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Fraser, Virginia; Garofalo, Joe – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to describe how and why novice mathematics teachers incorporated technology-generated representations in their instruction. The participants in the study were graduates of a technology-rich mathematics teacher educator program. The teachers were interviewed at the beginning and end of the study concerning their…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Learner Engagement, Technology Uses in Education
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Doering, Aaron; Henrickson, Jeni – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2015
Self-directed, inquiry-based learning opportunities focused on transdisciplinary real-world problem solving have been shown to foster creativity in learners. What tools might we provide classroom teachers to scaffold them and their students through this creative process? This study examines an online informal learning environment and the role the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Inquiry, Independent Study, Informal Education
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Borup, Jered; West, Richard E.; Graham, Charles R.; Davies, Randall S. – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2014
This paper describes the Adolescent Community of Engagement (ACE) framework as a lens to guide research and design in adolescent online learning environments. Several online learning frameworks have emerged from higher education contexts, but these frameworks do not explicitly address the unique student and environmental characteristics of the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Learner Engagement
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Habowski, Thomas; Mouza, Chrystalla – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2014
This study investigates pre-service teachers' TPACK development in a secondary science teacher education program that combined a content-specific technology integration course with extensive field experience. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected. Quantitative data were collected through a pre-post administration of the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Science
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Goldenberg, Lauren B.; Culp, Katherine McMillan; Clements, Margaret; Pasquale, Marian; Anderson, Alice – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2014
One chronic challenge facing professional development providers is the need to convene and support groups of role-alike K-12 teachers who require similar kinds of discipline-and grade-level-specific training. Online courses have become an increasingly common way to meet this challenge. This article reports on a randomized control trial that tested…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Science Teachers, Biology, High Schools
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Homan, Elizabeth C. – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2014
Today's teachers are faced with a number of options when it comes to sharing knowledge about their professions. In the digital age, teachers use social media, online professional networks, email listservs, and blogging connections to share knowledge and resources. Here, I describe how one teacher engages with social media to develop networks that…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Computer Use, Secondary School Teachers
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Drysdale, Jeffery S.; Graham, Charles R.; Borup, Jered – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2014
Several online programs use on-site facilitators to create a stronger sense of community and reduce student dropout. However, very little research addresses how programs that are fully online can provide their students with comparable support. Using K-12 online research, this case study analyzed a "shepherding program" at Mountain…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Role, Mentors, Teacher Student Relationship
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Hall, Jeffrey; Chamblee, Gregory; Slough, Scott – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2013
Two high school mathematics teachers who use Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) in the classroom were interviewed annually over the course of three years regarding their perceptions of the technology. During the third year, the two teachers were asked to complete the Concerns-Based Adoption Model Stages of Concern Questionnaire. The data obtained from…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Interviews, Longitudinal Studies, Secondary School Teachers
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Wadmany, Rivka; Zeichner, Orit; Melamed, Orly – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2013
Although the Internet has many advantages, there is growing awareness of the dangers it poses to children and adolescents. Curricula for the safe use of the Net have recently been developed in a number of Western countries. 180 students in a teacher training college in Israel have developed and taught curricula on the intelligent use of the Web.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Towndrow, Phillip Alexander; Wan, Fareed – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2012
Many consider one-to-one laptop computing empowering and exciting but this type of educational equipping also raises questions about how teachers can develop and learn professionally to meet challenging and changing classroom conditions, "in situ." In this paper we draw illustrative findings from a study of high school English teachers…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, English Teachers, Adoption (Ideas), Faculty Development
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Duncan, Ravit Golan; El-Moslimany, Hebbah; McDonnell, Janice; Lichtenwalner, Sage – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2011
The development of inquiry and project-based materials is challenging in many ways, not the least of which is the design of supports for teachers implementing such materials. We report on the design of educative and just-in-time teacher supports for an online project-based unit in ocean science. The teacher supports were visible as tabs on the…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Oceanography, Active Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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Ward, Grace; Overall, Theresa – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2011
The Team-Taught Cohort Model for preparing pre-service teachers to use technology in their classrooms involves a "block" of courses in combination with a field experience in the second year of a four-year university program. Pre-service teachers are placed in cohort groups that participate in intensive coursework in curriculum,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Practicums, Mentors
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Yukhymenko, Mariya – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2011
The current meta-analysis study summarizes the effects of the GlobalEd Project, a web-based educational intervention of international negotiations embedded within social studies curricula, on middle and high school students' interest in social studies and negotiation self efficacy. Meta-analytic evidence supports statistically significant…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Student Interests
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Yanowitz, Karen L.; McKay, Tanja; Ross, C. Ann; Vanderpool, Staria S. – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2010
The goal of this article is to present a description of a professional development program designed to immerse middle and high school teachers in an inquiry-based learning environment using a forensic science context and the consequent impact participating in this program had on teachers' pedagogy. Teachers participated in a year-long program…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Popular Culture, Television, Crime
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Truxaw, Mary; Olson, Mark – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2010
This paper articulates features of Internet literacy practices that preservice mathematics and science teachers found compelling and important for their pupils' learning. As part of secondary mathematics and science methods courses, 24 mathematics and science preservice teachers (PSTs) conducted a scaffolded investigation into the literacy…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Comprehension, Methods Courses, Inquiry
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