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Computational Thinking and Media & Information Literacy: An Integrated Approach to Teaching Twenty-First Century Skills
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 60, No. 5 (2016) pp. 510–516
Developing students' 21st century skills, including creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving, has been a prevailing concern in our globalized and hyper-connected society. One of the key components for students to accomplish this is to take ...
Effects of Multimedia Story Reading and Questioning on Preschoolers' Vocabulary Learning, Story Comprehension and Reading Engagement
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 65, No. 6 (2017) pp. 1523–1545
The use of multimedia story applications on touch-interactive mobile devices has become prevalent in early education settings. However, despite the promise of multimedia story applications for early learning outcomes, there has been a dearth of...
The Role of Epistemological Beliefs in Preservice Teachers’ Interpretation of Video Cases of Early-Grade Literacy Instruction
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 3 (July 2007) pp. 335–361
This study investigated how preservice teachers' beliefs about the nature of knowledge influence how they learn from, and interact with, a case-based hypermedia system designed to highlight exemplary elementary literacy instruction. Specifically, we ...
Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits Vol. 5, No. 1 (2008) pp. 19–28
This study explored the performance of 75 seventh-grade students with and without disabilities, educated in inclusive mathematics classes, on open-ended, problem-solving mathematics assessments. In the study, approximately half of the students used...
Creative and Computational Thinking in the Context of New Literacies: Working with Teachers to Scaffold Complex Technology-Mediated Approaches to Teaching and Learning
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 23, No. 3 (July 2015) pp. 411–431
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...
Editorial - Developing Computationally Literate Teachers: Current Perspectives and Future Directions for Teacher Preparation in Computing Education
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 26, No. 3 (July 2018) pp. 333–352
Since Wing (2006) advanced computational thinking (CT) as a way of introducing computer science (CS) ideas to all students, CS and CT education have experienced a resurgence across K-12 settings. This renewed interest is amplified by a number of...
Computational Thinking for All: Pedagogical Approaches to Embedding 21st Century Problem Solving in K-12 Classrooms
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 60, No. 6 (2016) pp. 565–568
The recent focus on computational thinking as a key 21st century skill for all students has led to a number of curriculum initiatives to embed it in K-12 classrooms. In this paper, we discuss the key computational thinking constructs, including...
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 25, No. 2 (August 2013) pp. 49–67
Virtual worlds present tremendous advantages to cyberlearning. For example, in virtual worlds users can socialize with others, build objects and share them, customize parts of the world and hold lectures, do experiments, or share data. However,...
Education and Information Technologies Vol. 20, No. 4 (2015) pp. 715–728
Computational Thinking is considered a universal competence, which should be added to every child's analytical ability as a vital ingredient of their school learning. In this article we further elaborate on what Computational Thinking is and present ...
Who Needs What: Recommendations for Designing Effective Online Professional Development for Computer Science Teachers
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 50, No. 2 (2018) pp. 164–181
The new Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science (CS) Principles course increases the need for quality CS teachers and thus the need for professional development (PD). This article presents the results of a 2-year study investigating how teachers...
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2005) pp. 249–272
Research suggests that that the educational value of a media format depends upon the ways in which its representational affordances interact with complex features of the learning environment, including learner characteristics, content domains,...
ACM Transactions on Computing Education Vol. 14, No. 1 (March 2014)
Computational thinking (CT) is broadly defined as the mental activity for abstracting problems and formulating solutions that can be automated. In an increasingly information-based society, CT is becoming an essential skill for everyone. To ensure...