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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

December 2015 Volume 15, Number 4


Glen L. Bull; Lynn Bell; Chrystalla Mouza

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. Reflections on Two Educational Technology Pioneers: John Park and Terry Markwart

    Glen Bull, University of Virginia, United States; David Slykhuis, James Madison University, United States; Lisa Martin-Hansen, California State University, Long Beach, United States; Sharon Robinson, AACTE, United States

    Within the span of a month last summer, the field of educational technology lost two immensely valuable friends. Terrence Edmund “Terry” Markwart passed away on June 3, 2015, after a courageous... More

    pp. 437-444

  2. The Development of Mathematical Argumentation in an Unmoderated, Asynchronous Multi-User Dynamic Geometry Environment

    Tim Fukawa-Connelly & Jason Silverman, Drexel University, United States

    This paper explores student interactions from the Virtual Math Teams-with-GeoGebra project a computer-supported collaborative learning environment that allows individuals to interact, collaborate, ... More

    pp. 445-488

  3. Using a Technology-Supported Approach to Preservice Teachers’ Mathematical Fluency: Unifying Mathematical Concepts and their Representations

    Daniel McGee, Kentucky Center for Mathematics, United States; Deborah Moore-Russo, SUNY - Buffalo, United States

    A test project at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez used GeoGebra applets to promote the concept of multi-representational fluency among high school mathematics pre-service teachers. For... More

    pp. 489-513

  4. Peer Communication Through Blogging

    Steve Wall & Janice Anderson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States

    Educating students in the 21st century has necessitated a shift in the way in which pre-service teachers are prepared to use, understand and interact with social media (e.g. blogs) in the classroom... More

    pp. 514-540

  5. Struggling to Move Beyond Projection: A Case Study of Instructional Use of an Interactive White Board in Elementary Social Studies

    Caroline C. Sheffield, University of Louisville, United States

    Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) are increasingly prevalent in U.S. classrooms. Yet, little is known about how this tool is being used to teach social studies. This case study through classroom... More

    pp. 541-567

  6. Supporting In-Service Teachers' Professional Teaching Knowledge With Educatively Scaffolded Digital Curriculum

    Cory Callahan, University of Alabama, United States; John Saye, Auburn University, United States; Thomas Brush, Indiana University, United States

    This article advances a continuing line of inquiry into the potential of digital educative curriculum materials to support teachers’ development of professional teaching knowledge. Instead of... More

    pp. 568-599

  7. Software's smile: A critical software analysis of an educational technology specialist program

    Tom Liam Lynch, Pace University, School of Education, United States

    Technology is increasingly positioned by policy makers as a necessary part of 21st century schools. However, it is not always clear how well our preparation programs in educational technology... More

    pp. 600-616