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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 26, 2018

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Elizabeth Langran; Jered Borup

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Number of papers: 392

  1. Dynamic Visualization in Education of Mathematics

    Daniela Velichová, Slovak University of Technology, Fac. of Mechanical Eng., Institute of Mathematics and Physics, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

    New challenges of ICT aided education are discussed in the paper, with presented examples of utilization of dynamic mathematical software GeoGebra in teaching basic courses of university... More

    pp. 1858-1863

  2. Review of STEM Teaching Models: a Call for Promoting Interdisciplinary Approaches in Regular Mathematics Lessons

    Simon Zell, University of Education Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany

    Interdisciplinary teaching in STEM is often seen as a collaboration of different subjects teaching a common theme. This view undermines successful interdisciplinary approaches that can be deployed ... More

    pp. 1864-1871

  3. Exploring the Changes of Elementary Teacher Candidates’ Beliefs Enrolled in a Technology Infused Science Methods Course

    Sumreen Asim, Indiana University Southeast, United States

    Preparing future elementary teachers to effectively teach science in an engaging inquiry-based manner is a complex task This qualitative study explored the impact of an elementary science methods... More

    pp. 1872-1874

  4. Resources Needed by Teachers to Promote STEM in Their Classroom

    David Brown, The University of Tulsa, United States; Justin McCrackin, Oklahoma State University, United States; Janet Cairns, The University of Tulsa, United States

    This paper explores teachers’ perceptions of the challenges of teaching in relation to the resources teachers need to effectively teach STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in... More

    pp. 1875-1881

  5. Using a “hybrid” science notebook: elementary teacher candidates’ experiences

    Jennifer Kreps Frisch, University of Minnesota Duluth, United States

    This brief paper will discuss how teacher candidates use a “hybrid” science notebook, combining the best of paper-and-pencil and digital science notebooks Elementary pre-service teacher candidates ... More

    pp. 1882-1887

  6. Digital Technology to Support Deep Learning and Mental Reasoning

    Kevin Greenberg & Robert Zheng, University of Utah, United States

    Deep learning is an important factor in processing information. Further, mental reasoning is related to deep learning, especially in the domain of science. It is theorized that having interactive... More

    pp. 1888-1895

  7. First Programming Language for High School Students

    Renesha Hendrix & Michael Weeks, Department of Computer Science, Georgia State University, United States

    Although Java, C++, and C have been among the top four languages, continuously, used in industry and education, there is a debate on whether they are most suitable for novice programmers This paper... More

    pp. 1896-1903

  8. Computational Thinking Professional Development for Elementary Science Educators: Examining the Design Process

    Emily Hestness, University of Maryland, College Park, United States; Diane Jass Ketelhut, J. Randy McGinnis & Jandelyn Plane, University of Maryland, United States; Bonnie Razler, Prince George's County Public Schools, United States; Kelly Mills, Lautaro Cabrera & Elias Gonzalez, University of Maryland, United States

    The inclusion of computational thinking (CT) within the Next Generation Science Standards offers an opportunity for CT integration in science education To maximize this potential, there is a need... More

    pp. 1904-1912

  9. Developing Pre-service Teachers’ Self-efficacy and Science Knowledge through a Scaffolded Robotics Intervention: A Longitudinal Study

    Kamini Jaipal-Jamani, Brock University, Canada

    Preparing preservice teachers to teach STEM knowledge and skills using robotics is one way to advance STEM education in schools. This paper reports on results from the second year of a study that... More

    pp. 1913-1919

  10. Capitalizing on Informal Learning Opportunities to Enhance Formal Learning in Classroom Environments

    Gerald Knezek & Rhonda Christensen, University of North Texas, United States

    Three middle school sites are compared to assess the measured impact of informal space science education activities on science content knowledge, enthusiasm for an event such as a total solar... More

    pp. 1920-1926

  11. Making Connections: Evaluation of Integrated STEM Professional Development

    Judy Lambert, University of Toledo, United States; Alan Gong, Keene State College, United States; Michelle Arbogast, University of Toledo, United States

    This paper reports on a two-year evaluation of a STEM integration professional development (PD) program for 40 math, science, and special education teachers in grades 5-9 from a large Midwestern... More

    pp. 1927-1932

  12. Redefining Science Learning with a Platform for Sharing Experimental Data

    Maureen Melanson, Glenda Javier, Caitlin Canane & Minda Shaheen, Methuen Public Schools, United States

    This article focuses on integration of the technology of iSENSE into the secondary education as a teaching and learning tool to design, develop, and infuse digital learning experiences that... More

    pp. 1933-1940

  13. ROUNDTABLE: Redefining Science Learning with a Platform for Sharing Experimental Data

    Maureen Melanson, Glenda Javier, Caitlin Canane & Minda Shaheen, Methuen Public Schools, United States

    This article focuses on integration of the technology of iSENSE into the secondary education as a teaching and learning tool to design, develop, and infuse digital learning experiences that... More

    pp. 1941-1947

  14. Pandem-Sim: Results of a High School Epidemiology Live Simulation Pilot Test

    Debra C. Tyrrell, Charles Wood & Manetta Calinger, Wheeling Jesuit University, United States

    Pandem-Sim is an NIH-funded, immersive learning experience that engages students in a live simulation to analyze medical reports from around the world. High school life science students quickly... More

    pp. 1948-1956

  15. A Survey of Three NASA Authentic Data Resources for Science and Mathematics Education

    John Weis, NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative, United States

    This educator focused paper discusses three online resources for educators interested in integrating authentic NASA data, challenges and technologies into the secondary classroom. The resources... More

    pp. 1957-1958

  16. Embedding Annotation in Abstract/Concrete Visual Representations to Facilitate Students’ Knowledge Acquisition, Transfer and Self-Efficacy in Physics Education

    Robert Zheng, University of Utah, United States

    This study investigated the effects of abstract/concrete visual representations in physics education by embedding annotation to support learners’ learning. Participants (N=108) were recruited from ... More

    pp. 1959-1969

  17. Going Below and Beyond the Surface of a Floodwall Mural: Learning Technology and Inquiry Through an Augmented Reality Project Based Lesson

    Aaron Bruewer, Kailyn Smith & Cory McKnight, Shawnee State University, United States

    This qualitative case study presents the results of research on teacher candidates use of Augmented Reality (AR) to complete a Project Based Learning (PBL) experience, learning both the PBL... More

    pp. 1970-1974

  18. Technology in K-12 Social Studies: What's being used and what works

    Kevin Krahenbuhl, Middle Tennessee State University, United States

    This paper will present the results of an in-depth exploration into the common practices of technology integration in social studies in the K12 classroom Results from the investigation will be... More

    pp. 1975-1978

  19. Caregiver Training Program on Emergent Literacy of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Users.

    Meghan Bowers, Murray State University, Speech Language Pathology, United States; Karen Coulter, Murray State University, Assistant Professor Speech Language Pathology, United States

    Current research has shown both pediatric and adult augmentative and alternative (AAC) users underachieve in their reading and spelling skills. Their underperformance is not secondary to a lack of... More

    pp. 1979-1984

  20. Making Coding Instruction Accessible to All Students

    Stein Brunvand & David Hill, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States

    Coding instruction within K-12 schools continues to expand across the country However, students with disabilities are underrepresented when it comes to coding instruction within the general... More

    pp. 1985-1987