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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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Crowe, Alicia; van 't Hooft, Mark – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
Using technology to enhance student learning in social studies has become an important area for discussion and study within the field of social studies education. Handheld devices are one of the recently emerging technologies. This article describes an initial study of the TI-83 handheld device in the education of preservice social studies…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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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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Kurz, Terri L.; Middleton, James A.; Yanik, H. Bahadir – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
The potential to use mathematics software to enhance student thinking and development is discussed and a taxonomy of software categories is outlined in this paper. Briefly, there are five categories of tool-based mathematics software that can be used fruitfully in a mathematics curriculum: (a) review and practice, (b) general, (c) specific, (d)…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Computer Software, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Kastberg, Signe; Leatham, Keith – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
This article focuses on three key factors that a survey of literature indicated impact the teaching and learning of mathematics with graphing calculators: access to graphing calculators, the place of graphing calculators in the mathematics curriculum, and the connection between graphing calculators and pedagogical practice. Access to graphing…
Descriptors: Graphing Calculators, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Bull, Glen – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
Today it is commonplace that computers and technology permeate almost every aspect of education. In the late 1960s, though, the idea that computers could serve as a catalyst for thinking about the way children learn was a radical concept. In the early 1960s, Seymour Papert joined the faculty of MIT and founded the Artificial Intelligence Lab with…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Educational History, Access to Computers
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Papert, Seymour – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
The phrase "technology and education" usually means inventing new gadgets to teach the same old stuff in a thinly disguised version of the same old way. Moreover, if the gadgets are computers, the same old teaching becomes incredibly more expensive and biased towards its dullest parts, namely the kind of rote learning in which measurable…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Programming Languages
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Hofer, Mark; Swan, Kathleen Owings – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
With the importance of imagery in our culture and the increasing access to both digital images and the tools used to manipulate them, it is important that social studies teacher educators prepare preservice teachers to provide their students with opportunities to develop a critical lens through which to view images. As we strive to encourage the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Technological Literacy, Technological Advancement, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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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
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Whittier, David – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
The Teacher as Software Developer is the name of a program integrating technology instruction, curriculum, and field experiences in teacher preparation. In an introductory education course for all undergraduate education students, a required technology lab links to a one-day-a-week prepracticum. Preservice students produce a Web site or…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Courseware, Student Developed Materials, Preservice Teacher Education
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Goodell, Joanne; Yusko, Brian – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
This paper is an analysis of the issues encountered in the process of building a community of practice amongst students through engaging in online dialogue using WebCT. The analysis is guided by an educational change framework, proposed by Goodell, Parker, and Kahle (2005), which includes Technical, Political, Cultural, Moral, and Personal…
Descriptors: Barriers, Student Participation, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Strickland, Janet – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
The purpose of this study was to compare the use of WebQuests with traditional instruction. Specifically, the study examined the end-of-unit exam scores for students who completed a WebQuest on the Texas Revolution and those students completing a poster activity. Both of the instructional activities were implemented as additional enhancement to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Conventional Instruction, Web Based Instruction
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Bodzin, Alec M. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
This paper describes how the Web-based Inquiry for Learning Science (WBI) instrument was used with preservice elementary and secondary science teachers in science methods courses to enhance their understanding of Web-based scientific inquiry. The WBI instrument is designed to help teachers identify Web-based inquiry activities for learning science…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Web Based Instruction, Inquiry
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Powers, Robert; Blubaugh, William – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
The preparation of preservice teachers to use technology is one of the most critical issues facing teacher education programs. In response to the growing need for technological literacy, the University of Northern Colorado created a second methods course, Tools and Technology of Secondary Mathematics. The goals of the course include (a) providing…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Mathematics Instruction
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Sorensen, Elsebeth Korsgaard – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
This paper addresses the core goals for educators to stimulate participation across diversity (including life trajectories and culture) and motivate learners to engage in negotiation of meaning and knowledge building dialogue in the processes of networked learning. The paper reports on a Danish masters online course on networked learning for…
Descriptors: Networks, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Cooperation
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