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SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 02, 2009


Ian Gibson; Roberta Weber; Karen McFerrin; Roger Carlsen; Dee Anna Willis

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This conference has 8 award papers. Show award papers

Number of papers: 769

  1. Tied Up in Knots: Spatial Reasoning for Visual Literacy using 3-D Dynamic Modeling Software

    Ellen Campbell, Fairleigh Dickinson University, United States

    Visual literacy, the spatial language of syntax and organization, can be used to fully explore a diverse range of academic concepts by using 3-D dynamic modeling software. Original student... More

    pp. 622-628

  2. Student-generated Podcasts as a Strategy for Learning

    Robert Crow, Western Carolina University, United States

    Educators are charged with embracing new designs for learning based on emerging research. Yet, new designs aimed at fostering the acquisition of 21st century skills require modeling by the course... More

    pp. 629-632

  3. Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling: Creating Digital Storytelling Contests for K-12 Students and Teachers

    Bulent Dogan, University of Houston/School of Science and Technology, United States; Bernard Robin, University of Houston, United States

    This paper describes the results of a research study about DISTCO 2008, the first in a series of digital storytelling contests. DISTCO 2008 was designed as a pilot project for the inaugural DISTCO ... More

    pp. 633-638

  4. Information technologies incentivizing scholastic fruition

    Francesco Epifania, Giorgio Valle, Raffaella Folgieri & Asim Kazancigil, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

    New media and the evolution of web-based communication instruments represent a challenge for the improvement of didactic models.Humanistic Faculties need to include ICT corses to enhance... More

    pp. 639-646

  5. The Digital Documentary as Historical Ground Wire: A Study of a University’s Education Department and Its Teacher Educators

    Sweeder John, Haley Froshour & Allison Hoffman, La Salle University, United States

    Using videotaped faculty interviews intercut with historical still photographs gleaned from a university’s archives, three researchers created a 41-minute historical digital documentary designed to... More

    pp. 647-653

  6. Crafting Digital Stories on Real World Needs: Multiple Pathways for Teacher Development

    Mary Kayler, George Mason University, United States

    Conceptualizing teaching and teacher education from a social justice perspective has been the focus of educational scholars and practitioners over the last decade. This qualitative study explored, ... More

    pp. 654-657

  7. Designing Constructivist Teaching and Learning Environments for Visual Learning

    Sara McNeil, University of Houston, United States

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the design of a graduate course in visual learning. The design is based on a holistic, conceptual framework for designing visual literacy projects, which... More

    pp. 658-663

  8. Hybrid Classroom Simulator for the Instructional Design Training System on the Teacher Development Cource

    Tairo Nomura, Faculty of Education, Saitama University, Japan; Masao Shinada, KOKUDAI SEMINAR Corporation, Japan

    This paper shows the development of new classroom simulator as a part of our "Instructional Design Training System named 'Kyouan Koubou'(IDTS:KK)", that aims to encourage students in the teacher... More

    pp. 664-666

  9. The Use of Digital Video to Foster Reflective Practice in a Teacher Education Program

    Carmen Pena & Leticia De Leon, The University of Texas - Pan American, United States

    Abstract: During the Fall 2008 semester, a group of students in their first semester of the elementary education program at the University of Texas – Pan American was required to deliver a lesson... More

    pp. 667-669

  10. Acquiring, Publishing and Sharing Digital Video in Education

    Bernard Robin, University of Houston, United States

    The purpose of this session is to give participants hands-on experience locating and using digital video clips from the web. Participants will learn to find and download educational video clips... More

    pp. 670-671

  11. The Expansion of Digital Storytelling into Content Area Instruction

    Bernard Robin, Cameron White & Richard Abrahamson, University of Houston, United States

    To help attract new graduate students and also to help integrate technology into content area courses, faculty members at the University of Houston began teaching “linked” pairs of courses in 2006,... More

    pp. 672-679

  12. Computer Skills Development in Early Childhood Classrooms: Yet Another Casualty of NCLB

    David Calhoon, Black Hills State University, United States

    The author dedicated his research sabbatical to exploring the impact of NCLB on kindergarten and first grade curriculum. Data on weekly instructional time spent in each subject area (literacy, math... More

    p. 680

  13. Accommodation For Students With Disabilities In Electronically Delivered Courses

    Marsha Gladhart, University of Alaska Southeast, United States

    This paper is based on a survey of how instructors at institutions of higher education in a large state accommodate for students with disabilities in online learning. The results of this survey... More

    pp. 681-687

  14. Bilingual and ELL Preservice Teachers and Technology Self-Efficacy

    Laurie Hansen, University of California Irvine, United States; Loretta Donovan, California State University Fullerton, United States; Shanan Fitts, Appalacian State University, United States

    This pilot study examines the impact of technology integration within a multiple subject teacher education program with a bilingual or English language learner (ELL) emphasis on teacher candidate... More

    pp. 688-695

  15. Digital Equity and the Gullahs of the Sea Islands

    Patricia Leigh, Iowa State University, United States; J. Herman Blake, Medical University of South Carolina, United States; Emily Moore, Scholars for Educational Exellence and Diversity, Inc., United States

    In this paper presentation, the authors explore the history of the Gullah people of the Sea Islands of South Carolina. Oral storytelling is an integral aspect of African American traditions,... More

    pp. 696-700

  16. Web 2.0 Tool Promotes Learning in Creative Expression Arts Methods Class

    Ann McCoy, Alaska Pacific University, United States

    Would the use of culturally responsive teaching (CRT) strategies while incorporating technology in meaningful way in a creative expression (arts) methods course promote learning? A core component... More

    pp. 701-706

  17. An Examination of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Compliance

    Becky Sue Parton, Robert Hancock & Wendy Siegel, Southeastern Louisiana University, United States

    This paper examines university and k-12 district compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in 1999. The study examined 50... More

    pp. 707-721

  18. Second Thoughts on the Digital Divide

    Danny Rose & Greg Jones, University of North Texas, United States

    The Digital Divide has been a concept long bandied about by critical theorists and technology specialists for years as a means of addressing the perceived inequity between technological haves and... More

    pp. 722-727

  19. Engaging Girls in Mathematics and Science

    Melanie Shores, Tommy Smith, David Radord & Sonya Hardy, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States; Brooke Elliott, GEMS/ALEX, United States; Stephanie Baird, The University of Alabama at Birmingham/ALEX, United States; Shannon Parks, Alabama State Department of Education, United States

    The University of Alabama at Birmingham presents the Girls Engaged in Mathematics & Science (GEMS) Project to the 2009 SITE Conference. This paper outlines a cogent state and national partnership... More

    pp. 728-733

  20. Is Assistive Technology Enough? What Teachers Should Know About IT Accessibility

    Terrill Thompson, DO-IT, University of Washington, United States

    As technology's role in education continues to grow, and as technologies become increasingly adept at making education more engaging, interactive, and effective, it becomes ever more critical for... More

    pp. 734-741