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North Carolina State University
Science Scope Vol. 34, No. 9 (July 2011) pp. 66–70
Weather is a topic that occurs many times in the standard course of study (NRC 1996) from elementary school through high school. The activity described in this article allows students to collect data on the questions that interest them about the...
Using Student-Generated Animations about Water Boiling to Impact Student Understanding of the Particulate Nature of Matter
(2012) pp. 1–157
This study is a mixed-methods analysis of 94 students in six Scientific Visualization (Sci Vis) classes of two instructors. The Sci Vis curriculum teaches students to use a variety of visualization tools (e.g. ArcView™, 3ds Max® and Flash™) to...
Scaffolding Pedagogical Change: Professional Development to Support Elementary Teachers in Implementing Mobile Maker Kits
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 1569–1577
The purpose of this paper is to describe findings from a study in which we investigated a gradual increase of responsibility model to scaffold a 1st and a 3rd grade teacher as they integrated interdisciplinary, standards-based Mobile Maker Kits into ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2020 (Apr 07, 2020) pp. 1298–1302
In this paper, we explore how standards-based Making activities offer opportunities for teachers to address interdisciplinary concepts and encourage students to tinker, collaborate, create, and design. This qualitative study draws on results from a...
Supporting Teachers’ Technology Integration: A Descriptive Analysis of Social and Teaching Presence in Technical Support Sessions
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 22, No. 2 (April 2014) pp. 137–165
Given the importance of technology in today’s society, many teacher professional development (TPD) efforts incorporate instructional technologies. Following TPD, little is known about how to adequately support teachers in the use of these...
Science Scope Vol. 34, No. 4 (December 2010) pp. 16–22
The Crime Scene Labs is a technology-enhanced unit with seven laboratory stations. Probes at many of the stations facilitate students collecting and analyzing their own data (some lessons are adapted from Volz and Sapatka 2000). The labs are...
Infusing Computational Thinking into Disciplinary Teaching: From Professional Development to Classroom Practice
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2020 (Apr 07, 2020) pp. 1751–1755
This study draws on data collected from a larger research project, Infusing Computing, which aims to design and implement models for supporting middle and high school teachers as they infuse computing into their disciplinary teaching. Specifically,...
What do Activity Trackers and a Tablet Have in Common? STEM Ambassador Lesson Plans, Tips, and Tricks
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 1747–1753
This paper describes lesson plans designed for and implemented in The Citadel’s STEM Ambassador Program. STEM Ambassador is a professional development initiative designed to support STEM teaching pedagogies and increase interdisciplinary STEM...
Perceptions of Certified and Civil Service Approved School Business Administrators on their Job-related Technology Skills
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 976–981
This study focused on the job-related technology skills acquired by school business administrators who were either Civil Service approved or New York State certified and contrasted their reported actual and ideal skills in the area of technology. ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 3517–3523
Fifty-eight percent of k-12 school business administrators in the Western New York region participated in a survey, in which actual and ideal computer use was assessed in three categories: basic, job specific, and information sharing. We found that...
Infusing Computing Through Professional Development: Shifts in Content Area Teachers’ Understandings of Computational Thinking Integration
Robin Jocius; Jennifer Albert; Ashley Andrews; Veronica Catete; Yihuan Dong; Deepti Joshi; Richard Robinson; Tiffany Barnes; Nicholas Lytle
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 302–305
The purpose of this session is to describe our implementation of a professional development model designed to support middle and secondary content area teachers in integrating computational thinking into their classrooms. Drawing on findings from...