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Quinlan, Catherine L. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
Meaningful integration of multimedia technology into the three-dimensional learning promoted by the Next Generation Science Standards (i.e., Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas) is critical in helping students to understand science. Furthermore, preservice teachers need to be able to engage in…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Multimedia Instruction, Science Instruction, Earth Science
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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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Hilburn, Jeremy; Maguth, Brad – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
This qualitative case study explored the collaboration between students in two social studies methods courses at different universities. The authors used technology to connect preservice teachers from teacher education programs that differ in terms of geography, size, and type of university. Using archived data from the courses, the authors found…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs, Social Studies
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Friedman, Adam; Bolick, Cheryl; Berson, Michael; Porfeli, Erik – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2009
This paper presents the findings from the third survey administration of a longitudinal study that explores the beliefs, practices, and efficacy of social studies faculty members from across the United States in terms of instructional technology use. The findings of this study demonstrate that familiarity with the "National Educational Technology…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Beliefs, Educational Practices, Barriers
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Li, Qing – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
This article shares an approach to teaching mathematics teacher education courses incorporating asynchronous online discussions. Specifically, this research is guided by the following research questions: (a) How would online discussions contribute or hinder teachers' learning in mathematics methods courses? and (b) What pedagogical strategies need…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Asynchronous Communication
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Thomas, Julie; Cooper, Sandi – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2004
We are teacher educators (in elementary science and mathematics) who are enthusiastic about technology as a teaching tool--though it is as new to us as it is to our university colleagues. We recently led a United States Department of Education Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) grant project entitled TechLinks. In an effort to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Competencies, Mathematics Instruction