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Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2011

Published . ISBN 978-1-8800-9488-4 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Chesapeake, VA.


In its third year of publication, SITE’s Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education has become one of the “most viewed” journals in the extensive holdings in the AACE digital library (EdITLib). The evolution of Research Highlights reflects a careful nurturing by previous SITE presidents Gerald Knezek and Ian Gibson, along with the critical organizational support provided by AACE CEO Gary Marks.

Of course, an academic journal has little merit without critical and timely scholarship. SITE’s Research Highlights is quite fortunate to have Cleb Maddux, University of Nevada Reno, serve as its Senior Editor since its inception. Dr. Maddux has provided steady and rigorous guidance to all those associated with publication of Research Highlights. I am happy to report that he believes that the quality of the publications “has been improving steadily,” with a bumper crop of stellar articles in this year’s edition.

Each year, SITE designates leaders from its membership to serve as co-editors for the Research Highlights to be published in conjunction with its annual conference. This year, Drs. Matthew Koehler and Punya Mishra worked closely with Dr. Maddux, and other SITE leaders, in producing the 2011 Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education. To be considered for publication in Research Highlights, a submission first has to be accepted as a “full paper” at the annual SITE conference. Subsequently, those full papers undergo additional rigorous review and editing (I have been told that no papers are published simply on the basis of their “full paper” status alone. Authors are always required to do additional edits and revisions to meet the high standards of Cleb and his team.) This year, a total of 1272 submissions, from the 351 accepted as conference “full papers were considered. Of those, only 31 were selected for publication in the 2011 Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education.

In the end, a successful journal succeeds only based on the quality and rigor of the work submitted for publication. SITE’s Research Highlights is fortunate to have an outstanding cohort of international scholars and practitioners who have chosen to share their innovative work in this volume. I trust you will be as stimulated as I am by the high-level scholarship they have produced. AT SITE, we are honored to have their work published in the 2011 Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education.

Please enjoy this volume and consider using SITE, through its conferences and publications, to share your work with our growing international community.


Michael Searson President, Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education SITE Executive Director, School for Global Education & Innovation, Kean University


C. Maddux, D. Gibson, B. Dodge, M. Koehler, P. Mishra & C. Owens (Eds.). (2011). Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2011. Chesapeake, VA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved June 22, 2021 from .

Table of Contents


Rethinking Pedagogy

Game Changers for Teacher Education 3
David Gibson and Gerald Knezek
Developing a HEAT Framework for Assessing and Improving Instruction 13
Marge Maxwell, Matthew Constant, Rebecca Stobaugh, and Janet Tassel
Problem Upon Problem: Integrating PBL Throughout a Computing Curriculum 21
Samuel B. Fee


Developing Secondary Mathematics Preservice Teachers’ Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) Influencing Positive Growth 31
Jeremy Zelkowski
Testing a TPACK-Based Technology Integration Observation Instrument 39
Mark Hofer, Neal Grandgenett, Judi Harris, and Kathy Swan
Learning by Design: TPACK in Action Technology Integration Preparation for Preservice Teachers 47
Liangyue Lu, Laurene Johnson, Leigh M. Tolley, Theresa Gilliard-Cook, and Jing Lei
Using the TPACK Framework to Study a Sixth Grade Classroom with High Access to Technology 55
Keith Wetzel and Summer Marshall

Integrating Newer Technologies

Integrating an Open Textbook into Undergraduate Teacher Education 65
Terence Cavanaugh
Web Video Project as an Instructional Strategy in Teacher Education 73
Denys Lupshenyuk, Martha M. Hocutt, and Ron Owston
YouTube Annotations: Reflecting Interactive, Web based Hypervideos in Teacher Education 81
Thomas Winkler, Martina Ide, and Michael Herczeg
Interactive Whiteboard Technology 89
Cesar C. Navarrete
Poetry in Motion: Using VoiceThread to Prepare 21st Century English Teachers 97
Leanna Archambault and David Lee Carlson
Content on Student Learning 105
Scott Elliot and Cathy Mikulas

Blended and Distance Environments

Lessons Learned from Teaching in Hybrid Learning Environments for In-Service Mathematics Teachers 115
Heng-Yu Ku, Chatchada Akarasriworn, Lisa A. Rice, David M. Glassmeyer, Bernadette Mendoza, and Shandy Hauk
Preparing for Doctoral Supervision at a Distance: Lessons from Experience 121
Peter R Albion and Ronel Erwee
Engaging Students through 21st Century Art Learning: Three-dimensional Virtual World Pedagogy 129
Lilly Lu
Students’ Argument Patterns in Asynchronous Dialogues for Learning 137
Lisbeth Amhag
Social Networking And Education: Using Facebook As An Edusocial Space 145
Pamela Pollara and Jie Zhu

Attitudes and Perceptions

Teachers’ Perspectives on Using Graphical Representations in Enhancing the Process of Mathematical Modeling 157
Andrzej Sokolowski and Elsa Gonzalez y Gonzalez
Pre-Service Teacher Survey and Collaboration Between the United States and Jordan 165
Christine J. Anderson, Marisa Beard, and Lama Bergstrand Othman
What Makes Preservice Teachers Trust Digital Technology? 173
Andrea Francis
Multimedia Juvenile Victimization: School Faculty Perspectives about Youth Behavior 181
Thanh Truc Nguyen
Identified by High Technology-Using Teachers 189
Priscilla Norton and Dawn Hathaway
Two Teachers’ Technology Use: Recommendations for English Teacher Preparation 199
Sara Flanagan and Melanie Shoffner
Instructional Technology Adoption Strategies for College of Education Faculty 209
Robert Bowe
Recruiting Appalachian Girls to STEM Educational and Career Paths: Implications for Teacher Education 217
Reagan Curtis, Gary Winn, Robin Hensel, Philip Adu, and Neelam Kher

Sharing Resources in a Networked World

Literature 229
Cleborne D. Maddux, Leping Liu, Wenzhen Li, and Jenna Sexton
Sharing Digital Resources among Teacher Educators 237
Lena Olsson, Eeva Koroma, and Jennifer Monroe


Using Games to Prepare Ethical Educators 247
Karen Schrier and David Gibson
Video Game Design Principles in Logo Impact Teacher Candidates’ Technology Integration 255
Aaron C. Bruewer and Kathryn G. Shafer
Use of Targeted Games to Support Instruction 263
Marilyn Ault, Jana Craig Hare, Bruce Frey, and Gail Tiemann