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Using Inquiry Empowering Technologies to Support Prospective Teachers’ Scientific Inquiry and Science Learning
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 3, No. 2 (2003) pp. 223–239
The Inquiry Empowering Technologies for Supporting Scientific Inquiry course was designed to engage prospective teachers, as science learners, in developing their understandings about and abilities to do scientific inquiry. The design of the course ...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 1 (March 2007) pp. 575–589
Within the Master of Teaching Program at the University of Calgary, two teacher educators collaborated in facilitating an inquiry-based project with a group of preservice teachers in examining real-world issues related to English as Second Language...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2529–2536
The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how the Evidence-Based Inquiry (EBI) methodology is being used as a means for using direct evidence for the continuous improvement of teaching practices. This paper and presentation will introduce the EBI...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 1 (March 2006) pp. 120–132
Beginning teachers face enormous challenges in their first year of teaching. High attrition rates of teachers within the first five years attest to the difficulties inherent in commencing professional life as a teacher. This paper describes the...
The Effect of Social Context on the Reflective Practice of Preservice Science Teachers: Incorporating a Web-Supported Community of Teachers
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2006) pp. 543–579
This study examines the use of electronic networking technologies in the context of a secondary science methods course and an accompanying student teaching experience. Specifically, we examined the effects of social context on the student teaching...
Topics: Preservice Teachers, Technology integration, teacher education, Integration, Learning Communities, information technology, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Science, Pedagogy, Communication, Science Education, computer mediated communication, Inclusive Education, Information Sciences
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 3 (September 2007) pp. 178–198
Anyone who can access the Internet can be part of the knowledge-access, knowledge-building, information-exchanging culture, regardless of location. Time magazine's latest "Person of the Year" is "You"(Grossman, 2006). In a startling acknowledgement...
Using Cloud-Computing Applications to Support Collaborative Scientific Inquiry: Examining Pre-Service Teachers' Perceived Barriers to Integration
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul 24, 2013)
Technology plays a crucial role in facilitating collaboration within the scientific community. Cloud-computing applications, such as Google Drive, can be used to model such collaboration and support inquiry within the secondary science classroom....
From Virtual Strangers to a Cohesive Learning Community: The Evolution of Online Group Development in a Professional Development Course
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 287–311
Instructors who teach in online learning environments have the unique opportunity to enhance the interaction of their students through an online threaded discussion board. With effective planning and skillful facilitation techniques, this venue for...
Topics: Interaction, online learning, teacher education, Learning Communities, online education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, eLearning, Web-based Instruction, computer mediated communication
Integrating Technology to Foster Inquiry in an Elementary Science Methods Course: A Case Study of One Teacher Educator’s Initiatives in a PT3 Project
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 25, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 123–146
ABSTRACT Prospective teachers and teacher educators both confront practical and philosophical issues in attempting to integrate technology into their practice. This paper describes a case study of a science teacher educator, a novice with...
Topics: pre-service teacher education, Science Education, Research Methods, Inclusive Education, Science, Professional Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology integration, Preservice Teachers, research, Integration, teacher education
Levels and Patterns of Participation and Social Interaction in an Online Learning Community for Learning to Teach
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 22, No. 2 (2011) pp. 191–239
This study investigates how pre-service and in-service teachers participate in an online community for learning to teach. Members’ levels and patterns of participation and social interaction were examined via social network analysis of activity logs ...
The Laboratory for Innovative Technology in Education (LITE):Exploring Roads to Building a Community in an Urban-Commuter University Environment
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3130–3137
The Laboratory for Technology Innovation in Teacher Education(LITE) is a collaborative learning environment in which students, faculty, preservice and inservice teachers along with community partners explore ways to combine best teaching practices...
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 128–132
National standards in science education argue that science learning should be interdisciplinary, inquiry-based, and involve students in real-world projects. Most rhetoric in science education also argues for technology integration in science...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 3691–3692
This presentation addresses how stakeholders in a PT3 project are taking an inquiry stance to examine ways of integrating technology in teacher education. A serendipitous shift from a community of learners (how to approach technology integration in...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 3 (September 2015) pp. 422–436
This study examined the use of one online social networking tool, NING™, in teacher education, highlighting preservice teachers’ engagement and perceptions of the tool. Data obtained from 91 preservice teachers suggest that they found the multimodal ...
Topics: Preservice Teacher Education
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 7, No. 4 (October 2008) pp. 725–741
E-Learning is a new form of pedagogy for learning in the 21st century. E-Teachers are e-Learning instructional designers, facilitators of interaction, and subject matter experts. The roles of e-Teachers are to enhance learners' cognitive engagement...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 23, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 213–240
Despite a comprehensive body of research on field experiences in teacher education, technology-rich early field experiences in early childhood environments is one particular area of inquiry lacking substantive current research. Therefore, this...
