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School organization and the mobilization of teachers and students in the use of a new general secondary education curriculum in East Timor
Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research (NAER Journal) Vol. 4, No. 2 (Jul 15, 2015) pp. 133–140
Given that reforms involving how to deal with the past are extremely difficult, especially when the past involves memories of victimization, death, and destruction so widespread that a high percentage of the population is affected, the main purpose...
A Suffering Generation: Six Factors Contributing to the Mental Health Crisis in North American Higher Education
College Quarterly Vol. 16, No. 1 (2013)
The number of students on university and college campuses that are struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and psychosis across North America is rising (Gallagher, 2008). This intensification of students' psychological needs has ...
High Enrollment Course Success Factors in Virtual School: Factors influencing student academic achievement
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 10, No. 4 (September 2011) pp. 393–418
This paper describes a study of success factors in high enrollment courses in a K-12 virtual school learning environment. The influence of variables: time student spent in the learning management system (LMS), number of times logged into the LMS,...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 19, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 23–43
** Invited as a paper from SITE 2009 ** The Team-Taught Cohort Model for preparing pre-service teachers to use technology in their classrooms involves a “block” of courses in combination with a field experience in the second year of a four-year...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 4 (December 2010) pp. 383–410
This paper will present results from an action research study that incorporated two different technologies for the purpose of students valuing and communicating a geometric proof to their peers. The author followed the Mathematics TPACK (Technology, ...
An Investigation into Reported Differences Between Online Math Instruction and Other Subject Areas in a Virtual School
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 29, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 417–453
Students and teachers affiliated with Spring 2009 online mathematics courses offered by the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) completed end-of-course surveys detailing the effectiveness of their courses. Several significant differences...
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
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 21, No. 3 (July 2010) pp. 343–365
To date, extensive research has been done on the use of Audience Response Systems (ARSs) in colleges and universities, but not in secondary school schools. The purpose of this study was to conduct a detailed formative analysis on the benefits,...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 3 (July 2010) pp. 459–488
This study investigated the following question: To what extent and in what ways does constructing a video case of their own discussion-based teaching help interns reflect on their teaching? First, we discuss the notion of learning to learn from...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 29, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 139–154
Graphing calculators facilitate learners’ ability to build cognitive links between mathematical representations by providing quick access to multiple representations. This exploratory study investigated the effects of technology-enhanced instruction ...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 1 (March 2010) pp. 106–118
This longitudinal study tracks primary participants over 3 years from their last year of university preservice teaching training through their second year of in-service teaching via surveys, interviews, and teaching observations. The study employs a ...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 29, No. 1 (February 2010) pp. 73–86
The goal of the X-Tech project was to enhance preservice teachers’ perceptions of their preparedness to teach with technology. Results indicated that practically-oriented methods that meet a variety of technology related needs are viable for...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 4 (October 2009) pp. 381–404
A Computer Based Education (CBE) program for intervention mathematics was developed, used, and modified over a period of three years in a computer lab at an Arizona Title I middle school. The program is described along with a rationale for the need,...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 4 (October 2009) pp. 345–358
This paper was developed with the goal of enhancing the mathematical preparation of secondary school teachers in the technological paradigm. It shows how two-variable inequalities can be utilized as models for the construction of geometric objects...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 4 (October 2009) pp. 547–571
Online teachers’ perceptions of online teaching standards published in 2006 by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and the National Education Association (NEA). Interviews with two teachers from each of the four online schools were studied...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 3 (July 2009) pp. 277–307
With the increased use of computer manipulatives in teaching there is need for theoretical discussions on the role of manipulatives. This paper reviews theoretical rationales for using manipulatives and illustrates how earlier distinctions of...
Topics: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Technology, Mathematics, Computers, Learning Objects, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Secondary Education, Virtual Environments, Middle School Education
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 3 (July 2009) pp. 209–220
This paper was prepared in response to the Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences recommendations for the preparation of secondary teachers. It shows how using trigonometry as a conceptual tool in spreadsheet-based applications enables one to...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 3 (July 2009) pp. 295–315
To date, limited research has been done examining and evaluating the instructional wrap for using learning objects effectively. The current study examined instructional strategies used by 15 teachers to integrate learning objects into 30 secondary...
Supporting Learner-Centered ICT Integration: The Influence of Collaborative and Needs-Based Professional Development
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 3 (July 2009) pp. 315–348
A mixed-method study was carried out to investigate how teacher attitude and professional development influence learner-centered Information Communication Technology (ICT) integration. A questionnaire, interviews and observations were used to gather ...
Preservice Biology Teachers’ Use of Interactive Display Systems to Support Reforms-Based Science Instruction
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 2 (June 2009) pp. 131–159
The purpose of this study was to explore preservice science teachers’ use of an interactive display system (IDS), consisting of a computer, digital projector, interactive white board, and Internet connection, to support science teaching and learning....
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 149–173
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics identified technology as a feature of high-quality mathematics education. One way that teachers can use technology to facilitate their pupils’ mathematical understanding is through the generating and...
The Views of Preservice Teachers About the Strengths and Limitations of the Use of Graphing Calculators in Mathematics Instruction
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 203–227
Handheld graphing technologies have fundamentally been utilized in the teaching and learning of many secondary school and college mathematics concepts. In order to observe the effects of these new kinds of technologies on students' learning of...
Design and implementation of an integrated computer working environment for doing mathematics and science
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 147–161
In this paper we report on the sustained research and development work at the AMSTEL Institute of the University of Amsterdam to improve mathematics and science education at primary and secondary school level, which has lead amongst other things to...
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...
A Comparative Analysis of High School Geometry Curricula: What Do Technology-Intensive, Standards-Based, and Traditional Curricula Have to Offer in Terms Mathematical Proof and Reasoning?
