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Hicks, David; van Hover, Stephanie – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2014
In order to revisit Martorella's metaphor of technology as a sleeping giant this paper analyzes data collected over multiple years in order to provide a portrait of how preservice teachers make sense of and choose (if at all) to integrate digital technologies within their internship classrooms. Findings indicate that in the Commonwealth of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching, Student Teacher Attitudes, Technology Integration
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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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Lee, John K.; Hicks, David – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2009
Jeremey Stoddard's article in this issue, "Toward a Virtual Field Trip Model for the Social Studies," describes his analysis of the Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trip and a conceptual model for developing meaningful and successful electronic or virtual field trips. In an effort to contextualize the Colonial Williamsburg…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Social Studies, Models, National Standards
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Friedman, Adam – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
The past decade has witnessed a proliferation of state standards and their associated tests in public schools in order to hold schools, teachers, and students accountable for learning outcomes and achievement. In this qualitative study of eight world history and world geography teachers, the degree to which the Virginia Standards of Learning…
Descriptors: State Standards, Primary Sources, Recall (Psychology), Accountability
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Stern, Barbara Slater – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2004
This article examines the similarities and differences for one course, Foundations of American Education, when offered in traditional face-to-face and online formats. The data analysis used both qualitative and quantitative measures. Several conclusions were reached: (a) for the course to be effective, the time that must be allotted for online…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Undergraduate Study, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction
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Young, Carl A.; Bush, Jonathan – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2004
In order to cultivate the kind of technology literacy in our students called for by leaders in the field, it must simultaneously be cultivated in our teachers. While the literature in the field of English education demonstrates the efficacy of computer technology in writing instruction and addresses its impact on the evolving definition of…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Language Arts, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy