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YouTube Videos in the Pre-service Science Teacher Classroom: Increasing Awareness of the TPACK Intersections One Clip at a Time
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, , University of Manitoba, Canada

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The frequency of technology integration, and more specifically online video integration (ie Youtube), in science education courses continues to increase. Many studies suggest that incorporating elements of selected videos into science lessons increases student engagement and interest. Modeling inquiry-based science lessons using these videos has demonstrated an increase in preservice teachers’ awareness of appropriate technology integration. The purpose of this research study is to use select Youtube videos as a context for authentic and inquiry based activities for preservice science teachers aimed towards developing greater awareness of the TPACK tenets. Data will be collected through the administration of the Survey of Preservice Teachers' Knowledge of Teaching and Technology as a pre-test and post-test to a senior years science methods course. Implications of this study will influence the movement of preservice teachers from the novice to expert position on the integration of technology in science education continuum.

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Hechter, R. & Phyfe, L. (2012). YouTube Videos in the Pre-service Science Teacher Classroom: Increasing Awareness of the TPACK Intersections One Clip at a Time. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4519-4521). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 12, 2019 from .

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