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Nobles, Susanne; Dredger, Katie; Gerheart, Megan Dixon – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
Geographically distant classrooms can be a ripe learning space for teacher educators who want to show preservice teachers the power of technology in the English classroom. A classroom teacher described how she used a social networking platform to allow for collaboration with a preservice teacher in the hopes of making student literary analysis…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Partnerships in Education, High School Seniors
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Milman, Natalie B.; Bondie, Rhonda – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
This mixed method study examined teachers' ratings of 37 field-tested social studies lesson plans that incorporated digital primary sources through a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program for K-12 teachers. Each lesson, available in an online teaching materials collection, was field-tested and reviewed by at…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Elementary Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, Mixed Methods Research
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Adams, Jonathan; Lee, Sue; Cortese, Juliann – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
A national survey of high school principals (N = 683) was used to assess the acceptability of job applicant qualifications that included degrees earned either online, partly online, or in a traditional-residential teacher-training program. The applicants with coursework taken in a traditional-residential setting were overwhelmingly preferred over…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Statistical Analysis, Principals, Online Courses
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Heafner, Tina; Plaisance, Michelle – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
Although early field experiences are touted as vital for providing a hands-on preview of how teaching unfolds in the classroom, these essential components of teacher preparation programs have consistently fallen short of the desired outcomes. In the spirit of Dewey, candidates need substantive experiences that transform their theoretical learning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Field Experience Programs, Technology Uses in Education, Urban Universities
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Alexander, Curby; Hammond, Thomas C. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
In this article the authors present Five-Picture Charades, an instructional activity designed to introduce preservice and in-service teachers to the technical and pedagogical uses of digital images in the classroom. Because digital images can be repurposed into several different types of digital media projects, Five-Picture Charades is described…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Computer Uses in Education, Multimedia Materials
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Guzey, S. Selcen; Roehrig, Gillian H. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
The integration of technology in teaching is still challenging for most teachers, even though there has been a historical growth of Internet access and available educational technology tools in schools. Teachers have not incorporated technology into their teaching for various reasons, such as lack of knowledge of technology, time, and support. In…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Science Instruction, Technology Integration
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Waring, Scott M.; Bentley, Courtney C. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine a group of fifth graders experiences, beliefs, and opinions during the construction of digital historical agent profiles. This research study examined a project in which students were engaged in the learning of historical content and were asked to convey information about the life of someone from the past…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Class Activities, Worksheets, Case Studies
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Unal, Zafer; Bodur, Yasar; Unal, Aslihan – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
The researchers in this study undertook development of a webquest evaluation rubric and investigated its reliability. The rubric was created using the strengths of the currently available webquest rubrics with improvements based on the comments provided in the literature and feedback received from educators. After the rubric was created, 23…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Reliability, Instructional Material Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics
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McDonald, Susan – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
This paper focuses on how preservice primary teachers can be supported to embrace digital learning technologies (DLTs) in their teaching of mathematics. The nature of the instruction and the assessment in the final mathematics unit of the bachelor of education program were changed. Despite being tagged as "tech-savvy," preservice…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Information Retrieval, Constructivism (Learning), Mathematics Education
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Otrel-Cass, Kathrin; Khoo, Elaine; Cowie, Bronwen – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
In New Zealand and internationally claims are being made about the potential for information and communication technologies (ICTs) to transform teaching and learning. However, the theoretical underpinnings explaining the complex interplay between the content, pedagogy and technology a teacher needs to consider must be expanded. This article…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, Video Technology
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Solvie, Pamela; Sungur, Engin – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
This study, using mixed methods design research, examined the achievement of third level preservice teachers when advice in the form of text and resources was provided based on students' identified learning styles. In this study, Kolb's learning style inventory was used to identify students' preferred learning style preferences, and an online…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Cognitive Style, Learning Processes
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Smith, Dennie; McLaughlin, Tim; Brown, Irving – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
This study explored computer animation vignettes as a replacement for live-action video scenarios of classroom behavior situations previously used as an instructional resource in teacher education courses in classroom management strategies. The focus of the research was to determine if the embedded behavioral information perceived in a live-action…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Education Courses
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Dabner, Nicki; Davis, Niki; Zaka, Pinelopi – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
Online learning and teaching is rapidly increasing in many countries, including high schools in the USA and teacher education worldwide. Online and blended approaches to professional and organizational development are, therefore, becoming essential to enable effective and equitable education. Authentic project-based learning to support the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Projects, Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation
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Janicki, Eric; Chandler-Olcott, Kelly – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
Although K-12 teachers are frequently exhorted to maintain classroom websites, little is known about how they view or accomplish such work. To address this gap in the research literature, the study described here used qualitative methods, including computer-mediated interviews and document analysis, to explore secondary English teachers'…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Instructional Design, Computer Mediated Communication, Qualitative Research
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Roy, George J.; Vanover, Charles; Fueyo, Vivian; Vahey, Phillip – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
Middle school teachers' use of digital curricula incorporating dynamic technology has been found to support student learning of complex algebraic concepts. This article reports on pilot research involving collaboration among faculty from a public university's college of education, educational researchers from a nonprofit research organization, and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Simulation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Multimedia Instruction
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