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Deale, Deb; Pastore, Ray – Computers in the Schools, 2014
This study uses theory-based design principles to evaluate the effectiveness of an instructional simulation, simSchool. It begins by examining the simulation and evaluation literature, followed by an evaluation of the simSchool software. It is a Web-based simulation designed to emulate various students (reactions) in order to provide practice for…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Simulated Environment, Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Beck, Dennis; Eno, Jenni – Computers in the Schools, 2012
A literature review of 121 peer-reviewed articles, books, and conference proceedings was conducted to determine the signature pedagogies of social studies education and technology integration. The authors found that the signature social studies pedagogy is based on two primary instructional models: direct-instruction and inquiry-based,…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Social Studies
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Abramovich, Sergei; Easton, Jonathan; Hayes, Victoria O. – Computers in the Schools, 2012
This article was motivated by the authors' work on a project with a group of 2nd-grade students in a computer lab of a rural school in upstate New York. From this project, one goal of which was to provide a capstone experience for a teacher candidate in teaching application-oriented mathematics with technology, the ideas about parallel structures…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Computer Assisted Instruction, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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Hechter, Richard P. – Computers in the Schools, 2012
Teacher education programs across North America are transforming. What were once piecemeal programs consisting of often unrelated courses are now becoming coherent and intertwined trajectories toward teacher certification. Part of this transformation can be attributed to the weaving of "signature pedagogies" throughout overarching…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Larkin, Kevin; Jamieson-Proctor, Romina; Finger, Glenn – Computers in the Schools, 2012
National professional standards for teachers in Australia (AITSL, 2011) expect teacher education graduates to demonstrate technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK). Those standards have emerged concurrently with the development of a new Australian mathematics curriculum. Thus, the expectation is that graduates can demonstrate the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Action Research
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Wentworth, Nancy; Monroe, Eula E. – Computers in the Schools, 2011
Technology-enhanced mathematics tasks were introduced to elementary pre-service candidates (n = 84) and in-service teachers (n = 38), who then, either in partners or small groups, created and taught inquiry-based lessons incorporating technology, with individual reflections. The lessons were coded using the following criteria: (a) The students…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Mathematics Instruction, Inquiry
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Smith, Judith J.; Dobson, Ellen – Computers in the Schools, 2011
New information and communications technologies (ICT) are redefining teacher education. A university faculty member and an instructional technology consultant incorporated information and communications technologies within a graduate university methods course. The following research questions explored student perceptions of using Web 2.0 tools as…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Literacy, Educational Technology
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An, Heejung; Wilder, Hilary; Lim, Keol – Computers in the Schools, 2011
This article documents the development of a two-stage curriculum intended to improve elementary teacher candidates' understanding of technology integration. Most students in the program came from low-income districts and lacked technology experience. The first stage of the curriculum consisted of a prerequisite basic technology skills course…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Nontraditional Students
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Lambert, Judy; Gong, Yi – Computers in the Schools, 2010
This study investigated major course changes in 11 sections of a stand-alone educational technology course redesigned around 21st century skill sets as opposed to technical skill development. Conducted in the fall of 2007 and spring 2008 with a random sample of 100 pre-service teachers, independent and paired sample t tests and correlational…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Educational Technology, Skill Development, Education Courses
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Ausband, Leigh T.; Schultheis, Klaudia – Computers in the Schools, 2010
This paper describes an international project completed by groups of pre-service elementary education students in four countries. Students utilized Web 2.0 technologies to design and conduct a study on a topic of their choosing related to curriculum and instruction, in elementary schools. This paper also presents results of a survey given to two…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Technology Uses in Education
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Browne, Jeremy – Computers in the Schools, 2009
As technology integration continues to gain importance, preservice teachers must develop higher levels of confidence and proficiency in using technology in their classrooms (Kay, 2006). The acceptance of the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Self Efficacy
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Brush, Thomas; Glazewski, Krista D.; Hew, Khe Foon – Computers in the Schools, 2008
The purpose of this study was to develop and field-test the Technology Skills, Beliefs, and Barriers scale and to determine its validity and reliability for use with preservice teachers. Data were collected from 176 preservice teachers enrolled in a field-based teacher education program located at a major Southwestern university in the United…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Measures (Individuals), Field Experience Programs
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Liu, Leping; Maddux, Cleborne – Computers in the Schools, 2008
This article reports the results of a study examining the predictive validity of a computer attitude instrument. The researchers attempted to determine the extent to which this instrument predicts student learning. Data from two universities were collected using this instrument over a nine-year period and were sorted into three sets with a random…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Predictive Validity, Attitude Measures
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Wentworth, Nancy; Graham, Charles R.; Tripp, Tonya – Computers in the Schools, 2008
The development, implementation, review, and subsequent revision of a capstone assignment during teacher education candidates' field experience and the assignments-related rubric was based on research that points teacher education programs to give candidates experiences in rethinking their views of pedagogy as they integrate technology into the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Technology Integration, Field Experience Programs, Educational Technology
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Niederhauser, Dale S.; Perkmen, Serkan – Computers in the Schools, 2008
Teachers' beliefs about their self-efficacy for integrating technology, their outcome expectations for integrating technology, and their interest in using technology to support student learning influence their intentions for incorporating technology into their instructional practices. To date, instruments developed to examine the relationships…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals), Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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