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Marquez, Brion; Vincent, Claudia; Marquez, Jessie; Pennefather, Jordan; Smolkowski, Keith; Sprague, Jeffrey – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2016
Classroom management remains a challenge for many teachers. The approach and delivery of professional development (PD) in classroom management may determine how well teachers are able to apply evidence-based approaches in their classrooms. We use existing literature to identify the key features that make in-service PD effective and present them as…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Educational Opportunities, Barriers
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DeSchryver, Michael D.; Yadav, Aman – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2015
For too long, creativity in schools has been almost solely associated with art, music, and writing classes. Now, creative thinking skills are increasingly emphasized across the disciplines. At the same time, technological progress has brought about calls for the integration of new literacies and computational thinking to prepare students as…
Descriptors: Creativity, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Stansberry, Susan; Thompson, Penny; Kymes, Angel – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2015
An online course was created for the purposes of engaging in-service teachers in pedagogies and technologies associated with creativity, innovation, and invention; using a variety of technologies in a safe, open, and playful atmosphere to help practicing teachers develop their own creativity; and providing tools for the development of creativity…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Masters Programs, Creativity, Teaching Methods
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Niess, Margaret; Gillow-Wiles, Henry – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2014
This study examined the influence of a researcher-conjectured learning trajectory instructional approach toward the enhancement of teachers' technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). The study provides a rich description of how a learning trajectory, situated within a "social metacognitive-constructivist" instructional…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teaching Methods, Guidelines, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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O'Hara, Susan; Pritchard, Robert; Huang, Cammy; Pella, Shannon – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2013
As multimedia and technological savvy continue to expand existing notions of contemporary literacy, the need to prepare teachers to use a variety of classroom technologies has never been greater (Author1 & Author2, 2008a; Author1 & Author2, 2009). In order for teachers to be prepared to use such technologies, the structure of teacher…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Inservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Hathaway, Dawn; Norton, Priscilla – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2012
In these times of high-stakes testing, pressure to meet annual yearly progress goals, and standards-driven classroom curriculums, today's teachers face many obstacles that interfere with their ability to teach with and about television and video. If graduate study for teacher educators was designed in ways that reflect the realities of their…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Technology Integration
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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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Bowers, Janet; Bezuk, Nadine; Aguilar, Karen; Klass, Steve – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2011
This report describes reflections from two cycles of developmental research that involved creating and refining a series of computer-based applets for reasoning about the relative magnitude of fractional quantities. The applet sequence stemmed from a cognitively demanding task used in face-to-face teacher education settings that involved placing…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Mathematics Instruction, Research and Development, Number Concepts
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Wood, Eileen; Anderson, Alissa; Piquette-Tomei, Noella; Savage, Robert; Mueller, Julie – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2011
Support requests were documented for 10 teachers (4 kindergarten, 4 grade one, and 2 grade one/two teachers) who received just-in-time instructional support over a 2 1/2 month period while implementing a novel reading software program as part of their literacy instruction. In-class observations were made of each instructional session. Analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Reading Programs, Computer Software
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Brown, Rachel; Munger, Kristen – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2010
Online discussion groups have become a resource for teachers seeking ongoing professional development. Despite their popularity, there has been little systematic investigation into the nature and quality of the dialogue that occurs within an unstructured virtual community to which participants voluntarily subscribe. In this study, we explored how…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion Groups, Educational Technology, Inservice Teacher Education
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Harris, Judith; Hofer, Mark; Blanchard, Margaret; Grandgenett, Neal; Schmidt, Denise; van Olphen, Marcela; Young, Carl – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2010
Technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK or TPACK)--the highly practical professional educational knowledge that enables and supports technology integration--is comprised of teachers' concurrent and interdependent knowledge of curriculum content, general pedagogy, and technological understanding. Teachers' planning--which expresses…
Descriptors: Instructional Development, Technology Integration, Classification, Educational Technology
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Parker, Caroline E.; Stylinski, Cathlyn; Darrah, Marjorie; McAuliffe, Carla; Gupta, Preeti – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2010
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program provides a unique opportunity to assess a broad spectrum of professional development projects that share key characteristics but were designed to meet distinct local school and community contexts. To better understand how innovative…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Active Learning, Program Effectiveness, Educational Technology
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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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Schneider, Rebecca M. – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2009
To be effective, teacher education programs need to engage teachers in learning as professionals. This includes learning experiences grounded in classroom practice and guidance to develop as professionals so teachers can take on roles of leaders and mentors in their classrooms and in partnerships with universities. New web-based communication…
Descriptors: Mentors, Education Courses, Instructional Effectiveness, Course Evaluation
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