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 4 (October 2008) pp. 467–497
In this study, I present an analysis of high school geometry curricula regarding mathematical proof opportunities. I examined eight U.S. high school level geometry textbooks, which were categorized into three main groups: technology-intensive,...
Differences in Preservice Mathematics Teachers' Reflective Abilities Attributable to Use of a Video Case Curriculum
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 4 (October 2008) pp. 483–509
A related study found a number of changes in the reflective stance of preservice teachers using a video case curriculum in a mathematics methods course. These included a higher level of reflection, an increased use of evidence, a shift from...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 4 (October 2008) pp. 423–441
This paper explores the use of spreadsheets to develop an exploratory environment where mathematics students can develop their own understanding of the parameters of commonly encountered families of functions: linear, logarithmic, exponential and...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 325–340
This study documents problem solving approaches that high school students develop as a result of using systematically Cabri-Geometry software . Results show that the use of the software becomes an important tool for students to construct dynamic...
Educating the Web-Savvy Urban Teacher: Website Evaluation Tips and Internet Resources for Secondary Educators
AACE Journal Vol. 16, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 275–291
This article, The Web-Savvy Urban Teacher, addresses the question of what educational technology educators and scholars can do to close the pedagogical mismatch, which exists today between "digital native" secondary students and their predigital...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 299–324
Abstract The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) was tasked with identifying the key science concepts for science literacy in K-12 students in America (AAAS, 1990, 1993). The AAAS Atlas of Science Literacy (2001) has...
AACE Journal Vol. 16, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 3–20
The purposes of this article are to provide the sequence of learning events about the integration of curricula and technology using modules prepared by the Southeast Teachers Are Revitalizing Teaching Through Technology (START) Technology Team and...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 19–46
This article examines how teachers decide what technologies to use in their classrooms and what they expect to gain from adopting technology. Observation, interviews, and document collection were used to collect data as a part of a research project...
Topics: Professional Development, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Integration, Mathematics, Change, Educational Technology, Multimedia, Instructional Design, Teachers, Middle School Education, Students
Evaluating Multimedia-Learning Tools Based on Authentic Research Data that Teach Biology Concepts and Environmental Stewardship
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 8, No. 1 (2008) pp. 45–64
High school science teachers and students need interactive, multimedia research-based learning objects that (a) support standards-based teaching, (b) enforce complex thinking and problem solving, (c) embrace research skills, (d) include appropriate...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 8, No. 1 (2008) pp. 27–44
This paper reports the results of a doctoral research pilot study that paired a researcher with an experienced classroom teacher for a 12-week time span with the goal of effectively integrating the use of Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP) into the...
Toward Technology Integration in Mathematics Education: A Technology-Integration Course Planning Assignment
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 4 (December 2007) pp. 256–278
This article describes a technology integration course planning assignment that was developed to enhance preservice teachers' technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK). This assignment required preservice teachers work with peers to...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 26, No. 3 (July 2007) pp. 181–196
Inequalities are considered among the most useful tools of investigation in pure and applied mathematics; yet their didactical aspects have not received much attention in mathematics education research until recently. An important aspect of teaching ...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 26, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 27–54
This report summarizes findings on strategies chosen by students (n=38) when solving algebra problems related to various functions with the freedom to use a TI-83 graphing calculator, influences on student problem-solving strategy choices, student...
Supporting Representational Competence in High School Biology With Computer-Based Biomolecular Visualizations
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 26, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 5–26
This study assessed the effectiveness of computer-based biomolecular visualization activities on the development of high school biology students' representational competence as a means of understanding and visualizing protein structure/function...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 4 (October 2006) pp. 775–793
Electronically mediated professional exchange is viewed as a valid form of professional dialogue and support. This study examines an effort to link teachers in 10 isolated schools to collaborate in curriculum planning and delivery, focused on a site ...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2006) pp. 633–649
This article addresses some of the issues relevant to the cognitive goals of information and communication technology (ICT) integration in the mathematics classroom. It focuses on the development of conceptual understanding through multiple...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 2 (June 2006) pp. 230–245
Although technological innovations have the capability to significantly change how scientific investigations are done and greatly enhance the teaching and learning of science, its use is no more effective than any other resource or innovation when...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 12, No. 3 (2004) pp. 387–410
The challenges that are facing teachers of the new millennium are many and complex, and for teachers in Botswana, they find themselves at the crossroad of so many changes that are rapidly taking place both in and outside school. Among these changes...
Master Technology Teacher: A Partnership Between Preservice and Inservice Teachers and Teacher Educators
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 2, No. 3 (2002) pp. 353–362
The Master Technology Teacher project at The University of Alabama is a collaborative technology partnership between university secondary education faculty, inservice teachers, and preservice teachers designed to enhance technology integration...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 3 (2002) pp. 343–364
Teacher educators have a twofold concern regarding transfer because of the dual goals inherent in teacher education. Certainly a primary goal is to have teacher candidates transfer what they learn in teacher preparation courses to their future...
International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 6, No. 3 (2000) pp. 201–211
The coming of the new millennium encourages a new vision in education. Technologically mediated learning, especially distance learning, will become a commonplace phenomenon in the 21 st century. This article defines and describes Collaborative...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 1, No. 1 (2000) pp. 39–60
Science and technology education have enjoyed a meaningful partnership across most of this century. The work of scientists embraces an array of technologies, and major accomplishments in science are often accompanied by sophisticated applications of ...
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia pp. 113–135
The current study offers a comprehensive, systematic analysis of learning objects in secondary school science classrooms. Five reliable and valid measures were used to examine the effectiveness of learning objects for 503 students and 15 teachers...