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Constantine, Angelina; Jung, Karl G. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
The exploratory case study described in this paper examined the experiences of an elementary science teacher as he integrated iPads into his teaching. With the intent of finding a purposeful use for the district's 1:1 iPad initiative in his science classroom, he adopted digital science notebooks for the first time. During planning sessions…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Trainin, Guy; Friedrich, Laurie; Deng, Qizhen – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2018
This 5-year multicohort study examined the growth of elementary preservice teachers' technology integration in the context of a teacher preparation program redesign that made integrating technologies into instruction a major focus. The authors examined how the teacher education program impacted preservice teachers' technology integration in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technology Integration
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Vasinda, Sheri; Ryter, Di Ann; Hathcock, Stephanie; Wang, Qiuying – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
Research indicates that preservice teachers' understandings of how to integrate technology into their classrooms are dependent upon experience in their university methods courses and in their field placements. These findings place a new responsibility on teacher educators for modeling effective integration of technology into methods courses. This…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Vallett, David; Annetta, Leonard; Lamb, Richard; Bowling, Brandy – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2014
Innovation is a term that has become widely used in education; especially as it pertains to technology infusion. Applying the corporate theory of diffusing innovation to educational practice is an innovation in itself. This mixed-methods study examined 38 teachers in a science educational gaming professional development program that provided…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Innovation
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Annetta, Leonard; Dickerson, Daniel – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
This study investigated the effectiveness of using point-to-point videoconferencing for a 3-day professional development workshop of elementary school science teachers as part of the Science Co-op Project in rural Missouri. The intentions of this exploratory case study were to provide an overview of the program and to assess the degree to which…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Videoconferencing, Faculty Development
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Hofer, Mark; Swan, Kathleen Owings – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
Educators are simultaneously bombarded with both calls to integrate technology in meaningful ways into their teaching and to promote more student-centered activities which combine both content learning and higher-order thinking. This is no small task given the range of student abilities and interests, the increasing emphasis on state standards and…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Learner Controlled Instruction, Grade 5
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Romano, Molly; Schwartz, Jonathan – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
As beginning teachers experience and process new information during their initial acts of teaching, reflection is an inherent part of the process. The following study was designed to explore technology as a tool for reflection by introducing first-year teachers to three technology tools designed to elicit and encourage their reflections on…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Reflection, Portfolios (Background Materials), Information Technology