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North Carolina State University
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 2 (June 2017) pp. 163–167
This is a perspective of the social studies educational research community in response to the interview of Joseph South. Despite the relative availability of digital primary sources, social studies teacher educators are still concerned about the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 2112–2117
This brief paper explores intersections between technology integration in teacher education and recent trends in the field of Information Technology (IT). According to Bransford et al, (2001), "The challenge for education is to design technologies...
Authentic Intellectual Work on School Desegregation: The Digital History of Massive Resistance in Norfolk, Virginia
Social Education Vol. 73, No. 3 (April 2009) pp. 131–135
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the integration of Norfolk Public Schools. On February 2, 1959, the "Norfolk 17" integrated the formerly all-white public middle and high schools in Norfolk, Virginia. Less known than their counterparts in ...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 2 (June 2009) pp. 160–185
Technological pedagogical content knowledge (now known as technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge, or TPACK) has become a widely referenced conceptual framework within teacher education. It provides a common language to discuss the integration...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 1 (March 2014) pp. 1–9
The year 2012 marked the 15th anniversary of Peter Martorella's (1997) short but influential article, "Technology and the Social Studies—or: Which Way to the Sleeping Giant?" In 2014, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Social Studies Teacher...
Creative Synthesis and TPACK: Supporting Teachers Through a Technology and Inquiry-Rich Graduate Degree Program
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 13, No. 4 (December 2013) pp. 386–418
This study offers a new way to assess TPACK within the context of a graduate program revitalized to focus on new literacies. Whereas previous studies have focused on teacher lesson planning or modeling best practices, our research examines TPACK by...
"You Have to Know the Past to (Blog) the Present": Using an Educational Blog to Engage Students in U.S. History
Computers in the Schools Vol. 29, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 118–134
In this study the authors investigate whether a whole-class educational blog could facilitate culturally relevant instruction and authentic intellectual work in U.S. history. Qualitative data were collected and analyzed that included student...
Social Education Vol. 75, No. 2 (2011) pp. 102–106
Digital history refers to "the study of the past using a variety of electronically reproduced primary source texts, images, and artifacts as well as the constructed narratives, accounts, or presentations that result from digital historical inquiry." ...
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 41, No. 2 (2008) pp. 223–245
This article describes qualitative case studies of two teachers who integrated student-created digital documentaries into their social studies classrooms. Thornton's (2001a) concept of the teacher as curricular gatekeeper and Mishra and Koehler's (...
Social Studies Vol. 99, No. 6 (2008) pp. 260–264
The continued prominence of genocide and Holocaust education, along with the movement toward the affective in social studies curricula, the advent of the Internet, and continued scholarship in the field, has led to the availability of a staggering...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 712–713
Abstract: This panel is tailored for graduate students preparing for and seeking faculty positions. Five current faculty members representing a variety of academic placements will share their experiences and perspectives of the job search process...
Social Education Vol. 74, No. 2 (2010) pp. 111–113
Social studies teachers assess their students in a number of ways. Among these are formative assessments, authentic assessments, and summative low-level multiple-choice tests. Working with two classrooms of low-achieving U.S. history students, the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 3908–3916
This follow up study, conducted in secondary methods courses, explores a technique for introducing students to historical thinking and historiography using Web 2.0 digital history sources. Wikipedia articles were examined and deconstructed to...
Epistemology is elementary: Historical thinking as applied epistemology in an elementary social studies methods class
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 4881–4883
Developing students' historical thinking skills is a challenging instructional objective in social studies education. One of the barriers is the difficulty of developing teachers' understanding of the concept and tactics for including it in their...
Social Education Vol. 76, No. 2 (2012) pp. 88–91
The release of Apple's iPad was met with great enthusiasm by educators and schools. Yet, if this new technology is retrofitted to traditional teaching activities its full potential will go unrealized. The presence of iPads alone will not generate...
Candy Beal; Lori Holcomb; John Lee; Meghan Manfra; Kevin Oliver; Carol Pope; P. g. Schrader; Hiller Spires; Carl Young
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 3876–3880
In this symposium, we will present an overview of creative and disciplinary uses of digital video in teacher education. Eight presenters will introduce a theoretical context for their work and vignettes from their projects. Mishra & Koehler’s (2006)...
A Revised Replication Study Typology and A Call for Participation: Replication Studies involving Technology and Teacher Education
Natalie Milman; Rhonda Christensen; J. Michael Spector; Robert Branch; Denise Schmidt-Crawford; Charles Hodges; Arlene Borthwick; Melanie Shoffner; Gerald Knezek; David Rutledge; Meghan Manfra
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 1115–1119
In this session panelists will define what replication studies are, explain why they are needed, and invite researchers to conduct multi-site replication studies of technology and teacher education using common methods and measures. Additionally,...
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