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Collaborative Experiences for Preservice Teachers in Authentic Activities

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


The purpose of this paper is to describe the impact on preservice teachers’ technological, pedagogical, and content area knowledge when an educational technology course teams up with a reading methods course around an authentic activity. Our results indicated that students had greater gains in their perceived technological, pedagogical, content area knowledge in the area of literacy than social studies, math, or science.


Dirkin, K. & VanDeusen MacLeod, E. (2015). Collaborative Experiences for Preservice Teachers in Authentic Activities. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3127-3132). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 26, 2019 from .


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