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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 3155–3158
The Digital Historical Inquiry Project is an effort to create and grow a consortium of schools and colleges of education interested in promoting historical inquiry in the preparation of pre-service social studies teachers. The Consortium will...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 4637–4642
During the late 1990s, The Franklin Institute Science Museum recognized a synergistic opportunity within the science education reform culture. School districts were beginning to use research-based science activity kits as the cornerstone of their K...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1896–1899
This paper situates an innovative approach to professional learning called "School Technology Inquiry Groups" within the research literature on teacher learning and offers a description of our local initiative in a large urban school district. This...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 4571–4573
Nationally, there is an acute shortage of qualified mathematics teachers particularly at the middle school level. The Texas State University Department of Mathematics has two NSF grants which address these shortages in middle school mathematics...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 91–92
Modeling curriculum integration of technology is crucial to teachers being able to create meaningful activities for their classroom. From Myth to Millennium: Investigating the Tar Heel State provides 3rd -12th grade teachers with a model for an...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 1622–1627
There is indication that Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) and accompanied inquiry-based pedagogical practices can enhance student learning. The aim of this study is to experiment CSCL and inquiry-based approach in real classroom...
Using Technology as a Tool for Inquiry and Civic Engagement in an Interdisciplinary Middle School Project on Global Children's Issues
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 532–537
The purpose of this paper is to explore how technology was used as a tool for inquiry and civic engagement in an urban middle school in the United States through an interdisciplinary school-wide project. Specific goals of this project were to: (a)...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2302–2305
PAUSE was created in 2001 to support novice teachers' professional development in a major district school board in Quebec, Canada. Novice teachers meet on regular basis in an online community of practice (CoP) designed to give the opportunity to...
Preparing tomorrow's Science teachers to apply network technology to conduct an theme-based inquiry in teaching and learning
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 3464–3468
The purpose of this study is to investigate how to construct and apply a web-based Network Studio (will be abbreviated as WNS afterwards) to train tomorrow's Science teachers to conduct the theme-based inquiry teaching and learning in elementary...
Transforming school into a professional learning community via information technology: Patterns of change in a school and among its teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1463–1470
This paper reports on an exploratory, longitudinal, case-study that describes, analyzes and interprets the change processes occurring in a high school which aimed at integrating ICT into its curricula, and determines the facilitating factors and the ...
Bridging Digital and Educational Divides: University Collaborations with Community Technology Centers, Part 1
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2778–2785
Digital transformations in communities and in education often lead to important convergences. The Learning, Equity, Achievement and Reform Network (LEARN), a PT3 project, has as a core strategy the identification and development of such positive...
Educational leadership, community partnerships and 24/7 access to educational technology: Bridging the technology gap in small, rural communities with anytime, anywhere learning.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 2726–2731
This paper describes a project providing school children with 24/7 access to laptop computer technology in a small rural school community in western Kansas. Based upon the visionary leadership of school and community figures, this collaborative...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1576–1577
Presenter will share approach to reinventing traditional notions of research in teacher education characterized by 1) an effort to development a community of practice wedding teacher education faculty with urban high school faculty and 2) the use of ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 4768–4772
To construct more meaningful experiences for history students and pre-service teachers, a local history class for high school students was developed. These students work in conjunction with social studies pre-service education students at Georgia...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1152–1155
This paper is a report of the findings of a study conducted in three 3rd-5th grade level classrooms concerning the use of classroom blogging as an instructional strategy. A qualitative multiple-participant, naturalistic inquiry case study approach...
Editorial: Research on the Effectiveness of Technology in Schools: The Roles of Pedagogy and Content
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 1 (March 2007) pp. 456–460
The field of educational technology is under external pressure to provide evidence of identifiable learning outcomes that can be attributed to technology. Leaders within the educational technology research community agree about the importance of...
Presentation of a Teacher's Practical Knowledge from Professional Learning to Instructional Innovation
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3328–3340
This paper is about professional learning and instructional innovation in the context of becoming a progressive-looking teacher on his way to integrating technology into instruction. It will present narrative accounts expressed by a vocational...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 29, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 155–173
Abstract: This paper reports the results of an investigation on the effect of cooperative learning on academic achievement of physics course. Cooperative learning was employed to experimental group and conventional teaching method was used for...
