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Computers in the Schools

Jul 21, 2006 Volume 23, Number 1

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Using Technology to Enhance Science Inquiry in an Outdoor Classroom

    Pamela Cantrell & Mark S. Knudson

    Participants in a science professional development field experience were surveyed for their perceptions of the impacts of integrating a wireless local area network (WLAN), pocket PCs, and laptops... More

    pp. 7-18

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  2. Learning Objects, Type II Applications, and Embedded Pedagogical Models

    George Gadanidis & Karen Schindler

    In this paper we consider the extent to which learning objects that focus on higher level thinking might be seen as Type II applications, as defined by Maddux, Johnson, and Willis (2001). We... More

    pp. 19-32

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  3. Future Teachers' Classroom Applications of Technology

    Catherine E. Brawner & Rodney H. Allen

    Student teachers from North Carolina's public teacher preparation institutions were surveyed in 2002 and 2003 to learn about the environment in which they taught and the activities they undertook... More

    pp. 33-44

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  4. Professional Development and Recursive E-Learning

    Pam Elges, Marielena Righettini & Martha Combs

    This paper describes the development of the first in a series of e-learning courses intended to influence the professional practices of 200+ teachers in 15 locations across a western state. The... More

    pp. 45-57

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  5. Electronic Discussion: A Case Study of the Range of Applications in a Laptop University

    Gregory R. MacKinnon, M Lynn Aylward & Joseph Bellefontaine

    This review paper examines ongoing research on a range of applications of electronic discussion in a laptop university teacher education program. The findings and challenges of employing electronic... More

    pp. 59-71

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  6. After the In-Service Course Challenges of Technology Integration

    Gregory R. Frederick, Heidi Schweizer & Robert Lowe

    This case study chronicles one teacher's experience in the semester after an in-service course, Using Technology for Instruction and Assessment. Results suggest that success in the course and good ... More

    pp. 73-84

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  7. Typology of ICT Implementation and Technology Applications

    Dorit Tubin

    This paper presents a typology of information and communication technology (ICT) integration into schools, demonstrates the typology by three case studies, and provides a discussion related to each... More

    pp. 85-98

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  8. Steering the Supertanker: Transforming Teaching and Learning through the Use of ICT

    John P. Cuthell

    The use of computers within the school curriculum raises critical pedagogical issues. The Maddux (1991) classification of educational computer applications as Type I or Type II remains apposite.... More

    pp. 99-110

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  9. Using Problem-Based Learning Software with At-Risk Students: A Case Study

    Pavel Samsonov, Susan Pedersen & Christine L. Hill

    In an extension of research examining student-centered pedagogy, the present case study examined how at-risk students used Alien Rescue, a problem-based learning (PBL) software program for middle... More

    pp. 111-124

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  10. Using Technology to Support Visual Learning Strategies

    Blanche O'Bannon, Kathleen Puckett & Glenda Rakes

    Visual learning is a strategy for visually representing the structure of information and for representing the ways in which concepts are related. Based on the work of Ausubel, these hierarchical... More

    pp. 125-137

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  11. Digital Portfolios Software Selection for Student Manipulation

    Andrew L. Hunt, Betty K. Wood, Mary Kate Terrell & Jim Isom

    Educators are faced with developing performance indicators for reporting to state and national agencies on pre-service teacher candidates' ability to teach using innovative pedagogy as well as... More

    pp. 139-147

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  12. Making Meaningful Connections: Interactive Computer Hypertext in Art Education

    B Stephen Carpenter & Pamela G. Taylor

    When interactive computer technology is used in meaningful and connective ways, it both enhances and provokes the focus and purpose of art instruction and learning to be expansive and personally... More

    pp. 149-161

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  13. Personal Educational Tools (PETs) for Type II Learning

    Rhonda Christensen, Theresa Overall & Gerald Knezek

    This article introduces the concept of Personal Educational Tools (PETs) and places these tools within the context of existing rationales for using technology for teaching, learning, and... More

    pp. 173-189

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