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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

2002 Volume 2, Number 1

Editors

Glen L. Bull; Lynn Bell; Chrystalla Mouza

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 13

  1. Editorial: Scholarly Collaboration

    Niki Davis, SITE President; Glen Bull & Lynn Bell, University of Virginia, United States

    The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) was established to provide a forum for scholarship, collaboration, and discussion about the use of technology in teacher education. More

    pp. 3-5

  2. Preparing Tomorrow’s Science Teachers to Use Technology: An Example from the Field

    Laura Henriques, California State University Long Beach, United States

    The examples presented in this article are from an entry level science education class, Introduction to Teaching Science (EDSS300C), at a large state university. Students enrolled in this class... More

    pp. 6-21

  3. What Technology Do Tomorrow’s Science Teachers Need to Know? Commentary: A Response to Henriques

    Julie Thomas, Texas Tech University, United States

    ...the few technologies that have had lasting impacts on the classroom include such high-tech wizardry as the printed textbook, the chalk-board, and the overhead projector. More complex... More

    pp. 22-25

  4. Are We Ready to Embrace the Power That Technology Has to Offer in Education? Commentary: Response to Henriques

    Joseph F. Zisk, California University of Pennsylvania, United States

    The article"Preparing Tomorrow's Science Teachers to Use Technology: an Example from the Field" (Henriques, 2002) provided us with several good examples and strategies. Since I teach both secondary... More

    pp. 26-30

  5. Integration of Technology, Science, and Mathematics in the Middle Grades: A Teacher Preparation Program

    Alfinio Flores, James A. Middleton, Frederick A. Staley & Jonathan E. Knaupp, Arizona State University, United States

    How middle grade teachers in science and mathematics are prepared should be consistent with the vision of what and how students should learn mathematics and science, in particular the integration... More

    pp. 31-39

  6. Infusing Technology in the English Classroom: One Teacher’s Journey

    Brendan Pieters, Santa Fe Community College, United States

    I have been teaching English since I was a graduate student at the University of Florida in 1980, but I taught it in the normal, classic classroom—a blackboard, a desk, a podium, and rows of... More

    pp. 40-44

  7. Classroom Discussion and Threaded Electronic Discussion: Learning In Two Arenas

    Bruce E. Larson & Timothy A. Keiper, Western Washington University, United States

    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;... More

    pp. 45-62

  8. Commentary: Phases of Collaborative Success: A Response to Shoffner, Dias, and Thomas

    Philip E. Molebash, San Diego State University, United States

    Shoffner, Dias, and Thomas (2001) described a model for support of collaborative planning between the teacher education program and the instructional technology program at Georgia State University ... More

    pp. 63-72

  9. Commentaries on Grand Challenges Preparing for the Technological Tipping Point

    Gina Bull, Joe Garofalo, Glen Bull & Judi Harris, University of Virgnia, United States

    A future in which every student has a portable wireless device is inevitable. More

    p. 73

  10. The New K-12, “Full-Access” Computing Architecture: A Reaction to Bull, Bull, Garofalo, and Harris

    Cathleen Norris, University of North Texas, United States; Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan, United States

    Educational computing architectures have evolved from standalone computers in labs and classrooms, through networked computers in classrooms and labs, and lately to mobile, wirelessly networked... More

    pp. 74-75

  11. Commentary: Reactions to Bull, Bull, Garofalo, and Harris

    Julie Gess-Newsome, Northern Arizona University, United States

    "Grand Challenges: Preparing for the Technological Tipping Point" by Bull, Bull, Garofalo, and Harris (2002) presented a strong message about the coming age of ubiquitous computing and provided... More

    pp. 76-78

  12. Developing a Mathematical Community Using an Electronic Discussion Forum in an Elementary Mathematics Methods Course

    Julie Sliva, San Jose State University, United States

    This study was designed to inspect the impact of using online discussion forum (a password-protected asynchronous web-based discussion forum) in an elementary methods course. More

    pp. 81-96

  13. Incorporating Computer-Based Learning Into Preservice Education Courses

    Susan Gibson, University of Alberta, United States

    Most teachers graduate from teacher education institutions with limited knowledge of the ways technology can be used in their professional practice (Wetzel & Chisholm, 1996). Few preservice... More

    pp. 97-118