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Beach, Richard; Boggs, George; Castek, Jill; Damico, James; Panos, Alexandra; Spellman, Renee; Wilson, Nance – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
This report presents research on preservice (PST) and in-service teachers acquiring digital practices for addressing climate change related to knowing how to employ digital practices for studying visual representations of climate change and engaging students in critiquing online information about climate change. Study 1 examined PSTs understanding…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teachers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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McGinnis, J. Randy; Hestness, Emily; Mills, Kelly; Ketelhut, Diane Jass; Cabrera, Lautaro; Jeong, Hannoori – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
The authors describe their study of a curricular module on computational thinking (CT) implemented within an elementary science methods course and reported insights on preservice science teachers' (PSTs') beliefs about CT integration. The research question was, "Following participation in a curricular module on CT, what is the nature of PSTs'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Computation, Thinking Skills
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Share, Jeff; Mamikonyan, Tatevik – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
This work addresses the potential for English teachers to prepare their students for the literacy requirements of the digital age. The authors reviewed the literature about media education and teacher preparation, focusing on the need for students to think critically about the information, technology, and media they interact with daily. Based on…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, English Teachers, Teacher Competencies
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Tofel-Grehl, Colby; Jex, Eliza; Searle, Kristin; Ball, Douglas; Zhao, Xin; Burnell, Georgia – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
This paper shares findings from the first of its kind quasi-experimental mixed methods study exploring the potential impacts on teacher instruction through engagement with making and e-textiles. Because engagement in hands-on inquiry has demonstrated strong promise for increasing student interest and engagement in STEM careers, finding curricular…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Science Instruction
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Sydnor, Jackie; Daley, Sharon; Davis, Tammi – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
This qualitative research study examined how teacher candidates' (TCs) participation in reflection cycles involving recording and viewing video of their teaching practice served to support their development as reflective practitioners. The reflection cycle included viewing and annotating one's own teaching, receiving peer and instructor dialogic…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Reflection, Preservice Teachers, Critical Viewing
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Suters, Leslie; Suters, Henry – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
National standards and frameworks for mathematics, computer science, and technology emphasize the importance of teaching all children computational thinking (CT) skills. These skills are important for preparing citizens that are literate in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and for participation in a society that is rapidly…
Descriptors: Programming, Computation, Thinking Skills, Middle School Mathematics
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Rodriguez, Noreen; Brown, Michael; Vickery, Amanda – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
Elementary pre- and in-service educators increasingly rely on online instructional resources to supplement their curriculum. As social studies instruction has received progressively less attention in elementary classrooms, prospective teachers have fewer opportunities to observe powerful and purposeful elementary social studies pedagogy. To…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Information Sources, Instructional Materials
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Parker, Michele; Ficklin, Kelly; Mishra, Margaret – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
This study investigated the influence of Engineering Is Elementary (EiE) professional development on teachers' self-efficacy of integrating engineering into the K-5 curriculum in a rural school district in southeastern North Carolina. In fall 2016, the researchers conducted an embedded mixed-method study. The focus of this paper is the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Rural Schools, Public Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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Huang, Rongjin; Kimmins, Dovie; Winters, Jeremy; Rushton, Gregory – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
To address obstacles of adopting lesson study at scale, this study investigated how a technology-assisted lesson study (TALS) approach could remove the obstacle of scheduling while retaining positive effects of traditional lesson study (LS). The TALS approach involves embedding lesson study within teachers' normal schedules, videotaping the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Technology Uses in Education, Scheduling
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Ficklin, Kelly; Parker, Michele; Shaw-Ferguson, Tammy – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
As part of an embedded mixed-method study, qualitative research was conducted to understand how Engineering Is Elementary (EiE) professional development influenced the self-efficacy of K-5 elementary teachers required to teach engineering in a rural school in Southeastern, North Carolina. In fall 2016, proportional stratified sampling was used to…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Engineering Education, Faculty Development, Self Efficacy
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Mason, Stacie L.; Rich, Peter J. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
This literature review synthesized current research on preservice and in-service programs that improve K-6 teachers' attitudes, self-efficacy, or knowledge to teach computing, coding, or computational thinking. A review of current computing training for elementary teachers revealed 21 studies: 12 involving preservice teachers and nine involving…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Computer Literacy
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Harron, Jason R.; Petrosino, Anthony J.; Jenevein, Sarah – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
Positioned in the context of experiential learning, this paper reports findings of a virtual reality field trip (VRFT) in conjunction with an in-person field trip involving preservice teachers in an elementary science methods course to a local natural history museum. Findings included that virtual reality (VR) is best used after a field trip to…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Museums, Field Trips, Preservice Teachers
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Shapiro, Emily J.; Sawyer, Amanda G.; Dick, Lara K.; Wismer, Tabitha – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
The question of how elementary teachers choose tasks has been widely discussed in the field of education. However, these studies have not adequately addressed the increasing use of online resources by elementary mathematics teachers. The authors of this study surveyed 601 elementary mathematics teachers in the United States to examine the trends…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Information Sources, Internet
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Yuan, Jiangmei; Kim, ChanMin; Hill, Rogers; Kim, Dongho – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
This qualitative study examined how preservice elementary teachers integrated robotics into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) lesson designs and why they designed their lessons in a particular way. Participants' lesson designs were collected, and semistructured interviews were conducted. The authors analyzed lesson designs…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Robotics, STEM Education
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Regan, Kelley; Evmenova, Anya S.; MacVittie, Nichole P.; Leggett, Alicia; Ives, Samantha; Schwartzer, Jessica; Mastropieri, Margo; Rybicki-Newman, Maria P. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
Integrating unfamiliar technology in the classroom often requires ample technological resources and professional development. However, these resources are often not available. This case study of qualitative data combined with pretest or posttest student data illustrates how one pair of coteachers autonomously planned for and implemented a digital…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Adoption (Ideas), Technology Uses in Education, Social Studies
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