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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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Barnhart, Tara; van Es, Elizabeth – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2018
Recent policy reports and standards documents advocate for science teachers to adopt more student-centered instructional practices. Four secondary science teachers from one school district participated in a semester-long video club focused on honing attention to students' evidence-based reasoning and creating opportunities to make students'…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods, Science Teachers
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Hamel, Christine; Viau-Guay, Anabelle; Ria, Luc; Dion-Routhier, Justine – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2018
Elementary teachers are expected to teach complex and authentic lessons and integrating multiple disciplines. In so doing, they must take many elements into account, such as disciplinary content, learning standards, and pedagogical knowledge, in an ever more complex environment, including pupils' increasingly heterogeneous characteristics. Our…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Science Instruction, Video Technology, Faculty Development
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Lux, Nick; Obery, Amanda; Cornish, Jamie; Grimberg, Bruna Irene; Hartshorn, Anthony – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
Early field experiences, or those that come early in a teacher's preparation before more formalized opportunities like practicum and student teaching, can provide a venue for pre service teachers to practice technology-specific instructional decision-making and reflective practice. Although research exists on the potential roles of field…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Field Experience Programs, Decision Making, Teaching Methods
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Bull, Glen; Spector, J. Michael; Persichitte, Kay; Meiers, Ellen – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
Joseph South, an educational researcher, technology consultant, and former director of the U.S. Office of Educational Technology participated in a research initiative on Educational Technology Efficacy Research organized by the Jefferson Education Accelerator, Digital Promise, and the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. The…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Usability, Interviews, Educational Research
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Zoch, Melody; Myers, Joy; Belcher, Jennifer – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
This qualitative study examined in-service teachers who were enrolled in a graduate level course that focused on new literacies and the integration of technology with literacy. They also taught children enrolled in a summer writing camp as part of the course. The authors followed the teachers into their classrooms once the graduate course ended to…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Language Arts, English, English Instruction
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Anderson, Susan; Griffith, Robin; Crawford, Lindy – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
This study provides insight into preservice teachers' experiences with integrating technology into lessons with children who had mild learning disabilities. Participants included 14 junior early childhood education majors enrolled in a special education course with a fieldwork component. The researchers collected and analyzed lesson plans, journal…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Special Education, Preservice Teachers
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Barrow, Elizabeth; Anderson, Janice; Horner, Martinette – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
Using the of Humans of New York photoblog concept, the exemplar lesson plan described in this article incorporated technology and the replacement, amplification, and transformation framework to modify a traditional social studies lesson on the American Civil War into an engaging and inquiry-based lesson. Students researched individuals who lived…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Photography, Student Journals, Electronic Journals
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Menon, Deepika; Chandrasekhar, Meera; Kosztin, Dorina; Steinhoff, Douglas – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
While iPads and other mobile devices are gaining popularity in educational settings, challenges associated with teachers' use of technology continue to hold true. Preparing preservice teachers within teacher preparation programs to gain experience learning and teaching science using mobile technologies is critical for them to develop positive…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Physics
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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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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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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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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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McGee, Daniel; Moore-Russo, Deborah – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
A test project at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez used GeoGebra applets to promote the concept of multirepresentational fluency among high school mathematics preservice teachers. For this study, this fluency was defined as simultaneous awareness of all representations associated with a mathematical concept, as measured by the ability to…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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