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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

2005 Volume 5, Number 1


Glen L. Bull; Lynn Bell; Chrystalla Mouza

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Professional Dialog and Best Practices

    Lynn Bell & Glen Bull, University of Virginia, United States

    Collective identification of best practices is another important mechanism for professional dialog. The second round of Technology Leadership Awards were presented in fall 2004. The CITE/JTATE... More

    pp. 1-4

  2. The Use of Asynchronous Discussion: Creating a Text of Talk

    Alison Black, SUNY-Oneonta, United States

    Asynchronous discussion allows students to read and respond "out-of-time". This form of online discussion, as experienced in a college literacy course, creates a text of talk which has the... More

    pp. 5-24

  3. Research On Graphing Calculators at the Secondary Level: Implications for Mathematics Teacher Education

    Signe Kastberg, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, United States; Keith Leatham, Brigham Young University, United States

    This article focuses on three key factors that a survey of literature indicated impact the teaching and learning of mathematics with graphing calculators: access to graphing calculators, the place ... More

    pp. 25-37

  4. Technology Use, Women, and Global Studies in Social Studies Teacher Education

    Margaret Crocco & Judith Cramer, Teachers College, Columbia University, United States

    This paper, which won a best paper award at the 2004 annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, is a report of findings related to the introduction of... More

    pp. 38-49

  5. Implementing Web-Based Scientific Inquiry in Preservice Science Methods Courses

    Alec M. Bodzin, Lehigh University, United States

    This paper describes how the Web-based Inquiry for Learning Science (WBI) instrument was used with preservice elementary and secondary science teachers in science methods courses to enhance their... More

    pp. 50-65

  6. The Teacher as Software Developer

    David Whittier, Boston University, United States

    The Teacher as Software Developer is an innovative program synthesizing technology instruction, curriculum content, and field experiences in teacher preparation. Since introducing this program in... More

    pp. 66-72

  7. Using Technology to Teach Content in a Student Teaching Experience (and as a First Year Teacher)

    Cheryl Lemon, Gateway Regional High School, United States

    Cheryl Lemon received her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of South Carolina, and in fall 2002 she entered the secondary science teacher intern program in the College of Education... More

    pp. 73-76

  8. Overcoming Barriers to Student Participation in Online Discussions

    Joanne Goodell & Brian Yusko, Cleveland State University, United States

    In this paper, we analyze the issues we encountered in trying to build a community of practice amongst our students through engaging in online dialogue using WebCT. The analysis is guided by an... More

    pp. 77-92

  9. Asynchronous Discussion Forums: A Closer Look at the Structure, Focus and Group Dynamics that Facilitate Reflective Thinking

    Jennifer Lewinson, Touro University International, United States

    The purpose of this study was to examine the potential of asynchronous discussion forums (ADFs) as a medium to facilitate reflective thinking among preservice teachers. Of particular interest was... More

    pp. 93-115