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Social Studies and the Young Learner Vol. 12, No. 1 (1999) pp. 25–28
Discusses a three-step process for teaching sixth grade students to connect current events to a perennial issue using the Internet. Proposes selecting and collecting information on a current event; producing an editorial and political cartoon on the ...
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 16, No. 5 pp. 661–677
The purpose of this paper is to examine teachers’ thinking about classroom discussion. Teachers have multiple conceptions of classroom discussion, but these conceptions often intersect with two purposes for using classroom discussion: (1) discussion ...
Comparing Face-to-Face Discussion and Electronic Discussion: A Case Study from High School Social Studies
Theory and Research in Social Education Vol. 31, No. 3 (2003) pp. 347–365
The purpose of this paper is to explore face-to-face discussions and electronic threaded discussions. Forty high school students engaged in both face-to-face and threaded discussions during a world history course. Their comments and interactions...
Social Education Vol. 69, No. 3 (Apr 01, 2005)
Over the past four years, the author has attempted to compare students' participation patterns during electronic threaded discussions and face-to-face classroom discussions. Most recently, he considered the interactions of 40 students in two world...
Theory and Research in Social Education Vol. 28, No. 4 (2000) pp. 566–79
Presents a study of the benefits and obstacles as perceived by preservice teachers when considering the use of computer technology within social studies. Provides a literature review on teachers' attitudes toward computer technology, barriers to...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 2, No. 1 (2002) pp. 45–62
Classroom discussion is an important teaching strategy because of its relation to the development of participatory citizenship, critical thinking, and classroom community (Engel & Ochoa, 1988; Parker, 1996; Weikel, 1994). Discussion is particularly...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 1550–1554
In this paper we will discuss the Social Studies component of the Impact Grant, a multiyear grant to develop content-specific applications of technology in teacher education. We believe that effective integration of technology into the social...