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Krutka, Daniel; Nowell, Shanedra; Whitlock, Annie McMahon – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2017
While social media use has become nearly ubiquitous, there have been few efforts to study how teacher educators prepare their students to responsibly use and teach about social media. This study analyzes 71 students' survey data, reflections, and class activities from education courses across three universities to better understand the successes…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Crompton, Helen; Rippard, Kelly; Sommerfeldt, Jody – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2016
This rise in the use of social networks presents new ethical, legal, and professional challenges for educators. Pre-service teachers need professional development to be cognizant of the content they are posting to personal social networks. The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to develop professional development guidelines to help…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Networks, Professional Development, Mixed Methods Research
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Park, Gina; Johnson, Heather; Vath, Richard; Kubitskey, Beth; Fishman, Barry – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2013
Online teacher professional development has become an alternative to face-to-face professional development. Such a shift from face-to-face to online professional development, however, brings new challenges for professional development facilitators, whose roles are crucial in orchestrating teacher learning. This paper is motivated by the need to…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Change, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Skoretz, Yvonne; Childress, Ronald – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2013
The purpose of this program evaluation was to determine the impact of a school-based, job-embedded professional development program on elementary and middle school teacher efficacy for technology integration. Participant bi-weekly journal postings were analyzed using Grappling's "Technology and Learning Spectrum" (Porter, 2001) to…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Professional Development, Self Efficacy, Program Evaluation
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Silverman, Jason – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2012
We report on our efforts to support teachers' development of mathematical knowledge for teaching through online professional development focusing on authentic engagement in collaborative mathematical problem solving. In particular, this paper seeks to explore and understand the relationship between teachers' participation in professional…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Network Analysis, Mathematics Teachers, Social Networks
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Rice, Kerry; Dawley, Lisa – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2009
The authors share findings, insights, and implications from "Going Virtual! The Status of Professional Development for K12 Online Teachers," a 2007 report supported by the North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL, now known as iNACOL). The authors conducted a national survey of 259 K-12 online teachers, administrators, and professional…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Professional Development
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Barbour, Michael; Kinsella, Jim; Wicks, Matthew; Toker, Sacip – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2009
The process of teacher identification, selection, initial training, and on-going professional development that has developed at the Illinois Virtual High School (IVHS) over the past seven years is described and discussed in this article. Validation was based upon existing practices and research. To provide background the creation and initial…
Descriptors: Barriers, Staff Meetings, Educational Change, High Schools
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Ferdig, Richard E.; Cavanaugh, Cathy; DiPietro, Meredith; Black, Erik W.; Dawson, Kara – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2009
The number of students taking online courses in K-12 has increased exponentially since the inception of virtual schools in 1996. However, K-12 virtual schooling is a relatively new concept for those involved in teacher education. As teacher education departments build pre-service preparation programs, in-service professional development…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Standards, Best Practices, Educational Research
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Shepherd, Craig; Hannafin, Michael – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2009
Six preservice social studies teachers examined techniques believed to promote active student engagement during a 12-week field experience through electronic portfolio development supported by evidential reasoning methods and reflective question prompts. These methods helped preservice teachers to broaden their definitions and observations of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Studies, Student Teaching, Teaching Methods
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MacDonald, Ronald – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2009
A mixed-method study was carried out to investigate how teacher attitude and professional development influence learner-centered Information Communication Technology (ICT) integration. A questionnaire, interviews and observations were used to gather data in a school district in Nova Scotia, Canada. Teacher data were categorized by grade level,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Colestock, Adam; Sherin, Miriam Gamoran – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2009
Recent years have seen an increase in the use of video for teacher education and professional development accompanied by widespread recognition that to be beneficial, video must be used in activities that induce particular modes of inquiry. However, little is known about how teachers typically watch video. The present study investigates the use of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Technology, Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development
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Sullivan, Florence R.; Moriarty, Mary A. – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2009
Much educational software is designed from a specific pedagogical stance. How teachers conceive of the pedagogical stance underlying the design will affect how they utilize the technology; these conceptions may vary from teacher to teacher and from teacher to designer. There may be a conflict between the designer's pedagogical beliefs inscribed in…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Educational Technology, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Levin, Tamar; Wadmany, Rivka – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2008
This article reports on an exploratory, longitudinal study, which examined six teachers' views on the factors that affect technology use in classrooms. The research examined teachers of grades 4, 5, and 6--for three years, studying the teachers both as a group and as individual case studies. Three case studies were selected for analysis, with the…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Intermediate Grades
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Frey, Timothy – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2008
This study investigated the impact of a project-based graduate practicum experience that was facilitated online. The study investigated the effects of the online practicum experience by: (a) using quantitative data to assess the learning and professional growth of the practicum participants in comparison to a group of teachers that did not…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Practicums, Program Effectiveness, Teaching Skills
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Gentry, Lauren B.; Denton, Carolyn A.; Kurz, Terri – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2008
Instructional coaching or mentoring, as a form of professional development for teachers, has gained importance as educational policy has called for the implementation of research-validated instructional practices by highly qualified teachers. Technology-mediated mentoring has strong potential for overcoming barriers of accessibility and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Computer Mediated Communication, Statistical Analysis, Professional Development
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