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Goodell, Joanne; Yusko, Brian – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
This paper is an analysis of the issues encountered in the process of building a community of practice amongst students through engaging in online dialogue using WebCT. The analysis is guided by an educational change framework, proposed by Goodell, Parker, and Kahle (2005), which includes Technical, Political, Cultural, Moral, and Personal…
Descriptors: Barriers, Student Participation, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Strickland, Janet – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
The purpose of this study was to compare the use of WebQuests with traditional instruction. Specifically, the study examined the end-of-unit exam scores for students who completed a WebQuest on the Texas Revolution and those students completing a poster activity. Both of the instructional activities were implemented as additional enhancement to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Conventional Instruction, Web Based Instruction
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Veal, William; Bray, Marty; Flowers, Claudia – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 was a landmark legislative initiative that outlined the protection of individuals with disabilities. The 1997 amendment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (U.S. Congress, 1999) stipulates that students with disabilities are to be educated in the general education curriculum.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Bodzin, Alec M. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
This paper describes how the Web-based Inquiry for Learning Science (WBI) instrument was used with preservice elementary and secondary science teachers in science methods courses to enhance their understanding of Web-based scientific inquiry. The WBI instrument is designed to help teachers identify Web-based inquiry activities for learning science…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Web Based Instruction, Inquiry
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Swenson, Janet; Rozema, Robert; Young, Carl A.; McGrail, Ewa; Whitin, Phyllis – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
The May 2005 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference on English Education (CEE) Leadership and Policy Summit brought together over 75 past, present, and future leaders of CEE from across the United States to Georgia State University to rethink issues related to the preparation and continuing professional development of English…
Descriptors: Beliefs, English Teacher Education, Position Papers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Powers, Robert; Blubaugh, William – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
The preparation of preservice teachers to use technology is one of the most critical issues facing teacher education programs. In response to the growing need for technological literacy, the University of Northern Colorado created a second methods course, Tools and Technology of Secondary Mathematics. The goals of the course include (a) providing…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Mathematics Instruction
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Lemon, Cheryl – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
This article describes how Cheryl Lemon, a biology teacher at Gateway Regional High School, integrated technology into appropriate curricular contexts during her field experiences as a preservice teacher. She used Web-based simulations, a projection screen, an interactive white board, and Flash-based interactivity in conjunction with direct…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Technology Integration, Appropriate Technology, Preservice Teacher Education
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McShay, James – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
This paper describes the goals of critical multicultural education in the USA and identifies current challenges working to impede its infusion within technology teacher education programs. It offers both technology and multicultural teacher educators a model for infusion of both critical multicultural perspectives and technology into their…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Multicultural Education, Technology Education, Teacher Education Programs
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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
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Marri, Anand R. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
This case study analyzes the pedagogy of one US history teacher as he prepared students for active and effective citizenship through multicultural democratic education in an underresourced alternative public high school. In particular, the paper examines his practice and focuses on his incorporation of educational technology (the Internet,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Multicultural Education, Democracy, History Instruction
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Sorensen, Elsebeth Korsgaard – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
This paper addresses the core goals for educators to stimulate participation across diversity (including life trajectories and culture) and motivate learners to engage in negotiation of meaning and knowledge building dialogue in the processes of networked learning. The paper reports on a Danish masters online course on networked learning for…
Descriptors: Networks, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Cooperation
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Thomas, Julie; Cooper, Sandi – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2004
We are teacher educators (in elementary science and mathematics) who are enthusiastic about technology as a teaching tool--though it is as new to us as it is to our university colleagues. We recently led a United States Department of Education Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) grant project entitled TechLinks. In an effort to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Competencies, Mathematics Instruction
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Kmitta, Daniel; Davis, John – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2004
This paper examines three questions regarding the use of computer technologies and education. The first question addresses the effects of computer technologies on student achievement, the second regards the effects of computer technologies on school climate, and the final question examines the cost efficacy of computer technologies in our nation's…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Academic Achievement, Educational Environment
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Myers, Jamie; Beach, Richard – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2004
This article describes how students have made use of technology tools in several critical literacy activities that help to achieve the paramount goals of language and literacy education to enable students to develop critical consciousness and community agency through literacy. The technologies helped students define intertextual connections, pose…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software, Hypermedia
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Hughes, Joan – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2004
This essay presents a vision for technology integration in teacher education that develops teachers into "technology integrationists," or teachers who thoughtfully choose to integrate technology when it supports students' subject matter learning. Four principles guide the design of technology learning experiences for preservice and…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Technology Integration, Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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