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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 24, No. 1 (2005) pp. 5–25
With recent advances in computer technology, it is no surprise that the manipulation of objects in mathematics classrooms now includes the manipulation of objects on the computer screen. These objects, referred to as virtual manipulatives, are...
Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual Vol. 1999, No. 1 (1999) pp. 221–254
Integration of computers across the classroom curriculum has been an object of debate for over 15 years. This paper compares the integration of computers with what has been learned about literacy education. The integration of literacy learning into ...
What Students Think About Technology and Academic Engagement in School: Implications for Middle Grades Teaching and Learning
AACE Journal Vol. 17, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 61–81
Students today live in technology-rich environments that shape their interactions with information and with each other. Children in the 21st century have access to a wide range of technology resources and tools for learning in real-life contexts....
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 16, No. 3 (July 2007) pp. 249–261
Computer video games are an emerging instructional medium offering strong degrees of cognitive efficiencies for experiential learning, team building, and greater understanding of abstract concepts. As with other new media adopted for use by...
International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 1, No. 2 (1995) pp. 185–198
The Virtual Classroom is a teaching and learning environment constructed in software, which supports collaborative learning among students who participate at times and places of their choosing, through computer networks. This paper describes...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 8, No. 2 (2000) pp. 111–121
Computers are not just for use in secondary and post-second-ary institutions any longer. Elementary teachers must be pre-pared to use the computer in their classrooms also. Teacher educators are preparing future educators for classrooms with...
From Play to Thoughtful Learning: A Design Strategy to Engage Children With Mathematical Representations
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 65–101
Many children do not like learning mathematics. They do not find mathematics fun, motivating, and engaging, and they think it is difficult to learn. Computer-based games have the potential and possibility of addressing this problem. This paper...
Topics: Teaching Methods, Human Computer Interaction, Games, Children, eLearning, Attitudes, Cognition, Computers, Interaction, Multimedia, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Mathematics, Middle School Education
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 345–368
Two new instruments created to assess perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines and careers are analyzed and found to have respectable to excellent internal consistency reliability, as well as good content,...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 18, No. 1 (1999) pp. 31–48
Current mathematics reform has encouraged the use of computers in learning and teaching mathematics. Recent research also provides strong evidence of the usefulness of computers in mathematics learning. National surveys, however, indicate that...
Measuring Knowledge of Technology Usage and Stages of Concern About Computing: A Study of Middle School Teachers
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 8, No. 4 (2000) pp. 279–302
This study examined middle school teachers' concerns, knowledge, and use of technology in teaching, and how these related to their school's level of technology integration. The Computing Concerns Questionnaire (SoCC) (Martin, 1989) and the Teaching...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 1589–1596
The effects of laptop computers on elementary student attitude achievement were explored. An attitudinal questionnaire was used to gain an insight on how students viewed learning and technology. The overall effect of using laptops improved student ...
Facilitating Technology-Enhanced Problem-based Learning (PBL) in the Middle School Classroom: An Examination of How and Why Teachers Adapt
Peggy A. Ertmer; Krista D. Glazewski; Donna Jones; Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich; Yuksel Goktas; Kelly Collins; Aslihan Kocaman
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 35–54
Despite the challenges inherent in adopting problem-based learning (PBL) in the middle school classroom, successful PBL teachers are able to find suitable solutions. In this exploratory study we examined the perceptions and practices of five...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 3, No. 2 (2003) pp. 240–252
FOR THE FORESEEABLE future, computing will play an increasingly important role in human learning. However, no one yet knows exactly how great that role will eventually be, or precisely what form it will finally take.
Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual Vol. 2004, No. 1 (2004) pp. 157–177
The study investigated the motivational effects of computer technology on writing instruction and performance of 5th-grade students. The participants (students and instructors) were engaged in preparatory sessions to take the Michigan Educational...
Computer Technology Training for Prospective Teachers: Computer Attitudes and Perceived Self-Efficacy
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 8, No. 4 (2000) pp. 373–396
To be effective users of computer technologies and be mod-els for students' computer use, teachers must have positive computer attitudes and feel self-efficacious in using them. The computer training that teachers receive through their teacher...
Samuel DiGangi; Zeynep Kilic; Chong Ho Yu; Angel Jannasch-Pennel; Lori Long; Chang Hyum Kim; Victoria Stay; Seok Kang
AACE Journal Vol. 15, No. 4 (October 2007) pp. 367–387
The purpose of this paper is to examine the computing needs and practices of students at Arizona State University as a means of assisting the university in the decision to implement a one to one (l:1) computing model, in which every student is...
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. 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 Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 3 (2002) pp. 365–382
Teachers' computer acceptance is an important factor to the successful use of computers in education. This article explores the gender differences in teacher computer acceptance. The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) was used as the framework to...
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...
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Pupils with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptoms: Do the Software and the Instruction Method Affect Their Behavior?
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 13, No. 2 (2004) pp. 109–128
The study investigated the effects of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) use on pupils with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. Nine Greek primary school pupils with ADHD symptoms and four others with no such...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 13, No. 4 (October 2005) pp. 519–546
Research in the past decade has shown that computer technology is an effective means for widening educational opportunities, but most teachers neither use technology as an instructional delivery system nor integrate technology into their curriculum. ...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 22, No. 1 (2003) pp. 43–56
This study compared the effect of computer versus concrete manipulatives for the learning of two-dimensional geometry. Participants were 93 4th- and 5th- grade students. A pretest, treatment, and posttest experimental design was used. The pre and...
Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual Vol. 1999, No. 1 (1999) pp. 263–274
This article discusses the discrepancy that exists with regard to the girls' and boys' access and use of computers in classrooms and suggests strategies to minimize gender biases before stereotypic behaviors are established. It is argued that...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 175–202
This study investigated the efficacy of case development as an instrument for teacher learning in technology integration. In particular, the study investigated whether case development can help teachers (a) develop the ability to integrate...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 5–21
This quasi-experimental investigation considers the second year of implementation of wireless laptops (1:1 ratio) in three 6th grade mathematics classrooms in one school compared to non-laptop classrooms (5:1 ratio) in seven other schools in the...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 19, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 185–224
In recent years there has been increasing interest in the phenomena of "gaming the system," where a learner attempts to succeed in an educational environment by exploiting properties of the system's help and feedback rather than by attempting to...
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 17, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 307–336
Abstract: Within the field of technology enhanced learning, adaptive educational systems offer an advanced form of learning environment that attempts to meet the needs of different students. Such systems capture and represent, for each student,...
AACE Journal Vol. 11, No. 1 (2003) pp. 7–69
Several recent articles have addressed the issue of the translation and interpretation of education research for the purpose of affecting policy (e.g., Educational Researcher 29(6).) We respond to the publication of, and media attention to1, Fool's...
Pre-K Children’s Interaction with Educational Software Programs; An Observation of Capabilities and Levels of Engagement
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 18, No. 3 (July 2009) pp. 289–309
In this study, an interpretive qualitative approach was employed to explore how pre-K children interact with educational software programs. This study addressed four aspects of children’s computer use: mouse manipulation, interface interpretation,...
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,...
Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual Vol. 1999, No. 1 (1999) pp. 147–179
What directions should research on computers in education take in the next century? We examine one application, computer programming, with a particularly long and rich research history (Clements & Meredith, 1993). We review the literature and...
Leveraging cognitive technology tools to expand opportunities for critical thinking in elementary mathematics
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 29, No. 3 (August 2010) pp. 289–302
The following study describes design research in an elementary school near the metropolitan D.C. area with a diverse student population. The goal of the project was to design tasks that leveraged technology and enhance the access to critical...
Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual Vol. 2002, No. 1 (2002) pp. 205–218
Selection of appropriate software plays a vital role in facilitating children's desire to use computers. The discrepancy between girls' and boys' use of computers is enhanced by the scarcity of gender bias-free software programs. Analysis of the...
Are We All Technically Prepared?—Teachers’ Perspective on the Causes of Comfort or Discomfort in Using Computers at Elementary Grade Teaching
Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual Vol. 2003, No. 1 (2003) pp. 317–349
This study investigated elementary grade teachers' personal experience with instructional computing in classroom instruction and depicts the causes of comfort or discomfort among teachers in using computers at elementary grade teaching. The specific ...
Success of Using Technology and Manipulatives to Introduce Numerical Problem Solving Skills in Monolingual/Bilingual Early Childhood Classrooms
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 18, No. 4 (1999) pp. 361–369
A math activity initially utilizing "m & m's" as manipulatives, and then progressing to computer software math activities, was piloted and evaluated in five early childhood classrooms. The observational data obtained in this study is useful to other ...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 3 (July 2009) pp. 369–391
This research study was designed to inform the development of a new teacher assessment model. The goal of the Teacher Success Model (TSM) initiative is to develop a systematic, evidence-informed statewide model for teacher assessment. While the...
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
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1307–1316
The results of a comprehensive review of the body of research concerning the developmental and educational value of computer gaming for children is reported. Based on the review, design criteria are proposed for educational and edutainment computer...
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...
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 Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 25, No. 4 (October 2006) pp. 309–323
This article attempts to extend current research and development activities related to the use of technology in problem posing, to early grades mathematics. It is motivated by the authors' work with elementary preservice teachers toward this goal,...
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. 3 (July 2007) pp. 217–231
Algebra has been identified as the foundational course for all other mathematics courses. Yet, research has shown that African-American students are low achievers in all strands of mathematics (NCES, 2001). Computers, on the other hand, have been...
AACE Journal Vol. 17, No. 3 (July 2009) pp. 137–154
This article discusses the benefits of including “children’s eCulture” in school curricula. “Children’s eCulture” is the culture of children as it relates to electronics and technology. Integrating children’s eCulture into formal learning...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 16, No. 1 (1997) pp. 133–169
This study investigates students' understanding of the basic concepts of introductory set theory: set, set element, cardinality, subset, and the empty set. The data was collected from a group of preservice elementary school teachers by means of...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 18, No. 4 (1999) pp. 439–457
This study investigated the effects of two instructional strategies (augmented activation activities versus expository instruction) and three different presentation formats Microcomputer-based Laboratory (MBL), simulation, and computer-based text)...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 23, No. 4 (October 2004) pp. 347–365
This survey sought to identify variables related to teacher use of technology in secondary level geometry classrooms in southeastern Idaho. The primary variables examined in the study were teacher technology awareness, teacher attitude toward...
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...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 99–111
The use of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) is becoming increasingly important and widespread in mathematics research and teaching. In this paper, I will report on a questionnaire study enquiring about mathematicians’ use of CAS in mathematics...