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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching

July 2014 Volume 33, Number 3

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 5

  1. The Impact of Project-Based Learning on Pre-Service Teachers’ Technology Attitudes and Skills

    Curby Alexander, Texas Christian University, United States; Gerald Knezek, Rhonda Christensen & Tandra Tyler-Wood, University of North Texas, United States; Glen Bull, University of Virginia, United States

    Researchers in this study looked at the effect of content-specific, technology-rich project-based learning activities on EC-8 pre-service teachers’ competencies and skills, as well as pre-service... More

    pp. 257-282

  2. A Presumption of Competence: Elementary Pre-service Teacher Knowledge about Dissolving

    Pamela Harrell & Karthigeyan Subramaniam, University of North Texas, United States

    This study explored elementary pre-service teachers’ content knowledge for dissolving before and after an instructional intervention over a 15-week science methods course. Pre-service teacher... More

    pp. 283-304

  3. Understanding and evaluating human thermal comfort at tertiary level using a computer-based laboratory teaching tool

    Marco Pellegrini, LIF s.r.l., Italy

    Phase changes in water are experienced in everyday life but students often struggle to understand mechanisms that regulate them. Human thermal comfort is closely related to humidity, evaporative... More

    pp. 305-326

  4. Building Model NASA Satellites: Elementary Students Studying Science Using a NASA-themed Transmedia Book Featuring Digital Fabrication Activities

    Daniel Tillman, Song An & Rachel Boren, The University of Texas at El Paso, United States; David Slykhuis, James Madison University, United States

    This study assessed the impact of nine lessons incorporating a NASA-themed transmedia book featuring digital fabrication activities on 5th-grade students (n = 29) recognized as advanced in... More

    pp. 327-348

  5. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Professional Development for Math, Science, and Technology Teachers

    Osman Yasar, SUNY College at Brockport, C-MST Institute, United States; Jose Maliekal, SUNY College at Brockport, Earth Science Dept., United States; Leigh Little, SUNY College at Brockport, Applied Mathematics, United States; Peter Veronesi, SUNY College at Brockport, Education Dept., United States

    This article describes findings and evolution of a teacher-training program based on a partnership of knowledge domains (technology, content, and pedagogy), teaching staff (college faculty and... More

    pp. 349-374