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  1. Shifting Views: Exploring the Potential for Technology Integration in Early Childhood Education Programs

    Beverlie Dietze & Diane Kashin

    Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 39, No. 4 (Dec 21, 2013)

    Using technology with children in play-based early learning programs creates questions for some within the Early Childhood Education (ECE) community. This paper presents how two faculty who teach... More

  2. "It was just doing what you know about and move on, you know, just to survive". A beginning elementary teacher’s story of using technology in the classroom during her first two years.

    Ya-Huei Lu, East Carolina University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 35–39

    The purpose of this case study is to present an in-depth story of a beginning first-grade teacher, Luly, conceptualized technology integration and the degree to which technology was infused in her ... More

    pp. 35-39

  3. Current Research and Evaluation in Inclusive Learning Around the World: Early Childhood Classrooms in China

    Janet Arndt, Gordon College, United States; Nili Luo, Southwest College, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2796–2799

    Abstract: To develop an understanding of Universal Design for Learning in Chinese early childhood classrooms, there will be a brief tracing of the intertwining of Chinese education history and... More

    pp. 2796-2799

  4. Making Inspired by Nature: Engaging Preservice Elementary Teachers and Children in Maker-centered Learning and Biomimicry

    Douglas Williams, Aimee Barber & Peter Sheppard, University of Louisiana, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 1660–1665

    This exploratory project, Making Inspired by Nature, brings together the art of making and the creative practices of biomimicry to engage preservice teachers and children in building innovative... More

    pp. 1660-1665

  5. Scaffolding Pedagogical Change: Professional Development to Support Elementary Teachers in Implementing Mobile Maker Kits

    Robin Jocius, Ashley Andrews & Jennifer Albert, The Citadel, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 1569–1577

    The purpose of this paper is to describe findings from a study in which we investigated a gradual increase of responsibility model to scaffold a 1st and a 3rd grade teacher as they integrated... More

    pp. 1569-1577

  6. Breaking Down University Walls: An On-line Mentoring Program for Pre-Service Teacher Candidates

    Donna Sanderson, West Chester University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 1468–1470

    This presentation explores the birth of an On-line Mentoring Program created to assist teacher candidates in the Early Grades Education Program during their capstone semester of student teaching.... More

    pp. 1468-1470

  7. Showcasing Children’s STEM talent: A STEM Night Situation

    Temitope Olokunde, Albertha Lawson, Susannah Craig & Victor Mbarika, Southern University and A & M College, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 1462–1467

    This paper explores Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning at the elementary level through a STEM Night program organized at a STEM Elementary School. The STEM Night... More

    pp. 1462-1467

  8. They Think What? An Investigation of Preschoolers’ Digital Technology and Media Skills and Teacher Candidates’ Beliefs

    Daniel Mourlam, Gabrielle Strouse & Lisa Newland, University of South Dakota, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 1453–1461

    Digital technologies and media (DTM) have become commonplace in our lives. As a result, young children are using DTM more often and are likely entering school with enhanced skills. Yet, schools... More

    pp. 1453-1461

  9. A Study of Teachers Who Implement Instructional Technology in Primary Grades

    Stacy Joseph, University of North Texas, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 1447–1452

    Students of all ages should have the opportunity to learn and the gain the skills they will need as adults. Technology, especially the interactive nature of the Internet, allows instructional tools... More

    pp. 1447-1452

  10. Building Pre-Service Teachers’ Capacity to Nurture Young Innovators

    Stephanie Budhai, Neumann University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 1443–1446

    In order for young learners to grow as creative innovators, they must have teachers who nurture their creativity and innovative mindsets. The purpose of this paper and roundtable is to discuss ways... More

    pp. 1443-1446

  11. Investigating the Effect of a Surprise Created by a Discrepant Event on Preservice Teachers’ Learning and Perceptions

    Kathleen Myers, David Smith, Mohamed Ibrahim & Rebecca Callaway, Arkansas Tech University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 1225–1232

