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Akcaoglu, Mete; Kale, Ugur – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
Engagement in game design tasks can help preservice teachers develop pedagogical and technical skills for teaching and promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Through the design process, preservice teachers not only exercise critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, but also learn about an instructional method to support their…
Descriptors: Games, Educational Games, Computer Games, Preservice Teachers
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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 This research study examined a project in which students were engaged in the learning of historical content and were asked to convey information about the life of someone from the past…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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Thomas, Jeff – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2011
This study addresses preservice teachers' perceptions toward online experiences, specifically, their perceptions about utilizing an online science methods curriculum versus a traditional methods curriculum. Thirty-eight senior level preservice teachers at a midwestern U.S. university completed surveys about their experiences during their methods…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Curriculum Implementation
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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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Butler, Deirdre; Leahy, Margaret; McCormack, Ciaran – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2010
This paper describes the results of a pilot study conducted in Ireland to examine the effectiveness of an online book review project. The project focused on the production of book reviews by primary school children in the form of digital video. The videos created were uploaded to a password protected website, which was available to the schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Reading Improvement
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Stoddard, Jeremy – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2009
In the current state of social studies education, field trips are being cut from many schools' curriculum. While not a true substitution, today's technologies provide some opportunities through virtual field trips (VFTs) to simulate these experiences, engage students in knowledge production and disciplined inquiry, and have interactions with the…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Historic Sites, Distance Education, Social Studies
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Carroll, David; Carney, Joanne – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
The Personal Perspectives multimedia project described in this article engages teacher candidates in examining and representing their cultural identity by means of Apple's iMovie software. This digital storytelling project was developed by the authors, who are instructors in elementary education and instructional technology at a state university…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness