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  1. Tools for Mobile Apps Development in Primary Schools “A Fourth Grader Case Study”

    Ferial Khaddage, Deakin University School of IT, Australia; Johannes Magenheim & Melanie Margaritis, Universität Paderborn Fakultät Elektrotechnik, Informatik und Mathematik, Germany

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2425–2428

    Mobile apps are becoming the main tool/technology to handle, manage and organize information on a mobile device. During this roundtable we attempt to describe a method/approach on how to introduce ... More

    pp. 2425-2428

  2. Big Learning for the Future: High Possibility Classrooms in the Middle School

    Jane Hunter, University of Western Sydney, Australia

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2347–2355

    The paper examines High Possibility Classrooms (HPC) in a research study conducted in a middle school context in Sydney, Australia. Teachers in the study were exposed to professional development... More

    pp. 2347-2355

  3. Leveraging Resources to Create University-K12 Win-Win Partnerships in Mobile Learning

    Catherine Fulford, Curtis Ho & Ritsuko Iyoda, University of Hawaii, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1626–1631

    This paper reports collaborative efforts between a middle school math teacher in the Hawai`i Department of Education (HDOE) and a Learning Enhancement Through Innovations (LEI Aloha) grant team... More

    pp. 1626-1631

  4. Literature Instruction in the Middle School: Livescribe and a University-School Partnership

    Shelbie Witte & Amy Piotrowski, Florida State University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2125–2128

    A sixth grade teacher, her student teacher, and university-based teacher educators partnered to create and implement centers using Livescribe smartpens. These centers encourage collaboration as... More

    pp. 2125-2128

  5. Effect of Online and Onsite Writing Prompts on Writing Achievement Among Elementary, Middle and High School Students: A Trilogy.

    Samuel Securro & Lisa Heaton, Marshall University, United States; Beth Peterson, Kentucky Department of Education, United States; Stacy Murrell, West Virginia Department of Education, United States; Mindy Allenger, Marshall University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2110–2116

    The presentation will synthesize the findings and implications of three independent but related research investigations that explored the effects of online and onsite writing prompts on student... More

    pp. 2110-2116

  6. Promoting sTEm in Grades 2 – 8 by Engaging Students in Hands-on Engineering and Technology Activities that Leverage Fundament Science and Mathematics Concepts

    Geoff Wright, Brigham Young University, College of Engineering and Technology, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2049–2053

    Over the past three years a research group comprised of a technology and engineering education (TEE) professor and several undergraduate technology and engineering students have designed and... More

    pp. 2049-2053

  7. Teacher Implementation of Co-Designed iPad Integrated Science Instruction

    Lana Minshew & Janice Anderson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1685–1690

    Technology alone is not enough to guarantee student engagement and learning, teachers are essential in the integration of technology in the classroom. Classroom technology is integrated into... More

    pp. 1685-1690

  8. Teacher Efficacy in 1:1 Tablet Integration: Year 2

    Lana Minshew & Janice Anderson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1679–1684

    This poster provides an update on the ongoing research in a one-to-one table initiative at an urban middle school in the southeastern United States. Expanding upon the work presented at SITE 2014,... More

    pp. 1679-1684

  9. The Influence of Class Sets of Mobile Devices on Student Learning

    Nick Lux & Art Bangert, Montana State University, United States; Miles McGeehan & Rob Watson, Bozeman School District, United States; Kathryn Will-Dubyak, Montana State University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1658–1666

    This quantitative study, part of a larger mixed-methods study, focused specifically on investigating the influence on student achievement of class sets of Chromebook computers. In this case, a... More

    pp. 1658-1666

  10. The Effects of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in An Virtual School World Language Courses: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach

    Yining Zhang, Chin-Hsi Lin & Ruhui Ni, Michigan State University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1516–1522

    Among all the potential factors that affect the success of K-12 online learning, self-regulation learning is an essential one. This study compares the unique contributions of intrinsic and... More

    pp. 1516-1522

  11. Collaboration Practices and Attitudes for Students in Cyber Charter Classrooms

    Hanna Mincemoyer & Victoria Raish, Pennsylvania State University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1485–1491