Pedagogical Ethnotechnography: A Study of the impact of Information Technology as a pedagogical tool on the attitudes of Preservice Social Studies Middle School Teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 2172–2173
In February 2000, the United States Department of Education realizing that there was a critical need to integrate technology in teacher education programs and teaching, issued this challenge to all higher educational institutions to integrate...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 2568–2573
Despite the comprehensive body of research on field experiences in teacher education, one specific area of inquiry lacking substantial current research is that of site-based technology-focused training for preservice teachers. To address this gap,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) p. 1646
The Modeling Instruction with Modern Information and Communications: the MIMIC Project, a U.S. Department of Education Implementation Grant, was designed to prepare pre-service teachers to integrate technology into teaching and learning. One of the...
International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 6, No. 4 (2000) pp. 363–392
This study investigated the purposeful use of asynchronous telecommunications in a science education methods/curricu-lum course involving the use of a nonrestrictive, public Web-based forum with preservice science teachers. The findings in this...
The Role of Technology in Increasing Preservice Teachers’ Anticipation of Students’ Thinking in Algebra
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 2 (June 2015) pp. 85–105
The collision between a growing, inexperienced teaching force and students’ algebra struggles should be one of great concern. A collaboration of four public and private universities in Oregon restructured Mathematics Methods courses for preservice...
Topics: Preservice Teacher Education
Computer Conferencing and the Development of Habits of Mind Associated with Effective Teacher Education
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 16, No. 4 (October 2005) pp. 369–393
Today teacher educators emphasize the need for preservice teachers to develop certain habits of mind (like reflection) in order to be effective teachers. These educators are constantly searching for pedagogical strategies that can help teachers...
Topics: online learning, teacher education, Learning Communities, Preservice Teacher Education, teacher preparation, Professional Development, Constructivism, Pedagogy, Computer-supported collaborative learning
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 2461–2465
INTRODUCTION Taiwan has experienced an economic miracle over the past two decades and her computer industry has been an integral piece of this economic success. The country's burgeoning gross national product has allowed the government to infuse...
Examining the Use of Video to Support Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Noticing of Children’s Thinking
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 23, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 137–157
Noticing children’s mathematical thinking is an important aspect of what teachers need to know. This study explores the role of videocases in supporting preservice elementary teachers’ noticing of children’s mathematical thinking. Findings from a...
Literacy Practices and Digital Literacies: A Commentary on Swenson, Rozema, Young, McGrail, and Whitin
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 1 (March 2006) pp. 61–66
The integration of digital tools and multimodal representations in the English classroom has the greatest potential when we define literacy as multiple socially constructed practices. If digital literacies are defined as autonomous tools and...
A Mixed Methods Comparison of Teacher Education Faculty Perceptions of the Integration of Technology into their Courses and Student Feedback on Technology Proficiency
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 19, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 5–21
"** Invited as a paper from SITE 2009 **" Results from previous studies on pre-service teacher technology integration and faculty perceptions of technology integration within the teacher education program at a medium-sized, Midwestern university...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 45–70
This study focuses on how preservice science teachers integrated educational technology into secondary science instruction during student teaching. Data includes interviews, classroom observations, lesson plans and artifacts, and surveys. The...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 1806–1811
This paper describes a project where three teachers served as virtual guest speakers to preservice teachers through an email-based electronic discussion group. One goal of the project was to integrate technology into the daily classroom activities ...
Development of Pedagogical Technology Integration Content Knowledge in Preparing Mathematics Preservice Teachers: The Role of Instructional Case Analyses and Reflection
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 645–669
This qualitative case study explores the potential of technology integration teaching cases to develop preservice mathematics teachers’ Pedagogical Technology Integration Content Knowledge (PTICK). A cohort of eight mathematics education students...
Topics: Mathematics, Educational Technology, Teachers, Instructional Design, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Post Secondary Education, Students
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 1999 (1999) pp. 1342–1343
Colorado business and marketing education programs face a state of emergency due to the shortage of qualified teachers. A qualified teacher is one who has completed a teacher licensure program and vocational credentialing courses in business or...
A Comparison of Online and Face-To-Face Instruction in an Undergraduate Foundations of American Education Course
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 2 (2004) pp. 196–213
This article examines the similarities and differences for one course, Foundations of American Education, when offered in traditional face-to-face and online formats. The data analysis used both qualitative and quantitative measures. Several...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 11, No. 2 (June 2011) pp. 167–183
Teacher preparation for the 21st century deserves a front-end approach to addressing the use of technology in the learning environment. To study the effect of instructing with technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK), teachers were asked...
Prospective Elementary Teachers Gone Wild? An Analysis of Facebook Self-Portrayals and Expected Dispositions of Preservice Elementary Teachers
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 4 (December 2009) pp. 443–475
This study was conducted in response to several recent incidents in which teachers and student teachers were reprimanded for content they placed on the Internet. This study examined the Facebook postings of preservice elementary teachers to...
