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Krutka, Daniel G.; Carpenter, Jeffrey P. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
The microblogging service Twitter offers a platform that social studies educators increasingly use for professional development, communication, and class activities, but to what ends? The authors drew on Deweyan conceptions of participatory learning and citizenship aims of the field as lenses through which to consider social media activities. To…
Descriptors: Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing
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Jaipal-Jamani, Kamini; Figg, Candace – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
This paper presents a case study of a technology professional development initiative and illustrates how a workshop approach based on technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK) was adapted for professional learning at a school site. The case further documents how three middle school science teacher participants developed knowledge about…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Competencies
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Wall, Steven D.; Anderson, Janice – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
With the emergence of mobile technologies, students' access to computing devices is omnipresent, as is their ability to collaborate through multiple modalities. This 21st-century affordance has generated a shift in the way preservice teachers are prepared to use, understand. and interact with social media (e.g., blogs) during their academic years.…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Peer Relationship, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Publishing
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Carpenter, Jeffrey – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
Twitter has demonstrated potential to facilitate learning at the university level, and K-12 educators' use of the microblogging service Twitter to facilitate professional development appears to be on the rise. Research on microblogging as a part of teacher education is, however, limited. This paper investigates the use of Twitter by preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Student Teachers, Student Teaching
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Collier, Shartriya; Foley, Brian; Moguel, David; Barnard, Ian – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2013
The need for the effective development of digital literacies pervades every aspect of instruction in contemporary classrooms. As a result, teacher candidates must be equipped to draw upon a variety of literacies in order to tap into the complex social worlds of their future pupils. The Write for Your Life Project was designed to strengthen…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Media Literacy, Writing Skills, Social Networks
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Baecher, Laura; Schieble, Melissa; Rosalia, Christine; Rorimer, Sarah – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2013
This research investigated the use of blogs to promote collaboration between teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) teacher candidates and Adolescent English teacher candidates and to sensitize them to the writing demands placed on secondary English language learners (ELLs). Blogs offered an authentic experience for teacher…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Preservice Teacher Education, English Teachers
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Bos, Beth – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2011
Teacher preparation for the 21st century deserves a front-end approach to addressing the use of technology in the learning environment. To study the effect of instructing with technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK), teachers were asked to apply pedagogical, mathematical, and cognitive fidelity to technology used in an instructional…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Fidelity, Inservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Sanden, Sherry; Darragh, Janine – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2011
In today's Web 2.0 world, teachers are perpetually struggling with how to incorporate technology into the classroom effectively in order to meet the diverse literacy needs of 21st-century learners. Utilizing the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE, 2008) Position Statement addressing these needs, the theoretical framework of Lankshear…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Brass, Jory; Mecoli, Storey – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2011
This article examines the case of the Winston Society, a short-lived wikispace created by a high school English teacher to foster collaborative knowledge-making and social activism among educators. Through an examination of the wiki, questionnaires, and a focal group interview, this paper describes an examination of reasons the "Winston…
Descriptors: Barriers, Activism, English Teachers, Educational Principles
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Adcock, Lee; Bolick, Cheryl – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2011
Teacher educators are constantly revisiting and revising their teacher education programs. Historically, research, educational policy, and accreditation requirements have been the impetus for renewal in teacher education. For the past 20 years, technology innovation has played an increasingly significant role in rethinking teacher education. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Trends, Social Studies
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Heintz, Anne; Borsheim, Carlin; Caughlan, Samantha; Juzwik, Mary M. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2010
This article documents the curricular decisions made by a teacher educator research team whose guiding theoretical focus for intern practice is dialogic instruction. Over a 2-year sequence, teaching interns used video and Web 2.0 technologies to respond critically to and revise their teaching practices in collaboration with peers and instructors.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness
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DeGennaro, Donna – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2010
The integration of technology into preservice teacher education continues to be emphasized as important. The hope is that if future teachers obtain technology skills they will design meaningful technology-mediated learning experiences for their students. However, gaining technology skills alone does not ensure the ability to envision and employ…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Preservice Teachers, Educational Psychology
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McGrail, Ewa; McGrail, J. Patrick – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2010
Understanding the tenets of copyright in general, and in particular, in online communication and publishing with Web 2.0 tools, has become an important part of literacy in today's Information Age, as well as a cornerstone of free speech and responsible citizenship for the future. Young content creators must be educated about copyright law, their…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Copyrights, Communications, College Instruction