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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 3393–3398
Project-based learning has its roots in the field of constructivism. Dewey in the 30s and 40s (Hands-On, Real Life Application), Piaget (the need for Concrete to Abstract) in the 50s and Bloom in the 60s (Higher Order Thinking) provided teachers...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 37–42
Lateral entry teacher in NC have the task of taking online and/or hybrid classes to meet the requirements of licensure for the state. These teachers are hired without having had any education coursework. A team of teachers worked together for the...
Topics: Distance/Flexible Education
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 2594–2599
First Year Experience students at UNCA participated in a technology-based project with ESL children at a local elementary school during their first semester at college. The course was entitled "What is Teaching" and highlighted various aspects of...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 3747–3749
This paper reports on one dimension of the Appalachian Rural Teacher Technology Alliance (ARTTA), which was formed in 2000 to engage four teacher education programs and three public school partnerships in the integration of technology into pre...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) p. 4806
Supporting new teachers has been a long standing tradition for local universities and a definite need for schools and districts. Data reveals that providing support to new teachers positively impacts their satisfaction, performance, and retention. ...
Using Technology to Promote Mentoring and Reflection between Beginning and Experienced Math Teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 4807–4814
This paper discusses how technology was used to promote reflection and mentoring in a beginning teacher support program for math teachers. Various technologies were tested and used to virtually connect mentees and mentors from various locations...
Digital Storytelling: A Tool for Identifying and Developing Cultural Competence with Preservice Teachers in an Introduction to Middle Level Education Course
Current Issues in Middle Level Education Vol. 22, No. 1 (2017) pp. 31–36
Using five themes associated with a diversity intensive undergraduate course, preservice teachers in an upper level introduction to middle grade course described their knowledge of cultural competence using digital storytelling as the tool. Findings ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 3266–3267
This study aims to explore the effects of using iPod Touch with Face Time devices to develop effective mentoring strategies on mathematics teachers in a virtual mentoring project. Data from a pilot study yielded a two-year grant that focuses on...
(2013) pp. 1–186
Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education is now in its fifth year of publication, and has become one of the most important journals for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). This journal represents the...