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Hestness, Emily; Jass Ketelhut, Diane; McGinnis, J. Randy; Plane, Jandelyn – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2018
We investigated teacher learning within a professional development (PD) workshop series on computational thinking (CT) for elementary-level mentor teachers. The purpose of the PD was to prepare mentor teachers to support preservice teachers in integrating CT into their classroom practice, toward the broader goal of advancing CT for all in the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Workshops, Thinking Skills, Elementary School Teachers
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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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Skultety, Lisa; Gonzalez, Gloriana; Vargas, Gabriela – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2017
Lesson study is a professional development activity that increases teachers' attention to student thinking. However, coordinating teachers' live observations of a lesson can be challenging. Using the framework of "distributed cognition," we investigate whether technology supports teachers' examination of student thinking and aids the…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Technology Uses in Education, Transformative Learning, Faculty Development
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Cohen, Jonathan – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2017
Broadly speaking, the maker movement is characterized by people who engage in the construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction of physical artifacts, and who share both the process of making and their physical products with the broader community of makers. There is growing sentiment that elements of the maker movement have the capability of…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Teacher Education Programs, Shared Resources and Services, Elementary Secondary Education
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Luebeck, Jennifer; Roscoe, Matt; Cobbs, Georgia; Diemert, Kacey; Scott, Lisa – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2017
This paper reports findings from a study that followed K-12 mathematics teachers through the components of a blended professional development program, highlighting their engagement in a series of online modules that connect face-to-face gatherings across the school year. Data collected over four years illuminate the teachers' performance,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Blended Learning
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Kimmons, Royce; Hall, Cassidy – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2016
In authentic K-12 settings, technology integration is influenced by the decisions and perspectives of a variety of stakeholders, but current research and practice related to teacher technology integration tends to revolve only around pedagogical and technical skill factors influencing integration, thereby ignoring the institutional realities that…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Teacher Attitudes, Values
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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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Thomas, Kevin; O'Bannon, Blanche W. – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2015
This study compared the perceptions of 1,121 inservice teachers and 245 preservice teachers in Kentucky and Tennessee to determine the difference in their support for the use of mobile phones in the classroom, as well as their perceptions of the mobile phone features that are useful for school-related work and the instructional barriers to mobile…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Telecommunications
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Shah, Mamta; Foster, Aroutis – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2015
Research focusing on the development and assessment of teacher knowledge in game-based learning is in its infancy. A mixed-methods study was undertaken to educate pre-service teachers in game-based learning using the Game Network Analysis (GaNA) framework. Fourteen pre-service teachers completed a methods course, which prepared them in game…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Mixed Methods Research, Student Surveys
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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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Steinbrecher, Trisha; Hart, Juliet – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2012
Members of the Net Generation are increasingly using social networking sites to interact with individuals both on and off campus. In this study, we employed a quantitative approach with an exploration of descriptive data to examine "Facebook" site features pre-service educators use and how those features are utilized in personal and…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Preservice Teachers, Social Networks, Web Sites
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Archambault, Leanna – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2011
Little is known about the population of educators who teach online, especially with relationship to preparation from their teacher education programs. This article discusses the results of a national survey of K-12 online teachers from across the nation to ascertain how prepared they felt they were with regard to three key areas: technology,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Educational Needs, Web Based Instruction
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Hur, Jung Won; Cullen, Theresa; Brush, Thomas – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to introduce a technology integration model designed to assist pre-service teachers to learn meaningful uses of technology in K-12 classrooms. Based on studies in teacher education, learning theory, and technology integration, the authors define five essential characteristics necessary for pre-service teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Learning Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration
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Barnett, Michael; Houle, Meredith; Mark, Sheron; Strauss, Eric; Hoffman, Emily – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2010
During the past three years we have been designing and implementing a technology enhanced urban ecology program using geographic information systems (GIS) coupled with technology. Our initial work focused on professional development for in-service teachers and implementation in K-12 classrooms. However, upon reflection and analysis of the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Urban Environment
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Tyler-Wood, Tandra; Knezek, Gerald; Christensen, Rhonda – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2010
Two new instruments created to assess perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines and careers are analyzed and found to have respectable to excellent internal consistency reliability, as well as good content, construct, and criterion-related validity for the areas assessed. Cronbach's Alpha for the individual…
Descriptors: Careers, Semantics, Validity, Student Attitudes
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