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Regan, Kelley; Evmenova, Anya S.; MacVittie, Nichole P.; Leggett, Alicia; Ives, Samantha; Schwartzer, Jessica; Mastropieri, Margo; Rybicki-Newman, Maria P. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
Integrating unfamiliar technology in the classroom often requires ample technological resources and professional development. However, these resources are often not available. This case study of qualitative data combined with pretest or posttest student data illustrates how one pair of coteachers autonomously planned for and implemented a digital…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Adoption (Ideas), Technology Uses in Education, Social Studies
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Constantine, Angelina; Jung, Karl G. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
The exploratory case study described in this paper examined the experiences of an elementary science teacher as he integrated iPads into his teaching. With the intent of finding a purposeful use for the district's 1:1 iPad initiative in his science classroom, he adopted digital science notebooks for the first time. During planning sessions…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Rubino-Hare, Lori A.; Whitworth, Brooke A.; Bloom, Nena E.; Claesgens, Jennifer M.; Fredrickson, Kristi M.; Sample, James C. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
This case study described teachers with varying technology skills who were implementing the use of geospatial technology (GST) within project-based instruction (PBI) at varying grade levels and contexts 1 to 2 years following professional development. The sample consisted of 10 fifth- to ninth-grade teachers. Data sources included artifacts,…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Sheffield, Caroline C. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) are increasingly prevalent in U.S. classrooms. Yet, little is known about how this tool is being used to teach social studies. This case study through classroom observations, interviews, and student focus groups examines how two fifth-grade teachers use the IWB to teach U.S. history. The data indicate that when the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Bulletin Boards, Visual Aids, Educational Equipment
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Pape, Stephen J.; Prosser, Sherri K.; Griffin, Cynthia C.; Dana, Nancy Fichtman; Algina, James; Bae, Jungah – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
This study sought to identify components of an asynchronous online teacher professional development program, "Prime Online," that potentially affected participants' mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT). Twenty-three third- through fifth-grade general education and special education teachers completed a yearlong online teacher…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Shanahan, Lynn – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
The purpose of this interpretive case study was to explore--through a close analysis of one class project--students' use of audio signs and the teacher's scaffolding of the use of audio signs. Two research questions guided this study: (a) In what ways did the fifth-grade students use audio signs, specifically transitions sounds, when constructing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Student Centered Curriculum, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Waring, Scott M.; Bentley, Courtney C. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine a group of fifth graders experiences, beliefs, and opinions during the construction of digital historical agent profiles. This research study examined a project in which students were engaged in the learning of historical content and were asked to convey information about the life of someone from the past…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Class Activities, Worksheets, Case Studies
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Thomas, Jeff – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2011
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 teachers at a midwestern U.S. university completed surveys about their experiences during their methods…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Curriculum Implementation
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Stoddard, Jeremy – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2009
In the current state of social studies education, field trips are being cut from many schools' curriculum. While not a true substitution, today's technologies provide some opportunities through virtual field trips (VFTs) to simulate these experiences, engage students in knowledge production and disciplined inquiry, and have interactions with the…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Historic Sites, Distance Education, Social Studies
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Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S.; Salkind, Gwenanne; Bolyard, Johnna J. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2008
This study examined teachers' uses of virtual manipulatives across grades K-8 after participating in a professional development institute in which manipulatives and technology were the major resources used throughout all of the activities. Researchers analyzed 95 lesson summaries in which classroom teachers described their uses of virtual…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Manipulative Materials, Technology Uses in Education
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Hofer, Mark; Swan, Kathleen Owings – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
Educators are simultaneously bombarded with both calls to integrate technology in meaningful ways into their teaching and to promote more student-centered activities which combine both content learning and higher-order thinking. This is no small task given the range of student abilities and interests, the increasing emphasis on state standards and…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Learner Controlled Instruction, Grade 5
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Kim, Seung H.; Bagaka, Joshua – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
The study examined the role student, teacher/classroom, and school characteristics play on the "digital divide" in access and utilization of various technology tools among elementary school students. Survey data was collected from 1,027 fourth- and fifth-grade students in 48 classrooms in northeastern Ohio. A two-level hierarchical…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5