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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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Harron, Jason R.; Petrosino, Anthony J.; Jenevein, Sarah – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
Positioned in the context of experiential learning, this paper reports findings of a virtual reality field trip (VRFT) in conjunction with an in-person field trip involving preservice teachers in an elementary science methods course to a local natural history museum. Findings included that virtual reality (VR) is best used after a field trip to…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Museums, Field Trips, Preservice Teachers
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Camilleri, Patrick – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2018
This paper examines adaptation processes a group of Maltese teachers employed to contextualize tablet PC use in formal educational contexts. Research in information systems stipulates that while time may play an important role in technology, timing for accommodation and adaptation still represents a gray area that requires more attention. Nascent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Frisch, Jennifer Kreps; Cone, Neporcha; Callahan, Brendan – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
This study describes a personal science story podcasting assignment that was developed to help preservice teachers reflect on their use of everyday and academic vocabulary in the context of science, as well as how to communicate effectively with their students. Podcasting assignments were collected from 16 elementary education candidates and nine…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination, Preservice Teachers
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Jones, Dustin; Hollas, Victoria; Klespis, Mark – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
This article presents an overview of the ways technology is presented in textbooks written for mathematics content courses for prospective elementary teachers. Six popular textbooks comprising a total of more than 5,000 pages were examined, and 1,055 distinct references to technology were identified. These references are coded according to…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Textbook Content, Mathematics Education, Preservice Teachers
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Liao, Yin-Chan; Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Anne; Karlin, Michael; Glazewski, Krista; Brush, Thomas – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
Studies have shown that when K-12 school districts implement a new technology initiative, it is not always accompanied by effective teacher professional development (PD). Many teachers have indicated that effective technology PD experiences should incorporate their individual PD needs. The authors surveyed technology-using K-12 teachers at two…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Practices, Faculty Development, Preferences
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Vasinda, Sheri; Ryter, Di Ann; Hathcock, Stephanie; Wang, Qiuying – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
Research indicates that preservice teachers' understandings of how to integrate technology into their classrooms are dependent upon experience in their university methods courses and in their field placements. These findings place a new responsibility on teacher educators for modeling effective integration of technology into methods courses. This…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Wall, Steven D.; Anderson, Janice – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
With the emergence of mobile technologies, students' access to computing devices is omnipresent, as is their ability to collaborate through multiple modalities. This 21st-century affordance has generated a shift in the way preservice teachers are prepared to use, understand. and interact with social media (e.g., blogs) during their academic years.…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Peer Relationship, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Publishing
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Wilson, Rachel; Goodman, Jeff; Bradbury, Leslie; Gross, Lisa – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2013
Many science educators emphasize the need for meaningful science learning experiences and promote the idea of social constructivism in their methods classes, usually with inquiry-based activities that include physical manipulatives. However, the proliferation of technology in the nation's schools suggests the need to incorporate this trend…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Science Instruction, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Reins, Kevin – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2007
The purpose of this study was to investigate effective uses of digital ink technology in an elementary mathematics methods course. A survey methodology was used in the study to examine the participants' perceptions toward this technology for teaching and learning. All of the items on the survey produced response means between 5.0 and 6.0, with a…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Mathematics Instruction