Technology and the Deep Play of Intercultural Teacher Education: A Reflection on Two Seminal Writings of Clifford Geertz
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 4 (2005) pp. 489–503
Abstract The selection of a seminal piece on intercultural issues in technology and teacher education was challenging. Researchers interested in the field come from numerous fields of study, including education, anthropology, sociology, psychology,...
Topics: psychology, Interactive Multimedia Systems, Intercultural, Inclusive Education, Social Sciences, Pedagogy, Professional Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology integration, teacher education, Integration
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 3, No. 4 (2004) pp. 412–432
The existing gap between how we expect teachers to use technology and how they are actually using it has largely been blamed on schools and colleges of education (SCOEs). To address this concern it is recommended that SCOEs integrate technology...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 3640–3645
Preservice teachers with lower computer self-efficacy are more likely to have problems with technology integration when they exit their teacher education programs and teach in their own classrooms. This study identifies differences in the computer...
Effectiveness and impact of technology-enabled project-based learning with the use of process prompts in teacher education
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 19, No. 2 (April 2011) pp. 141–167
This study investigated the effectiveness and impacts of process prompts on students’ learning and computer self-efficacy within the technology-enabled project-based learning (PBL) context in an undergraduate educational technology course. If the...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 23, No. 3 (July 2015) pp. 357–385
This article examines how arts-based informal learning spaces engage young people at the intersection of creativity and technology. We conducted case studies of four youth media arts organizations to understand how teaching is defined and realized...
Designing and Using Hypermedia Materials to Investigate Language Use in a Culturally Diverse Classroom
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 11, No. 2 (2002) pp. 155–175
Hypermedia teacher education materials are a potentially rich teaching resource for teacher educators who are preparing preservice teachers to practice in culturally diverse classrooms. They provide highly contextualized views of classroom practice...
Technology, science and preservice teachers: Creating a culture of technology savvy elementary teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 1422–1426
Technology, science and preservice teachers: Creating a culture of technology savvy elementary teachers Rose Pringle, Kara Dawson & Skip Marshall Introduction There is no doubt that technology has strongly influenced the course of history and the...
Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Be Socially and Ethically Aware Producers and Consumers of Interactive Technologies
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 3, No. 4 (2004) pp. 470–481
Technological literacy will be a necessity — not a frill — in the 21st century. The most important single benefit that the communications revolution can deliver to each and every child in this country is an advanced cutting-edge 21st century...
Training Preservice Students to Utilize Web-Based Portfolios and Select Appropriate Bodies of Evidence
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 206–209
Authentic assessments and electronic portfolios are rapidly being adopted as an effective process for evaluating student's knowledge and understanding. The problem lies in training students in how to identify the bodies of evidence that best...
The Theory and Practice of Democratic Education as Seen in Pre-Service Teachers' Electronic Portfolios
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3862–3869
This action research uses constant comparative analysis of prospective secondary social studies teachers' electronic portfolios to argue that, when designed to elicit reflection about the theory and practice of democratic education, e-portfolios can ...
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...
The Impact of Ubiquitous Computing in the Internet Age: How Middle School Teachers Integrated Wireless Laptops in the Initial Stages of Implementation
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 363–385
This study investigated teacher experiences that emerged as a result of the introduction of wireless technology that placed personal laptops in the hands of every student in their classrooms. Five themes emerged as major factors during the ...
Topics: Technology integration, teacher education, Integration, information technology, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, faculty development, Computer-Based Training, Inclusive Education, Information Sciences
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 287–317
During the past three years we have been designing and implementing a technology enhanced urban ecology program using geographic information systems (GIS) coupled with technology. Our initial work focused on professional development for in-service...
Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Learning Science Methods Through Hybridizing Asynchronous and Traditional Experiences
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 11, No. 3 (September 2011) pp. 271–281
This study addresses preservice teachers’ perceptions toward online experiences, specifically, their perceptions about utilizing an online science methods curriculum versus a traditional methods curriculum. Thirty-eight senior level preservice...
Using supported video exemplars for the professional development of preservice elementary school teachers
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 2 (June 2007) pp. 28–41
The use of videotaped episodes of elementary mathematics classrooms for professional development is not new. However, without appropriate support, preservice teachers may find it difficult to hone in on the underlying features of the targeted...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 155–159
Teacher practice in careful planning and incorporation of instructional strategies plays a significant role in online learning success. It is important to understand implications of design, development, implementation and evaluation of online...
"Can Anyone Offer any Words of Encouragement?” Online Dialogue as a Support Mechanism for Preservice Teachers
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 1 (2008) pp. 113–136
Isolation and a lack of support contribute to high attrition rates among novice teachers. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is one mechanism for providing anytime, anywhere support to teachers. Previous research in this area has focused on...