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a discrepant event on preservice teachers’ perceptions regarding the experiences of English as Second Language (ESL) students in the... More

    pp. 1225-1232

  12. Elementary Informal STEM and Participation in Later STEM Experiences

    Kimberly Brooke Spotts, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States; Katherine Dabney, Department of Teaching and Learning, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States; Gerhard Sonnert & Philip Sadler, Science Education Department, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2340–2344

    Lack of widespread availability of early informal out-of-school-time (OST) STEM experiences has led researchers to begin to study the association between informal OST STEM experiences and their... More

    pp. 2340-2344

  13. Elementary Informal Engineering Experiences and Participation in Later STEM Experiences

    Kimberly Brooke Spotts & Katherine Dabney, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States; Gerhard Sonnert, Harvard Science Education Department, United States; Philip Sadler, Harvard University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2335–2339

    Initiatives and programs that encourage exposure to STEM experiences and enrollment in advanced science and math courses in middle and high school have grown in recent years. Unfortunately,... More

    pp. 2335-2339

  14. Stop-Motion Animation as a Tool for Assessing Preservice Early Childhood and Elementary Teachers’ Understanding of Connections among Mathematical Representations and Computational Algorithms

    Amanda Thomas & Kelley Buchheister, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2230–2236

    This paper describes ways in which stop-motion animation can be used to assess preservice teachers’ (PSTs’) understanding of mathematics concepts and procedures. The study draws from research... More

    pp. 2230-2236

  15. Identifying the factors that influence computer use in the early childhood classroom

    Suzy Edwards & Suzy Edwards

    Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 21, No. 2 (Jan 01, 2005)

    omputers have become an increasingly accepted learning tool in the early childhood classroom. Despite initial concerns regarding the effect of computers on children's development, past research has... More

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  16. Learning Outcomes Increase for Students with Intellectual Disability When Special Education Teachers Hold More Priorities Focused on Educational Supports

    Soonhwa Seok, Korea University, Korea (South); Boaventura DaCosta, Solers Research Group, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (Mar 26, 2018) pp. 1993–1998

    This study aimed at identifying dimensions of curricula for students with intellectual disability by investigating special education teachers’ priorities for educational supports for their students... More

    pp. 1993-1998

  17. Caregiver Training Program on Emergent Literacy of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Users.

    Meghan Bowers, Murray State University, Speech Language Pathology, United States; Karen Coulter, Murray State University, Assistant Professor Speech Language Pathology, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (Mar 26, 2018) pp. 1979–1984

    Current research has shown both pediatric and adult augmentative and alternative (AAC) users underachieve in their reading and spelling skills. Their underperformance is not secondary to a lack of... More

    pp. 1979-1984

  18. Project VEC Virtual English Corner: An online website for Chilean elementary students and parents to support their EFL learning process

    Katherina Maria Gonzalez & Manuel Hernan Parra, University of Chile, Chile

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (Mar 26, 2018) pp. 1231–1236

    In the 21st century, English and technology have become basic skills necessary for the formation of a successful member in society In Chile, different studies have demonstrated that both necessary ... More

    pp. 1231-1236

  19. Integrating the Arts and Culture in the Early Childhood Curriculum Using 21st Century Pedagogies

    Hilary Seitz, University of Alaska Anchorage, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (Mar 26, 2018) pp. 1220–1224

    The purpose of this collaborative project is to support early childhood preservice teacher preparation and teacher professional development in Alaska so more teachers are competent and confident to... More

    pp. 1220-1224

  20. Connecting STEM with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum in Elementary Education

    Aaron Peterson, Martonia Gaskill & JoAnna Cordova, University of Nebraska at Kearney, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (Mar 26, 2018) pp. 1212–1219

    Many STEM programs and initiatives continue to focus on middle and high school levels and often overlook the potential for STEM education at the elementary level The benefits of exposing students... More

    pp. 1212-1219