From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly: The Growth of a Teacher in Developing Technology-Enhanced Mathematical Investigations
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 12, No. 1 (2004) pp. 115–138
This article describes the critical experiences of a middle school mathematics teacher as she progressed from a novice to a knowledgeable creator of technology-enhanced learning activities for her classroom. During an eight week intervention,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1668–1671
Telecommunications has been proposed as a way to address the problem of teacher isolation and provide opportunities for teacher professional development. The literature on teachers' use of telecommunication suggests that the medium may be ideal...
Ship-to-shore Educational Communications and Interactivity via the World Wide Web: The School of Rock Expedition Case Study
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 191–198
The School of Rock Expedition utilized the unique opportunity of an at-sea professional development workshop during the school year to engage onshore audiences via an interactive expedition website. The website sought to connect students, teachers...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) p. 1806
We introduced the usage of a BBS system into ESL learning to enhance English reading and writing competence of our high school students. The BBS system can enable our students to learn English in a totally relaxed and comfortable way. They are...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 2887–2891
This paper will focus on the process and activities supporting professional development for scientist-fellows and teacher/mentors in high school classroom environs. The GK-12 Program at UIUC has made it its goal to create a professional learning...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 3243–3250
This paper explores the four roles of teachers in classrooms using computers, from the perspective of Wenger's theory of communities of practice (Wenger, 1998). It reports on an in-depth study undertaken in schools in Victoria, Australia, and shows...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 2 (2001) pp. 181–197
The purpose of the study was to analyze relations between teachers' skills in using the new information and communi-cation technology (ICT), their pedagogical thinking, and their self-reported practices. About 600 Finnish elementary and high school...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2541–2550
This case study will focus on an innovative teaching methodology, based on a videoconferencing system and the IWB, that is being tested by a network of schools distributed between the isle of Marettimo in the Mediterranean sea and the mainland. The...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 2153–2156
Research Based Teaching, or helping teachers learn enough about research to make informed policy decisions is important to improving mathematics and science education. To develop and work with Research Based Teaching, public schools, and university...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 506–510
Although Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are now widely available in schools they appear not to have been integrated into teaching and learning either as widely or as thoroughly as was hoped. One influential factor, which may not...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3031–3035
Have you ever taken a special journey? You know how much planning goes into a good trip, how you need to prepare by brainstorming together where you want to go and have the vision to believe you can reach your destination. Then the fun part begins...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 3887–3894
There seems to be a consensus in the education community that the promise of technology has not been realized. Despite large investments in hardware, software, and infrastructure, technology is not widely integrated. Most use is mechanical and...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 2280–2286
Democratic beliefs are among these images formed through social experiences yet schools are not democratic places. If democratic modeling is to be developed in schools then teachers and pre-service teachers must develop an awareness of what this...
AACE Journal Vol. 16, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 347–365
During the past few years there have been great strides in the advancement of technology with the rise of mobile devices leading to an era characterized by the instant access to and mobility of information. Mobile technologies have more recently...
The Impact of Ubiquitous Computing on a Teacher's Practice: Factors and Conditions Affecting the Operationalizing of a Constructivist Teaching Philosophy
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1004–1012
The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of how ubiquitous computing would affect an elementary teacher's ability to more fully operationalize an existing constructivist teaching philosophy. Research on computing technologies in K-12...
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 2000 (2000) pp. 732–735
This article presents the development and evaluation of a network-based courseware which was used to cultivate high school students' scientific process skills. The courseware developed in this research was targeted to prompt students to analyze tide ...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 3 (September 2009) pp. 280–315
This mixed methods study examined the effects of inserting laptops and science technology tools in middle school environments. Working together with a local university, middle school science teaching faculty members wrote and aligned curricula,...
