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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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Purmensky, Kerry; Xiong, Ying; Nutta, Joyce; Mihai, Florin; Mendez, Leslie – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
Digital badges are a promising innovative tool to support teacher candidates' instructional skill development. Although digital badges are increasingly utilized in online teaching and learning, their effectiveness is still under investigation. This exploratory study reports on 151 elementary level teacher candidates' participation and success rate…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English Teachers, Teaching Skills, Credentials
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Krutka, Daniel G.; Damico, Nicole – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
Teacher educators have increasingly integrated social media into their education courses with aims including improving instruction and preparing students for a connected world. In this study, the authors sought to better understand the possibilities and challenges of scaffolding 60 pre- and in-service teachers across two universities into…
Descriptors: Social Media, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Instructional Effectiveness, Communities of Practice
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Kimmons, Royce; Graham, Charles R.; West, Richard E. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
Technology integration models are theoretical constructs that guide researchers, educators, and other stakeholders in conceptualizing the messy, complex, and unstructured phenomenon of technology integration. Building on critiques and theoretical work in this area, the authors report on their analysis of the needs, benefits, and limitations of…
Descriptors: Models, Technology Integration, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Benefits
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Buckley-Marudas, Mary Frances; Martin, Marranda – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
This manuscript describes an inquiry into preservice teachers' (PSTs) experiences composing a digital story around the concept of adolescent literacy as part of an English language arts methods course built on critical literacy and critical inquiry traditions. Part of the assignment was to examine adolescent literacy "in these times,"…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Critical Literacy
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Allred, Johnny; Hochstetler, Sarah; Goering, Christian – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
This paper foregrounds sociocultural learning theory and dialogic pedagogy to describe how instructors at two universities, one in the Midwest and one in the mid-South, used a web-based social annotation tool to spark conversations among English language arts methods students who crossed geographic boundaries and invited all students to share…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Computer Mediated Communication, Language Arts, Electronic Learning
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Bond, Melissa; Bedenlier, Svenja; Buntins, Katja; Kerres, Michael; Zawacki-Richter, Olaf – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
Developing, sustaining, and improving student engagement is of vital importance to higher education instructors. Educational technology has been linked to student engagement, and preservice and in-service teachers need to develop information communication and technology (ICT) skills and knowledge to apply them in the classroom as well as to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Educational Research
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Casey, Stephanie; Hudson, Rick; Harrison, Taylor; Barker, Heather; Draper, Jordan – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
This study examined the characteristics of technology-enhanced statistical tasks written by 75 preservice mathematics teachers who used the ESTEEM project's curriculum materials. In particular, it investigated the extent to which the tasks incorporated three key aspects related to best practices for teaching statistics: (a) analysis of large,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Technology Integration, Statistics, Mathematics 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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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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Beach, Pamela – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
This study examined the types of online resources preservice teachers used when planning for their literacy instruction and whether the identified resources are research based. An online survey was distributed to preservice teachers enrolled in a literacy education course. Results reveal that participants (N = 77) use a mix of research-based…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Lesson Plans, Instructional Material Evaluation, Preservice Teachers
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Jones, Karis – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
This study used the commognitive framework (Sfard, 2009) to study the learning of preservice teachers in a collaborative digital environment, examining a case of commognitive conflict around using informal and multimodal representations to discuss poetry as opposed to formal academic English. The analysis shows the complexity of power…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Learning Processes, Poetry, Language Usage
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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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Cuenca, Alexander; Zaker, Jessica – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
The importance of the early field experience in the curriculum of teacher education is often underappreciated. Ostensibly, the early field experience provides teacher candidates with the first opportunity to look closely at teaching and learning from the perspective of a classroom educator. Yet, little is know about what kinds of early field…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teacher Education Programs, Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teacher Education
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