological knowledge about the nature of scientific...
PG Schrader; MaryKay Orgill; Heather Skaza; Eshani Gandhi; Erica Marti; Schetema Nealy; Kristoffer Carroll; Travis Olson; Daniel Gerrity; Mehmet Dulger; Danielle Nobles
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1879–1888
An inquiry-based, integrated STEM PD was created and delivered to middle school teachers who serve traditionally underrepresented populations of students. A blended learning philosophy was implemented to permit teachers to complete readings,...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 639–641
The implementation of the Microsoft Innovative Teachers Grant involves the development of a Community of Practice and Expertise (CPE) among the faculty of the College of Education and the elementary/middle school faculties surrounding Northwestern....
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,...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (2002) pp. 1273–1276
Abstract: Accomplishing change in education starts where learning begins: with the classroom teacher. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (with support from the Lilly Endowment) is constructing a Web portal dedicated to improving middle school...
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...
Impacting Academic Achievement with Student Learners Teaching Digital Storytelling to Others: The ATTTCSE Digital Video Project
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 1 (March 2010) pp. 38–79
University researchers, teacher candidates, language and technology instructors, student learners, and families from diverse backgrounds partnered in an invitational teaching/learning experience—middle school student learners teaching their VIPs ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 3227–3234
A “Beginner Robotics for STEM Teaching” professional development program was offered to 20 math and science teachers in 2014. The program provided long-term, sustained high quality learning opportunities to Arkansas teachers, especially those in...