Topics: Middle School Education, Classrooms, Human Computer Interaction, Learning Outcomes, Students, Computers, Integration, Teachers, Multimedia, Educational Technology, Change, Professional Development, Curriculum, Science, Teaching Methods, Creativity, Schools, Collaboration
Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual Vol. 1999, No. 1 (1999) pp. 181–191
As we move toward the 21st century, more and more schools and homes will be connected to the Internet. Currently, there are over 8000 K-12 schools connected to the Internet in the United States. Half of these are elementary schools. Compared with...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 189–213
Professional learning is an important process in enabling teachers to update their pedagogical knowledge and practices. The use of online technologies to support professional learning has a number of benefits in terms of flexibility and scalability. ...
An Investigation of the Development of Dialogic Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Schools Through Interactive Television
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 1999 (1999) pp. 213–218
This paper draws on the ideas underpinning a two year Australian Research Council Large Grant project which explores the extent, nature and problematics of creating and sustaining educational dialogue through interactive television (ITV) in...
Calls From the Wild—An Online Survey of Alaska School Administrators on the Challenges of School Reform
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 1139–1142
This paper reports the results of a 2000-2001 state-wide school administrator online survey that identifies school administrator retention and recruitment as key issues that will impact school reform efforts in the State. In addition, the authors...
The Effects of Distance Learning on the Attitudes on the Attitudes of Elementary Age Children as Assessed by their Teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 473–479
"ARTS to the Delta" is an advanced-technology infrastructure for northeast Louisiana that provides a gateway for education, skills training, and enrichment for Delta-area students. The school dropout rates for students in these rural parishes are...
The role of school administrators in the process of effectively integrating educational technology into school learning environments: New research from the mid-west.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 502–506
The study reported in this paper examines the role of administrators in the integration of technology into the learning environment of three school districts in the mid-west region of the United States. The outcome of the study provides...
Assessment of the impact of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Teacher Leadership Project (TLP) as reported by TLP Graduates, their Principals and teaching peers.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 1998–2002
The Teacher Leadership Project (TLP) is a technology infusion effort funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The TLP provides K-12 teacher participants with technology infusion training and grant funding for technology purchases for...
The Future of Schools from a European Union Perspective - - Selecting, analyzing and disseminating the most innovative approaches out of more than 800 EU-funded projects
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 686–692
What can we learn from EU-school projects about the future learning approaches? The European Union has invested massively in ICT-projects promoting innovative use of the new technologies in school settings. The aim of the project Schoolforesight,...
Sumo Robots Learn to Write: A Technology Collaboration Between Secondary English and Engineering Technology Classrooms
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2818–2825
A secondary school/university collaboration, funded by a PT3 grant, supported curriculum redesign and pre-service teacher development through the use of technology. An integrated inquiry curriculum combined robotics design with technical writing and ...
Portraits of Three Schools from the U.S.A. Exemplary Technology-Supported Schooling Case Studies Project
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 2523–2524
This presentation features video footage from three schools with innovative classroom teaching using technology. The results were obtained as part of 11 case studies in USA schools and were selected to be part of two international studies, one by...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1635–1637
Secondary education students at Illinois State University are required to take the course, Issues in Secondary Education. This course focuses on preparing preservice teachers to be knowledgeable about contemporary issues related to secondary...
Creating a Conducive Learning Environment for the Effective Integration of ICT: Classroom Management Issues
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 14, No. 4 (2003) pp. 405–423
This article reports and discusses the findings of the collective case study of two primary schools in Singapore. It is part of a larger funded research project that examines and analyses where and how information and communication technologies (ICT)...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 3, No. 1 (2003) pp. 88–98
Technology integration in the Curry School's teacher education program has been a 15-year effort, initiated and supported by the school's leadership, spurred on by technology innovators, and adopted by many mainstream education faculty members who...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 21, No. 3 (2002) pp. 253–279
Many students leave high school chemistry courses with profound misunderstandings about the nature of matter, chemical processes, and chemical systems. The ChemSense project is addressing this problem through a multidisciplinary program of research...
What Does it Take to Integrate Technology into the Culture of a Preservice Teacher Education Program?
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 976–979
For the last two years the Childhood Education Program has been participating in a PT3 grant program to integrate technology into courses of study. The student population of the program is diverse with almost half of majors born outside of the U.S....