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Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2015

, University of Nevada, Reno, United States ; , Curtin University, Australia

Published . ISBN 978-1-9397-9719-3 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.


SITE is proud to present the 2015 Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education. This compilation represents some of the finest research presented at the 2015 SITE conference in Las Vegas, NV. Each article underwent two rounds of rigorous peer-review so the scholars featured in this book should be as proud of their accomplishments as we are to feature their work. SITE is a broad-based organization of scholars from a wide variety of disciplines who are interested in the role of technology in teacher education. This book represents this wide range of interests so we trust that any SITE member will be able to find an article related to their research interests. At the same time, one of the best things about SITE is the opportunity to learn about research and innovation in areas outside of one’s own specialization and to think creatively about the broader applications of technology.


Liu, L. & Gibson, D.C. (Eds.). (2015). Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2015. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved May 31, 2023 from .

  1. Foreword 5


  1. TPACK as Shared Practice: Toward a Research Agenda 13
    David Jones, Amanda Heffernan and Peter R. Albion (Australia)
  2. The Impact of Modeling and Mentoring on Pre-service Teachers to Use Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge 21
    Yehuda Peled and Anat Oster-Levinz (Israel)
  3. Examining the Relationship between Self and External Assessment of TPACK of Pre-Service Special Education Teachers 29
    Irina Lyublinskaya and Nelly Tournaki (USA)
  4. TPACK for Teaching Mathematics and Science and Differentiation of Instruction: Case Study with Pre-service Special Educators 37
    Nelly Tournaki and Irina Lyublinskaya (USA)


  1. Teacher Dispositions toward Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) 45
    Gerald Knezek, Rhonda Christensen and Tandra Tyler-Wood (USA)
  2. Beginner Robotics for STEM: Positive Effects on Middle School Teachers 61
    Haihong Hu and Uma Garimella (USA)
  3. Utilizing Wearable Technologies as a Pathway to STEM 69
    Bradley Barker, Jennifer Melander, Neal Grandgenett and Gwen Nugent (USA)
  4. Computational Pedagogical Content Knowledge (CPACK): Integrating Modeling and Simulation Technology into STEM Teacher Education 79
    Osman Yaşar, Jose Maliekal, Peter Veronesi, Leigh Little, and Soun Vattana (USA)
  5. Pre-service Mathematics Teachers’ Awareness of Social and Socio-Mathematical Norms during TechnologyEnhanced Lessons 89
    Tuğçe Kozaklı and Hatice Akkoç (Turkey)
  6. 3D Scanning of Fossils for Middle and High School Students: Science Teachers’ Perspectives 97
    Claudia Grant, Pavlo Antonenko, Jason Tovani, Aaron Wood and Bruce MacFadden (USA)


  1. Engaging Students in Class through Mobile Technologies-Implications for the Learning Process and Student Satisfaction 105
    Yair Zadok and Hagit Meishar Tal (Israel)
  2. The Influence of Class Sets of Mobile Devices on Student Learning 113
    Nicholas J. Lux, Art Bangert, Miles McGeehan, Kathryn Will-Dubyak and Rob Watson (USA)
  3. Beyond Professional Development: A Case Study of Implementing iPads in Early Childhood Education Ellen S. Hoffman, Elizabeth Park and Meng-Fen Grace Lin (USA) 121
  4. A Structural Equation Model for Understanding Intensive Facebook Uses of Preservice Teachers 137
    Ismail Celik, Ismail Sahin, Mustafa Aydin, Ahmet Oguz Akturk and S. Ahmet Kiray (Turkey)


  1. Online Mentoring for Secondary Pre-service Teachers in Regional, Rural or Remote Locations 145
    Petrea Redmond (Australia)
  2. Student Engagement: Best Practices in a K-5 Blended Learning Environment 153
    Cindy Prouty and Loredana Werth (USA)
  3. Future Online Faculty Competencies: Student Perspectives 159
    Phillip L. Davidson (USA)
  4. Feeling Anxious: Students’ Perceptions and Emotions Relative to Online Assessments in College Courses Catherine F. Brooks (USA) 167


  1. Measuring 21st Century Skills in Technology Educators 175
    Rhonda Christensen, Gerald Knezek, Curby Alexander, Dana Owens, Theresa Overall, Garry Mayes (USA)
  2. The Impact of Teacher Observations with Coordinated Professional Development on Student Performance: A 27State Program Evaluation 183
    Kelly F. Glassett, Steven H. Shaha and Aimee Copas (USA)
  3. A Performance Assessment of Teachers’ TPACK Using Artifacts from Digital Portfolios 189
    Joshua M. Rosenberg, Spencer P. Greenhalgh and Matthew J. Koehler (USA)


  1. A “Spot the Different Videos” Training Method to Build Up Teaching Skills Using ICT in Pre-service Teacher Education 197
    Minae Ogawa, Yasuhiko Morimoto, Takeshi Kitazawa and Youzou Miyadera (Japan)
  2. A Preservice Secondary Education Technology Course: Design Decisions and Students’ Learning Experiences 207
    Dawn Hathaway and Priscilla Norton (USA)
  3. Teacher Comfort Related to Current and Future Technology Use 215
    Rachel Vannatta Reinhart, Toni Sondergeld, Savilla Banister and Sharon Shaffer (USA)