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Waring, Scott M.; Torrez, Cheryl A. Franklin – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2010
This article focuses on the use of digital primary sources to teach historical perspective to preservice teachers. Discussed here are the experiences of 90 elementary education majors during their inquiry-based elementary social studies methods course. A variety of digital primary sources were used to teach historical perspective and to model…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Majors, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses
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Brush, Thomas; Saye, John W. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2009
This paper describes strategies used by the authors to assist preservice social studies teachers with understanding and applying models and practices for effectively integrating technology into their future classrooms--thus, strengthening the link between technology and pedagogy (or technological pedagogical content knowledge). Efforts with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Woodcock, Christine – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2009
Today's children are bombarded by a range of media, and it is the responsibility of teachers to equip students to engage critically. Just as teachers are responsible to teach critical literacy, teacher educators must help empower teachers to become more critically literate. This paper explores the role of online discussion in the ways it fosters…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Teacher Educators, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods
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Richardson, Sandra – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2009
This article describes experiences from a professional development project designed to prepare in-service eighth-grade mathematics teachers to develop, explore, and advance technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK) in the teaching and learning of Algebra I. This article describes the process of the participating teachers' mathematical…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Teachers, Algebra, Professional Development
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Courtney, Ann M.; King, Frederick B. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2009
One of the challenges of teacher education is to train preservice teachers to deliver a wide range of literacy skills to a diverse population. This article describes a mixed methods research study into preservice undergraduate literacy methods courses. This research examined how online, asynchronously conducted discussions influenced and impacted…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Yerrick, Randy; Johnson, Joseph – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2009
This mixed methods study examined the effects of inserting laptops and science technology tools in middle school environments. Working together with a local university, middle school science teaching faculty members wrote and aligned curricula, explored relevant science education literature, tested lessons with summer school students, and prepared…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Overbay, Amy; Patterson, Ashley Seaton; Grable, Lisa – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2009
This study examined the relationship between learning style, level of resistance to change, and teacher retention in schools implementing an intensive schoolwide technology and media integration model. Researchers found that teachers with ST (sensing-thinking) and SF (sensing-feeling) learning style preferences, as described by the Myers-Briggs…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Resistance to Change, Teacher Persistence, Educational Change
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Lee, Hollylynne; Hollebrands, Karen – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2008
Several organizations have highlighted the importance of preparing teachers to teach students mathematics using appropriate technology (e.g., Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, 2006; International Society for Technology in Education, 2008). This article provides examples from teacher education materials that were developed using an…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Bull, Glen; Thompson, Ann; Searson, Mike; Garofalo, Joe; Park, John; Young, Carl; Lee, John – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2008
Social media is changing the world in ways not yet understood. The effects are rippling through news, business, entertainment, and the political arena. A new generation of students is significantly more active in the way that they create and interact with one another. One effect on schools and schooling is apparent. The next generation will live…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Learner Engagement, Information Technology, Teaching Methods
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Kervin, Kristy – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2007
In 2006, as a beginning teacher in a Western Sydney school, the author explored slow motion animation ("slowmation") as a strategy for teaching Year 4 students about equivalent fractions. She taught at this school five days a week, teaching Kindergarten, Year 4, and Year 5. Slowmation can be defined as a simplified version of claymation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animation, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts
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McPherson, Ronald F.; Tyson, Velma – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
In this article the reader will be able to download four spreadsheet tools that interactively relate symbolic and graphical representations of four different functions and learn how to create tools for other functions. These tools uniquely display the symbolic functional representation exactly as found in textbooks. Five complete lesson activities…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Algebra, Spreadsheets