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Zucker, Lauren; Hicks, Troy – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
This article explores the writing processes of 22 English education scholars over the course of 23 months, resulting in the 2018 publication of an updated National Council of Teachers of English position statement, Beliefs for Integrating Technology into the English Language Arts Classroom. Through a qualitative approach, authors investigated the…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Language Arts, Teacher Collaboration, English Teachers
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Mullins, Ricky; Hicks, David – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
In this qualitative study, the authors analyzed the participation of preservice teachers in a discipline specific Twitter chat known as #sschat. Findings indicated that preservice teachers found value in the chat when they shared resources with practicing teachers, had resources shared with them, and built professional networks. However, there…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication
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Kormos, Erik – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
This study sought to develop an understanding of current practices by professionals in the field to best prepare future social studies educators in the usage of technology. A quantitative investigation examined the usage and perceptions of educational technology by 398 grades 6-12 social studies teachers from across a Mid-Atlantic state. A…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology Integration
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Slagoski, Jeremy D. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
This study investigated the domain and practice of an online community of practice formed by English language teachers (ELTs) on Twitter as a professional learning network (PLN). A "Communities of Practice" framework (Wenger, 1998; Wenger-Trayner & WengerTrayner, 2015) was applied to the qualitative analysis of interviews and…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Communities of Practice
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Gadanidis, George; Cendros, Rosa; Floyd, Lisa; Namukasa, Immaculate – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
As computational thinking (CT) is increasing in focus in K-12 education, it is important to consider how teacher education programs may better prepare teacher candidates (TCs). Previous studies have found that TCs do not always have a firm understanding of what CT involves, and they might not have clear ideas about how to develop CT in their…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Mathematics Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hsieh, Betina – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
Research on social media use in education indicates that network-based connections can enable powerful teacher learning opportunities. Using a connectivist theoretical framework (Siemens, 2005), this study focuses on secondary teacher candidates (TCs) who completed, archived, and reflected upon 1-hour Twitter chats (N = 39) to explore the promise…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Krutka, Daniel G.; Carpenter, Jeffrey P. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
The microblogging service Twitter offers a platform that social studies educators increasingly use for professional development, communication, and class activities, but to what ends? The authors drew on Deweyan conceptions of participatory learning and citizenship aims of the field as lenses through which to consider social media activities. To…
Descriptors: Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing
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Hughes, Joan E.; Liu, Sa; Lim, Mihyun – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
This 7-year, cross-sectional study of a 1:1 laptop teacher preparatory program in the United States examined the nature and change in faculty technological modeling. Using survey methods, preservice teachers (n = 932) reported their faculty's use of technological activities in coursework. Through descriptive statistics, chi-square tests, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Chao, Theodore; Murray, Eileen; Star, Jon R. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
Teaching mathematics for understanding requires listening to each student's mathematical thinking, best elicited in a one-on-one interview. Interviews are difficult to enact in a teacher's busy schedule, however. In this study, the authors utilize smartphone technology to help mathematics teachers interview a student in a virtual one-on-one…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Cook, Mike P.; Bissonnette, Jeanne Dyches – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
Studies examining preservice teachers' (PSTs) experiences with microblogging and activities that buttress and promote their social justice development have largely occurred in isolation from one another. To that end, this study examines in what ways pairing the popular social networking website Twitter with readings from a young adult literature…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Media, Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Justice
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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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Highfield, Kate; Papic, Marina – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
This study examined the use of one online social networking tool, NING™, in teacher education, highlighting preservice teachers' engagement and perceptions of the tool. Data obtained from 91 preservice teachers suggest that they found the multimodal platform useful as a tool to build pedagogic and content knowledge. Responses to surveys and online…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Preservice Teacher Education, Context Effect, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Moore-Russo, Deborah; Wilsey, Jillian; Grabowski, Jeremiah; Bampton, Tina M. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
While digital environments can offer convenient, viable options for preservice and inservice teachers to engage in or continue their studies, little is known about teachers' experiences with and perceptions of various existing online learning spaces. This paper describes an initial investigation using data from a group of preservice and in-service…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Teachers
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Fukawa-Connelly, Tim; Silverman, Jason – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
This paper explores student interactions from the Virtual Math Teams-With-GeoGebra Project, a computer-supported collaborative learning environment that allows individuals to interact, collaborate, and discuss user-created dynamic mathematics objects. Previous studies of virtual math teams have focused on the coconstruction of a joint problem…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Logic, Persuasive Discourse, Asynchronous Communication
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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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