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Regan, Kelley; Evmenova, Anya S.; MacVittie, Nichole P.; Leggett, Alicia; Ives, Samantha; Schwartzer, Jessica; Mastropieri, Margo; Rybicki-Newman, Maria P. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
Integrating unfamiliar technology in the classroom often requires ample technological resources and professional development. However, these resources are often not available. This case study of qualitative data combined with pretest or posttest student data illustrates how one pair of coteachers autonomously planned for and implemented a digital…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Adoption (Ideas), Technology Uses in Education, Social Studies
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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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Hammond, Thomas; Bodzin, Alec; Popejoy, Kate; Anastasio, David; Holland, Breena; Sahagian, Dork – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
For decades, educators have hoped to integrate geospatial tools into K-12 classrooms but struggled with barriers of time, technology, and curriculum alignment. The authors formed a design partnership with ninth-grade science and social studies teachers in an urban high school in order to conduct teacher professional development while also…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Geographic Information Systems
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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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Stevens, Mark; Borup, Jered; Barbour, Michael K. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2018
Blended learning has grown rapidly in K-12 schools and is commonly seen as a potential vehicle to make learning more student centered by providing students with some level of control over their learning pace and path. As a result, blended learning is most likely to have a transformative effect when it is paired with constructivist learning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Social Studies, Library Education
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Mason, Lance – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2018
This study employs Lakoff and Johnson's (1980, 1999) conception of metaphor as rooted in embodied experiences to investigate educational technology discourse in the social studies. The last 3 years of scholarship in the social studies section of the journal "Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education" is examined for the…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Educational Technology, Social Studies, Discourse Analysis
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Maloy, Robert; Trust, Torrey; Kommers, Suzan; Malinowski, Allison; LaRoche, Irene – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
This exploratory study examines the use of 3D technology by teachers and students in four middle school history/social studies classrooms. As part of a university-developed 3D Printing 4 Teaching & Learning project, teachers integrated 3D modeling and printing into curriculum topics in world geography, U.S. history, and government/civics.…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Cherner, Todd; Curry, Kristal – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
Instructional technology has become a crucial component of public education. Reflected in the college and career-ready standards being implemented across the United States, an emphasis has been placed on preparing students with both the literacy and technology skills needed to succeed in postsecondary education and the workforce. Though a growing…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Preservice Teachers, Educational Technology, Use Studies
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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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Zinger, Doron; Naranjo, Ashley; Amador, Isabel; Gilbertson, Nicole; Warschauer, Mark – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
Incorporating technology in classrooms to promote student learning is an ongoing instructional challenge. Teacher professional development (PD) is a central component of teacher education to support student use of technology and can improve student learning, but PD has had mixed results. In this study, researchers investigated a PD program…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Technology Integration, Faculty Development, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Maloy, Robert W. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
This paper presents web research strategies for teachers and students to use in building Dramatic Event, Historical Biography, and Influential Literature wiki pages for history/social studies learning. Dramatic Events refer to milestone or turning point moments in history. Historical Biographies and Influential Literature pages feature…
Descriptors: Biographies, Electronic Publishing, Online Searching, Information Skills
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Hartshorne, Richard; Waring, Scott M. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
In Hicks, Lee, Berson, Bolick, and Diem (2014), the authors revisited and revised a series of principles focusing on the preparation of social studies teachers for using digital technologies in the classroom, originally presented in the inaugural issue of "Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education" (Mason et al., 2000).…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Teacher Education, Social Studies, Information Technology
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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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Mason, Lance – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
This essay is a response to both the "Guidelines for Using Technology to Prepare Social Studies Teachers" published in this journal by Hicks, Lee, Berson, Bolick, and Diem (2014) and the rejoinder by Crocco and Leo (2015). The author agrees with Crocco and Leo's assessment that removing the principal regarding science, technology, and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teacher Education, STEM Education, Science and Society
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