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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2529–2536
The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how the Evidence-Based Inquiry (EBI) methodology is being used as a means for using direct evidence for the continuous improvement of teaching practices. This paper and presentation will introduce the EBI...
The Effect of Social Context on the Reflective Practice of Preservice Science Teachers: Incorporating a Web-Supported Community of Teachers
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2006) pp. 543–579
This study examines the use of electronic networking technologies in the context of a secondary science methods course and an accompanying student teaching experience. Specifically, we examined the effects of social context on the student teaching...
Topics: Preservice Teachers, Technology integration, teacher education, Integration, Learning Communities, information technology, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Science, Pedagogy, Communication, Science Education, computer mediated communication, Inclusive Education, Information Sciences
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...
From Virtual Strangers to a Cohesive Learning Community: The Evolution of Online Group Development in a Professional Development Course
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 287–311
Instructors who teach in online learning environments have the unique opportunity to enhance the interaction of their students through an online threaded discussion board. With effective planning and skillful facilitation techniques, this venue for...
Topics: Interaction, online learning, teacher education, Learning Communities, online education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, eLearning, Web-based Instruction, computer mediated communication
Integrating Technology to Foster Inquiry in an Elementary Science Methods Course: A Case Study of One Teacher Educator’s Initiatives in a PT3 Project
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 25, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 123–146
ABSTRACT Prospective teachers and teacher educators both confront practical and philosophical issues in attempting to integrate technology into their practice. This paper describes a case study of a science teacher educator, a novice with...
Topics: pre-service teacher education, Science Education, Research Methods, Inclusive Education, Science, Professional Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology integration, Preservice Teachers, research, Integration, teacher education
Computer Conferencing and the Development of Habits of Mind Associated with Effective Teacher Education
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 16, No. 4 (October 2005) pp. 369–393
Today teacher educators emphasize the need for preservice teachers to develop certain habits of mind (like reflection) in order to be effective teachers. These educators are constantly searching for pedagogical strategies that can help teachers...
Topics: online learning, teacher education, Learning Communities, Preservice Teacher Education, teacher preparation, Professional Development, Constructivism, Pedagogy, Computer-supported collaborative learning
Technology and the Deep Play of Intercultural Teacher Education: A Reflection on Two Seminal Writings of Clifford Geertz
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 4 (2005) pp. 489–503
Abstract The selection of a seminal piece on intercultural issues in technology and teacher education was challenging. Researchers interested in the field come from numerous fields of study, including education, anthropology, sociology, psychology,...
Topics: psychology, Interactive Multimedia Systems, Intercultural, Inclusive Education, Social Sciences, Pedagogy, Professional Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology integration, teacher education, Integration
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 11, No. 2 (June 2011) pp. 167–183
Teacher preparation for the 21st century deserves a front-end approach to addressing the use of technology in the learning environment. To study the effect of instructing with technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK), teachers were asked...
Training Preservice Students to Utilize Web-Based Portfolios and Select Appropriate Bodies of Evidence
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 206–209
Authentic assessments and electronic portfolios are rapidly being adopted as an effective process for evaluating student's knowledge and understanding. The problem lies in training students in how to identify the bodies of evidence that best...
The Theory and Practice of Democratic Education as Seen in Pre-Service Teachers' Electronic Portfolios
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3862–3869
This action research uses constant comparative analysis of prospective secondary social studies teachers' electronic portfolios to argue that, when designed to elicit reflection about the theory and practice of democratic education, e-portfolios can ...
The Impact of Ubiquitous Computing in the Internet Age: How Middle School Teachers Integrated Wireless Laptops in the Initial Stages of Implementation
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 363–385
This study investigated teacher experiences that emerged as a result of the introduction of wireless technology that placed personal laptops in the hands of every student in their classrooms. Five themes emerged as major factors during the ...
Topics: Technology integration, teacher education, Integration, information technology, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, faculty development, Computer-Based Training, Inclusive Education, Information Sciences
Using supported video exemplars for the professional development of preservice elementary school teachers
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 2 (June 2007) pp. 28–41
The use of videotaped episodes of elementary mathematics classrooms for professional development is not new. However, without appropriate support, preservice teachers may find it difficult to hone in on the underlying features of the targeted...
Expanding the Conversation: A Commentary Toward Revision of Swenson, Rozema, Young, McGrail, and Whitin
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 1 (March 2006) pp. 46–55
As a commentary aimed toward revision of "Beliefs About Technology and the Preparation of English Teachers: Beginning the Conversation" (Swenson, Rozema, Young, McGrail, & Whitin, 2005), this paper encourages the authors to focus on the...
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...
Comparative Analysis of Preservice Teachers’ Reflective Thinking in Synchronous Versus Asynchronous Online Case Discussions
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2006) pp. 439–460
This study was undertaken to better understand the nature of preservice teachers' reflective thinking during case discussions about classroom management in two online formats: synchronous versus asynchronous. Findings indicated that when...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 693–720
Research shows that unless university-based teacher educators effectively integrate technology into teacher education courses, students (pre-service and in-service teachers) are unlikely to use technology effectively in their own teaching. This...
Fostering Mathematical Discourse in Online Asynchronous Discussions: An Analysis of Instructor Interventions
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 25, No. 1 (January 2006) pp. 41–75
The purpose of this paper is to describe a typology of instructor discourse interventions to enhance mathematical discourse in online asynchronous discussions in a statistics for teachers' course. A completely asynchronous model of distance delivery ...
Topics: Distance Education, online learning, education, web-based learning, teacher education, Mathematics, online education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, eLearning, Web-based Instruction, online teaching, computer mediated communication, Computer-supported collaborative learning
The Case for Hypermedia Video Ethnographies: Designing a New Class of Case Studies that Challenge Teaching Practice
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education
Teacher educators are under increased pressure to prepare pre-service teachers theoretically and practically to teach culturally, linguistically, and learning diverse students. This paper describes an effort to expand traditional written case study ...
