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Kervin, Kristy – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2007
In 2006, as a beginning teacher in a Western Sydney school, the author explored slow motion animation ("slowmation") as a strategy for teaching Year 4 students about equivalent fractions. She taught at this school five days a week, teaching Kindergarten, Year 4, and Year 5. Slowmation can be defined as a simplified version of claymation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animation, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts
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Kajder, Sara B. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2007
Multiple states set coursework in content area literacy as a requirement for secondary teacher licensure. This paper discusses the author's Content Area Reading and Writing course at the University of Louisville, designed for secondary preservice teachers who are in a range of disciplines: secondary English, science, mathematics, foreign language,…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Preservice Teachers
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Myers, Jamie – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
The integration of digital tools and multimodal representations in the English classroom has the greatest potential when we define literacy as multiple socially constructed practices. If digital literacies are defined as autonomous tools and isolated symbolic systems, reduced to a set of skills and forms for students to reproduce, then school…
Descriptors: Literacy, Media Literacy, Educational Practices, Reader Response
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Valanides, Nicos; Angeli, Charoula – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which preservice elementary teachers were able to construct viable scientific models with a computer-modeling tool, namely Model-It, and design a science lesson with models. The results of the study showed that (a) Model-It, through its scaffolds (i.e., Plan, Build, and Test modes), enabled…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Bryan, Joel – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
Although technological innovations have the capability to significantly change how scientific investigations are done and greatly enhance the teaching and learning of science, its use is no more effective than any other resource or innovation when researched-based effective teaching practices are not followed. This paper reviews established…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Physics, Science Instruction, Educational Technology
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McPherson, Ronald F.; Tyson, Velma – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
In this article the reader will be able to download four spreadsheet tools that interactively relate symbolic and graphical representations of four different functions and learn how to create tools for other functions. These tools uniquely display the symbolic functional representation exactly as found in textbooks. Five complete lesson activities…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Algebra, Spreadsheets
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Li, Qing – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
This article shares an approach to teaching mathematics teacher education courses incorporating asynchronous online discussions. Specifically, this research is guided by the following research questions: (a) How would online discussions contribute or hinder teachers' learning in mathematics methods courses? and (b) What pedagogical strategies need…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Asynchronous Communication
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Edwards, Michael Todd – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
In this paper are discussed recent efforts to provide preservice mathematics teachers with opportunities to connect elementary teaching methods and content with the content and methods of secondary school mathematics. Through an in-depth exploration of the game, Shut the Box, preservice elementary and secondary mathematics teachers thoughtfully…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Bull, Glen; Garofalo, Joe – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
In 2002, representatives from the teacher educator associations representing the core content areas (science, mathematics, language arts, and social studies) and educational technology met at the National Technology Leadership Retreat (NTLR) to discuss potential implications of ubiquitous computing for K-12 schools. This paper re-examines some of…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Teacher Educators, Teacher Associations, Educational Practices
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Hall, Leslie; Hudson, Roxanne – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
The purpose of this article is to describe the attempts of faculty members in one teacher education program to foster integration of content and skills across courses, prepare teachers for the diverse classrooms they will encounter, and connect course content to real life experiences. This paper describes the design of a cross-curricular video…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Teacher Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Friedman, Adam – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
The past decade has witnessed a proliferation of state standards and their associated tests in public schools in order to hold schools, teachers, and students accountable for learning outcomes and achievement. In this qualitative study of eight world history and world geography teachers, the degree to which the Virginia Standards of Learning…
Descriptors: State Standards, Primary Sources, Recall (Psychology), Accountability
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Liang, Guoli; Walls, Richard T.; Hicks, Virginia L.; Clayton, L. Brenda; Yang, Lei – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
This study was conducted to determine how preservice physical educators feel about their level of competence to integrate technology effectively in their professional careers. Billions of dollars have been invested in curriculum and instruction reform and preparing tomorrow's technology-proficient educators. Few grants or projects, however, have…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Physical Education
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Annetta, Leonard; Dickerson, Daniel – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
This study investigated the effectiveness of using point-to-point videoconferencing for a 3-day professional development workshop of elementary school science teachers as part of the Science Co-op Project in rural Missouri. The intentions of this exploratory case study were to provide an overview of the program and to assess the degree to which…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Videoconferencing, Faculty Development
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Crowe, Alicia; van 't Hooft, Mark – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
Using technology to enhance student learning in social studies has become an important area for discussion and study within the field of social studies education. Handheld devices are one of the recently emerging technologies. This article describes an initial study of the TI-83 handheld device in the education of preservice social studies…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Hofer, Mark; Swan, Kathleen Owings – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
Educators are simultaneously bombarded with both calls to integrate technology in meaningful ways into their teaching and to promote more student-centered activities which combine both content learning and higher-order thinking. This is no small task given the range of student abilities and interests, the increasing emphasis on state standards and…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Learner Controlled Instruction, Grade 5
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