    This study explores the attitudes of middle school students enrolled in a cyber charter science course. It aims to add student-centered research to a somewhat new field in the educational landscape... More

    pp. 1485-1491

  12. Nurturing Innovation within a 1:1 Middle School

    Cassandra Scharber, University of Minnesota, United States; John Alberts, Austin Public Schools, United States; Lana Peterson, University of Minnesota, United States; Derik Gustafson & Jennifer Gosha, Austin Public Schools, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1396–1398

    Approaching technology integration using best practices that acknowledge the teachers’ already heavy work loads and focus on quality teaching and learning in a safe and supportive environment can... More

    pp. 1396-1398

  13. A Case Study of Implementing Classroom Blogging Activities in Elementary Schools

    Betty Ebrecht & Heng-Yu Ku, University of Northern Colorado, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1152–1155

    This paper is a report of the findings of a study conducted in three 3rd-5th grade level classrooms concerning the use of classroom blogging as an instructional strategy. A qualitative multiple... More

    pp. 1152-1155

  14. Teacher participation in ongoing online professional development to support curriculum implementation: Effects of the GlobalEd 2 PD program on student affective learning outcomes

    Jeremy Riel & Kimberly A. Lawless, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States; Scott W. Brown, University of Connecticut, United States; Lisa J. Lynn, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1031–1038

    There is a growing interest in ongoing and just-in-time professional development (PD) opportunities that are delivered online for teachers who are implementing new curricula. We report on our... More

    pp. 1031-1038

  15. Perspectives on a Faculty-in-Residence Program: A School-University Partnership to Increase Teacher Use of Digital Media for Learning

    Danielle Herro & Lorraine Jacques, Clemson University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 938–943

    This paper discusses the experiences of a researcher and teacher educator (RTE) participating in a faculty-in-residence program in a newly opened STEAM middle school in the south. The goal of the... More

    pp. 938-943

  16. Gaming Geography: Using Minecraft to Teach Essential Geographic Skills

    Michael Scarlett, Augustana College, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 838–840

    Can the sandbox video game Minecraft be used as an effective tool to teach upper elementary/middle school students essential geographic skills? I am currently designing a study with the help of... More

    pp. 838-840

  17. Using Online Applets to Improve Students’ Mathematical Reasoning

    Mustafa Demir & Rico Reaser, University of Detroit Mercy, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2014 (Oct 27, 2014) pp. 482–487

    This study examined the effects of using Online Math Applets (OMAs) on middle school students’ solutions of the mathematical problems requiring different levels of mathematical reasoning. Through... More

    pp. 482-487

  18. STEM Academy: MIddle school students learn about graphing using technology tools

    Angelia Reid-Griffin & Kelli Slaten, UNC Wilmington, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 2947–2951

    To help with the challenges many middle school students experience when learning how to use new tools in the classroom, we provided a technology training session during our summer academy for... More

    pp. 2947-2951

  19. Middle School STEAM Camp Perspectives and Attitudes Towards STEM

    Jennifer Miller, University of North Texas/Dublin Independent School District, United States; Alana Phillips, University of North Texas, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 1940–1944

    As US K12 public school leadership attempt to build a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) academic and career readiness program, it is essential to understand middle school... More

    pp. 1940-1944

  20. Effects of experience of stressful life events and stress on aggressive behavior toward student peers on the Internet and in school in Japan

    Kanae Suzuki, University of Tsukuba, Japan; Ayuchi Yamaoka, Ochanomizu University, Japan; Rui Katsura, Kawamura Gakuen Woman's University, Japan; Akira Sakamoto, Ochanomizu University, Japan; Megumi Kashibuchi, University of Tsukuba, Japan

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) p. 1478

    This study examined the effects of experience of stressful life events and stress from these events on aggressive behavior toward student peers on the Internet and in school. A questionnaire was... More

    p. 1478