Small Group Collaboration in Peer-Led Electronic Discourse: An Analysis of Group Dynamics and Interactions Involving Preservice and Inservice Teachers
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 3 (July 2007) pp. 383–407
Although researchers and educators agree that small group collaboration is an essential part of teacher education, not much attention had been paid to examining the dynamics, characteristics, and processes of online group collaboration involving...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 4, No. 2 (2005) pp. 177–190
Typically, online conversations within a university course or a community of professionals tend to take the form of a dialogue or discussion focusing on a given theme. The two different cases presented here are quite different, despite being goal...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 6–11
This paper*i opens with a story of what was once cutting-edge, state-of- the-art technology and its integration into preservice teacher preparation. It is a story of the technology, in this case video recording, the theories applied to its ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 2495–2500
The Buck Institute for Education (BIE), in collaboration with George Lucas Educational Foundation, Boise State University Department of Educational Technology, San Francisco State University Department of Instructional Technology, the North...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education
In this article, we discuss the context, conception, implementation and research used to refine and evaluate a systemic model for fostering technology integration in teacher education. The Learning Generation model identifies conditions where...
Topics: Preservice Teachers, Technology integration, teacher education, Integration, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum, teacher preparation, Professional Development, faculty development, Collaboration, Inclusive Education
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 1 (March 2010) pp. 133–144
Writing personal narratives provides students with additional techniques for making deeper connections to subject matter. Content-related narrative development offers a departure from the traditional methods of teaching and learning and enables...
Topics: Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Creativity, Video, Schools, Inclusive Education, Classrooms, Multicultural Education, Students, Personality, Integration, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Literacy, Cognition, Teachers, Community, Computers, Interaction, Internet, Multimedia, Professional Development, Curriculum, Preservice Teacher Education, Standards, Culture, Communication
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 1552–1556
Two Perspectives on NETS as a Framework for Change in PT3 by Dr. Catherine Collier and Dr. Dorothy Burke The Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology program (PT3) is consistent with the belief that effective use of technology for teaching...
Richard Riedl; Mary Timothy; Susan Dean; Sara Olin Zimmerman; Laurie Palmer; Stephen Brooks; Helen P. Hall
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 1821–1826
This study was designed to determine the effects of online mentoring on the professional growth and development of preservice teachers and their mentors. These web and email based interactions provided assistance and support to the preservice ...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 4 (2005) pp. 465–488
The Personal Perspectives multimedia project described in this article engages teacher candidates in examining and representing their cultural identity by means of Apple's iMovie software. This digital storytelling project was developed by the autho ...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 4 (December 2006) pp. 436–455
This case study describes the outcomes of 4 years of professional development funded by a PT3 grant. Participants included general education university faculty members, teacher education faculty members, school administrators, and K-12 teachers. All ...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 3, No. 2 (2003) pp. 128–145
Imagine, small groups of fourth graders are scattered about the natural area adjacent to the playground of Aldo Leopold Elementary School located in a small town in upstate New York (see Figure 1). They are equipped with laptop computers linked to...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 2 (June 2010) pp. 247–256
Through the use of Web 2.0 technologies the production and distribution of professional digital video content for use in teacher education has become more prevalent. As teachers look to learn from and interact with this video content, they need...
Brenda C. Nix; Joe DeBella; Greg Gierhart; Sharon Gill; Dana Harader; Ginny Richerson; Don Tomlinson
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 1 (2004) pp. 55–63
In 1999, the Murray State University and its College of Education (MSUCOE; http://www.murraystate.edu/coe/) made a commitment to making technology an integral part of its teacher preparation program. The Kentucky Academy of Technology Education ...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 2 (June 2015) pp. 209–234
Twitter has demonstrated potential to facilitate learning at the university level, and K-12 educators’ use of the microblogging service Twitter to facilitate professional development appears to be on the rise. Research on microblogging as a part of...
Evaluating Multimedia-Learning Tools Based on Authentic Research Data that Teach Biology Concepts and Environmental Stewardship
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 8, No. 1 (2008) pp. 45–64
High school science teachers and students need interactive, multimedia research-based learning objects that (a) support standards-based teaching, (b) enforce complex thinking and problem solving, (c) embrace research skills, (d) include appropriate...
Enhancing Case-Based Learning in Teacher Education Through Online Discussions: Structure and Facilitation
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 19, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 331–349
This multi-case study compares the experiences of students and instructors participating in three different online discussion formats used to support the collaborative and social aspects of case-based instruction. Data were collected and analyzed...
Beyond Recollection:Reexamining Preservice Teacher Practices Using Structured Evidence, Analysis, and Reflection
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 229–251
Six preservice social studies teachers examined techniques believed to promote active student engagement during a 12-week field experience through electronic portfolio development supported by evidential reasoning methods and reflective question...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 2 (April 2007) pp. 267–277
This study sought to determine attitudes toward online education of English language teachers employed in state secondary schools in North Cyprus following an inservice program on distance education. Seventy-four teachers (male = 37, female = 37)...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 3 (2004) pp. 345–362
This essay presents a vision for technology integration in teacher education that develops teachers into "technology integrationists," or teachers who thoughtfully choose to integrate technology when it supports students' subject matter learning....
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 2 (June 2006) pp. 204–217
This article shares an approach to teaching mathematics teacher education courses incorporating asynchronous online discussions. Specifically, this research is guided by the following research questions: (a) How would online discussions contribute...
Topics: Preservice Teachers, Technology integration, research, teacher education, Integration, Mathematics, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, computer mediated communication, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Inclusive Education, Research Methods