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SITE 1994--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

1994

Editors

Jerry Willis; Bernard Robin; Dee Anna Willis

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Table of Contents

Number of papers: 200

  1. Calculator Use in a Summer Pre-algebra Program

    Ron Zambo, Arizona State University West

    This paper presents a description of one high school district’s initial attempts at reforming their mathematics curriculum. The reform process included the implementation of an intensive summer Pre... More

    pp. 554-558

  2. Teaching Mathematics with Calculators: Understanding Effects of Various Levels of Inservice

    John G. Harvey, University of Wisconsin

    The major influence of technology in mathematics education is its potential to shift the focus of instruction from an emphasis on manipulative skills and algorithms to an emphasis on development of... More

    pp. 559-561

  3. Lessons Learned from the Middle School Calculator Project About Teachers’ Implementation of Technology

    George W. Bright, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    This article summarizes three studies that were con- More

    pp. 562-566

  4. The Relations Among Students’ Calculator Confidence, Social Belonging, and Problem-Solving Achievement

    Hersholt C. Waxman, University of Houston

    Middle school mathematics teachers are currently faced with many instructional dilemmas. Standards, for example, have been adopted from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics that call for... More

    pp. 567-571

  5. Middle School Students’ Calculator Confidence, Mathematics Anxiety, and Stages of Problem Solving Achievement

    Hersholt C. Waxman, University of Houston

    In teacher education, the role and influence of technology on teacher and student outcomes has begun to be extensively researched (Waxman & Bright, 1993). One area that has not received a great... More

    pp. 572-576

  6. A Computer-Based, Multimedia Science Education Course

    Janice E. J. Woodrow, University of British Columbia

    Computer-based technology gives science teachers access to a wealth of textual and graphic information, new instructional strategies, and sophisticated laboratory and simulation tools. In 1993, the... More

    pp. 579-584

  7. Hands-On Technology-Based Assessment in Science

    Michael Land, Midwestern State University

    “If tests are not designed with a clear understanding of what we want students to be able to do, testing can inadvertently reduce the quality of education” (Shavelson, Carey, & Webb, 1990, p. 25). More

    pp. 585-588

  8. Differences Among Urban, Suburban, and Rural High Schools on Technology Use in Science and Mathematics

    Hersholt C. Waxman, University of Houston

    Mathematics and science education are two content areas where technology integration is being widely advocated by professional organizations, school-based educators, and teacher educators. Most... More

    pp. 589-592

  9. The Effectiveness of Audiovisual Teacher Guides in Courseware Packages

    Nurit Zehavi, Weizmann Institute of Science - Israel

    The Department of Science Teaching at the Weizmann Institute of Science is engaged in an ongoing project of development, evaluation and implementation of software for teaching mathematics. The... More

    pp. 593-596

  10. Interactive Video, Hypermedia, and Deaf Students: Social Studies/ Science Applications

    Cynthia M. King, Gallaudet University

    Project ALIVE!: Acquiring Literacy through Interactive Video Education is a federally-funded project designed to assess the implementation and the impact of interactive video on the reading and... More

    pp. 597-601

  11. Using Technology to Enhance Geography Education: The Educational Technology Leadership Institute

    Sarah W. Bednarz, Texas A&M University

    The Educational Technology Leadership Institute (ETLI), cosponsored by the National Geographic Society and IBM, took place during the summers of 1991 and 1992 at IBM training facilities in Atlanta,... More

    pp. 602-606

  12. Computer Technology for Elementary School Teachers in Geography Education

    John Ronghua Ouyang, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    There are two issues that most educators and researchers would agree upon. One is that geography had been badly neglected and largely disappeared from the American school curriculum by the 1970s ... More

    pp. 607-609

  13. Authentic Uses of Technology for Curriculum Planning within a Language Arts Curriculum

    Nancy L. Williams, University of Houston

    The incorporation of technology into teacher preparation programs is an important step towards implementation into the classroom (Johnson & Harlow, 1993; Wright, More

    pp. 611-614

  14. The Effects of Introducing Computer Technology Into a University-Level English as a Second Language Writing Course

    Mary Ellen Butler-Pascoe, United States International University

    The continuous reevaluation of theories and methods of second language teaching in the past decade resulted in fundamental changes in English as a second language (ESL) classroom practice. Current ... More

    pp. 615-618

  15. Whole Language Philosophy in a “Stack”: Embodiment in Hypermedia

    Nancy C. McClure, Glenville State College

    A whole language philosophy embodies the belief that children learn through meaningful experiences with the four language arts—reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Whole language theorists... More

    pp. 619-621

  16. Exercising the Language Arts, Long-distance, through Print, Video, and the US Mail

    Anthony Palese, Rockfield Elementary School, Germantown, WI

    The Miami-Wisconsin Project links fifth graders in Rockfield Elementary School, Germantown, Wisconsin, More

    pp. 622-626

  17. Simi Star Project: A Qualitative Study of Computers Integrated in Early Literacy Classrooms

    Jean M. Casey, California State University, Long Beach

    In 1990, six school districts, Simi Valley, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Orcutt, Oxnard, Port Hueneme joined together in a partnership with IBM. The Simi Star Project was a successful grant proposal... More

    pp. 627-628

  18. The Teacher Education Internet Server: A New Information Technology Resource

    Jason Mitchell, University of Virginia

    In 1992, the Society for Technology and Teacher Education (STATE), the University of Virginia, and the University of Houston collaborated to establish a Teacher Education Server on the Internet.... More

    pp. 631-636

  19. A Model for Integration of Telecomputing in Precollege Curricula

    Judith B. Harris, University of Texas at Austin

    Successful technology-using teachers function more as instructional designers than lesson planners. This is especially true when they seek to incorporate the use of forward-thinking, computer... More

    pp. 637-642

  20. Identifying and Evaluating the Benefits of Educational Telecomputing

    Niki Davis, Exeter University

    Many papers have been written about the use of electronic communication in education. Most have assumed that use of this aspect of new technology is valuable, but few attempt to uncover the aspects... More

    pp. 643-646