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Chang, Yu-Hui; Peterson, Lana – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2018
Computational thinking (CT) is a process and skill set that is being expected of our students after their K-12 education. The issue is that most teachers do not know how to build CT expertise within their students. To address this challenge, we discuss two separate course designs within an initial teacher licensure course on educational…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Technology
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Gomez, Miguel; Journell, Wayne – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2017
In this study, we explore how preservice teachers utilized Twitter during one middle grades social studies methods course. Specifically, we analyzed how various Twitter assignments--following specific accounts, weekly communication with class members, and participation in #sschats--contributed to either "restricted" or…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Media, Methods Courses, Professionalism
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Lafferty, Karen Elizabeth; Kopcha, Theodore J. – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2016
This study examined how online discussion of the classroom challenges that preservice teachers face during the field experience can lead to problem solving and knowledge generation. Drawing upon Horn and Little's (2010) descriptions of generative discourse, the study examined how a community of preservice teachers, their university supervisors,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Computer Mediated Communication, Problem Solving, Educational Principles
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Commander, Nanette Evans; Ku, Kelly Y. L.; Ashong, Carol; Gallagher, Peggy; Deng, Lisa; Li, Sandy – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2016
International activities in higher education are increasing as faculty prepare students to interact with others from different cultural backgrounds. Although exposure to different cultures is often accomplished through study abroad, there is a need to offer alternative and/or additional experiences that develop increased cultural awareness. This…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Attitudes, Global Approach
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Kalir, Jeremiah – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2016
This study reports upon design-based research that enacted mobile mathematics learning for preservice teachers across classroom, community, and online settings. The integration of mobile learning within mathematics teacher education is understudied, and it is necessary to better understand mobile technology affordances when locating disciplinary…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Mathematical Concepts
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Richman, Laila – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact interactive, online case studies have on learning for preservice teachers. More specifically, it evaluated whether the use of online case studies in instruction could enhance the level of knowledge the preservice teacher gained from the content material. This study utilized a nonequivalent group,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, College Students, Electronic Learning, Case Studies
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Smith, Shaunna – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2015
This article presents findings from a case study that explored creative persistence through a reconceptualization of what it means to "fail" within an educational setting. Participants included in-service teachers enrolled in a semester-long graduate level educational technology course who reflected that they were able to view their…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Academic Persistence, Creativity, Learning Processes
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Rosenfeld Halverson, Erica; Lowenhaupt, Rebecca; Kalaitzidis, T. J. – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2015
This article examines how arts-based informal learning spaces engage young people at the intersection of creativity and technology. We conducted case studies of four youth media arts organizations to understand how teaching is defined and realized in these contexts. We find that teaching is a distributed act that sits at the intersection of…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Creative Development, Art Education, Creativity
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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
Vereb, Anita; Carlisle, Joanne F.; Mihocko-Bowling, Emily – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2015
This study explores teachers' response to a professional development program called Case Studies of Reading Lessons (CSRL) that uses case studies of reading instruction to provide opportunities for elementary teachers to learn to analyze features that affect the quality of reading lessons. One important question is whether analyzing others'…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Reading Instruction
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Staus, Nancy; Gillow-Wiles, Henry; Niess, Margaret – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2014
A new primarily distance education Master's degree program was focused on the development of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) for integrating appropriate digital technologies in mathematics and science classes. In this mixed-method multiple case study, we documented in-service K-8 teachers' perceptions of their TPACK…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Masters Programs, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technology Integration
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Alexander, Curby; Kjellstrom, William – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2014
This qualitative study examined the influence of technology-based internships on teachers' instructional decision-making during their first year in the classroom. Field experiences offer preservice teachers opportunities to observe and practice teaching, yet they rarely target technology. Using a case study design, this study explored the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Internship Programs, Decision Making, Beginning Teachers
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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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Gikandi, Joyce – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2013
This study sought to establish whether and how writing their own reflections in open online reflective journals (ORJs) can encourage and support online learners to engage in self formative assessment and meaningful reflections. The study employed case-study methodology within the context of postgraduate teacher education. The study findings show…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation
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