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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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Dove, Anthony; Dove, Emily – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
In preparing future elementary educators in mathematics, helping them overcome their anxieties of mathematics and teaching mathematics is paramount. This study examined how different instructional practices (in-class lecture, flipped learning with teacher-created videos, flipped classroom with Khan Academy videos) compared in improving students'…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Elementary School Curriculum, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Akcaoglu, Mete; Kale, Ugur – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
Engagement in game design tasks can help preservice teachers develop pedagogical and technical skills for teaching and promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Through the design process, preservice teachers not only exercise critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, but also learn about an instructional method to support their…
Descriptors: Games, Educational Games, Computer Games, Preservice Teachers
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Wall, Jennifer; Selmer, Sarah; Bingham Brown, Amy – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
Prospective elementary teachers at three universities engaged in online modules called the Virtual Field Experience, created by the Math Forum. The prospective teachers learned about problem solving and mentoring elementary students in composing solutions and explanations to nonroutine challenge problems. Finally, through an asynchronous online…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Computer Simulation, Field Experience Programs
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Hodges, Charles B.; Gale, Jessica; Meng, Alicia – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
This study was conducted to investigate eighth-grade science teachers' self-efficacy during the implementation of a new, problem-based science curriculum. The curriculum included applications of LEGO® robotics, a new technology for these teachers. Teachers' responded to structured journaling activities designed to collect information about their…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation, Self Efficacy
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Jaipal-Jamani, Kamini; Figg, Candace – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
This paper presents a case study of a technology professional development initiative and illustrates how a workshop approach based on technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK) was adapted for professional learning at a school site. The case further documents how three middle school science teacher participants developed knowledge about…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Competencies
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Shifflet, Rena; Weilbacher, Gary – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
In this article, the authors describe a case study approach used to examine the complexities and contradictions of ways teachers perceive and implement technology in a seventh-grade social studies class. The participants in this qualitative research study were a 13-year veteran social studies teacher and the student intern who worked with this…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Technology Uses in Education
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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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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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MacKinnon, Gregory – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
This paper reports the results of a 3-year longitudinal study on the perceived utility of supplying elementary science teacher interns with four asynchronous tools to assist them in creating their first lesson plan of a constructivist nature. The research accessed qualitative and quantitative measures to sample intern reaction to the notion of a…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Longitudinal Studies
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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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