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Journal of Technology and Teacher Education

2000 Volume 8, Number 2


Richard E. Ferdig

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Number of articles: 6


    Elizabeth A. (betsy) Baker, University of Missouri—Columbia, United States

    Analysis of technology literature consistently reveals that software is commonly designed without a foundation on learning theory (Ely, Foley, Freeman, & Scheel, 1992; Reeves, 1995). Within the ... More

    pp. 85-95

  2. Preparing Preservice Teachers for the Technological Classroom: A School—College Partnership 1

    JOSEPH PARANA, Charles R. Drew Science Magnet School, United States; KAY JOHNSON-GENTILE & ROSEMARY LONBERGER, Buffalo State College, United States; ANNETTE WEST, Charles R. Drew Science Magnet School, United States

    This paper describes the first year of an ongoing profession-al development school (PDS) project designed to integrate computer technology into elementary school lessons, while simultaneously... More

    pp. 97-109

  3. Assessing the Technology Training Needs of Elementary School Teachers

    Melinda Mccannon, Georgia College and State University, United States; Tena B. Crews, State University of West Georgia, United States

    Computers are not just for use in secondary and post-second-ary institutions any longer. Elementary teachers must be pre-pared to use the computer in their classrooms also. Teacher educators are... More

    pp. 111-121

  4. The Selection of an Instructional Management System

    James E. Elias, School District of Palm Beach County, United States; Ralph Cafolla & Perry Schoon, Florida Atlantic University, United States

    The national call for educational reform, America2000, has resulted in an increasing number of states adapting educa-tional standards and benchmark. It is hoped that these stan-dards, combined with... More

    pp. 123-131

  5. The Tools of Teacher Education: Preservice Teachers’ Use of Technology to Create Instructional Materials

    Sherron Killingsworth Roberts, University of Central Florida, United States; Ying-shao Hsu, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

    This research examined the effectiveness and efficiency of preservice teachers' use of technology to create instructional materials developed in an undergraduate reading and lan-guage arts course. ... More

    pp. 133-152

  6. The Use of Electronic Communication to Develop Alternative Avenues for Classroom Discussion

    Karen M. Dutt-Doner, University of Southern Maine, United States; Susan M. Powers, Indiana State University, United States

    Electronic discussion groups such as newsgroups can pro-vide an effective, alternative avenue for fostering class dis-cussion. This paper discusses how the use of a newsgroup with elementary... More

    pp. 153-172