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SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 26, 2007

Editors

Roger Carlsen; Karen McFerrin; Jerry Price; Roberta Weber; Dee Anna Willis

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Number of papers: 702

  1. Teacher and Student Actual and Desired Usage of Technology Tools in an Online Course

    Thomas Franza, Elsa-Sofia Morote & Stephanie Tatum, Dowling College, United States

    This study examined the use of communication tools in the online courses of a medium-sized liberal arts college in order to compare the actual employment of current technology by faculty and... More

    pp. 1982-1988

  2. What Teacher Education Needs to Know about Web 2.0: Preparing New Teachers in the 21st Century

    Christine Greenhow, University of Minnesota, United States

    This paper begins with a short history of the rise of social networking and Web 2.0 technologies before turning to a select review of the research literature on the use of these technologies in... More

    pp. 1989-1992

  3. Searching the Web through WebQuests

    Taralynn Hartsell, The University of Southern Mississippi, United States

    WebQuests have increased in educational popularity by helping students perform inquiry-based and/or cooperative learning that is planned and organized. The need for students to cipher through... More

    pp. 1993-1996

  4. A Proposal of a Methodology to Detect Triggers from Differences between Planned and Implemented Instructions for Teacher Reflections

    Yuki Higuchi, Fumiko Konno & Takashi Mitsuishi, Tohoku University, Japan; Kentaro Go, University of Yamanashi, Japan

    In recent years, reflective activities have attracted attention in the educational domain; several methodologies have been proposed to facilitate such activities. However, some difficulties remain:... More

    pp. 1997-2005

  5. JMU/Microsoft Partnership for 21st Century Skills: Overview of Goals, Activities, and Challenges

    Richard Ingram, James Madison University, United States

    The JMU/Microsoft Partnership for 21st Century Skills, funded by a grant from Microsoft Corporation, is implementing a multi-year statewide program to enhance Virginia teachers' use of technology... More

    pp. 2006-2013

  6. Learning of Scientific Thinking Using Reflection Support Tool

    Kazuhide Kanenishi, Center for Advanced information Technology, The University of Tokushima, Japan; Ryo Okamoto, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Japan; Yasuo Miyoshi, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokushima, Japan; Takahiko Mendori, Kochi University of Technology, Japan; Kenji Matsuura, Center for Advanced information Technology, The University of Tokushima, Japan; Junko Minato & Yoneo Yano, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokushima, Japan

    In this paper we propose a framework of learning using metacognition for practical use in order to acquire the science thinking. We develop the reflection tool that draws a hypothesis ... More

    pp. 2014-2020

  7. E-mentoring: Provding Support for Teacher Education Graduates In Their First Year of Teaching

    Gary Kilburg & Eloise Hockett, George Fox University, United States

    This study examines the progress and outcomes of a new pilot e-mentoring program for first year teachers who have graduated from a private school of education on the west coast. The platform used... More

    pp. 2021-2025

  8. The Music is not in the Piano: Engaging vs. Enabling MS PowerPoint

    Andrea Kohlhase, DiMeB (Digital Media in Education), University Bremen, Germany

    In this paper we want to showcase how the transformation from an enabling towards an engaging technology in school might be done with MS PowerPoint (PPT) with an open-source extension – the ... More

    pp. 2026-2028

  9. Teacher Knowledge Standards and Digital Affordances: The Creation of an Interactive Literacy Resource Exchange for Teacher Education

    Kendall Leon, Writing in Digital Environments Research Center, United States; Jim Fredricksen, Michigan State University Teacher Education Program, United States; Michael McLeod & Douglas Eyman, Michigan State University Rhetoric and Writing Program, United States

    In this roundtable, our research team will demonstrate to participants an interactive resource hub designed for use in teacher education courses. Our roundtable will be useful to educators... More

    pp. 2029-2034

  10. Widening the Audience: Using Podcasting to Share Student Work

    Jane Carol Manner, East Carolina University, United States

    The use of podcasting in teacher education has enormous potential in terms of sharing many forms of communication in an engaging and asynchronous way. This presentation will describe a group of... More

    pp. 2035-2038

  11. Multidimensional Computer Literacy Program for Typical and Special Needs Children: An Auburn University Case Study

    Daniela Marghitu, Elizabeth Zylla-Jones, Aaron Garrett & Lacey Strange, Auburn University, United States

    A multidimensional computer literacy pilot program, designed to enhance computer knowledge for a targeted population of typical and special needs children, ages seven to fourteen, was developed at ... More

    pp. 2039-2046

  12. An Examination of the Impact of Emerging Technologies on eLearning

    Bill McDaniel, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland

    eLearning has, to date, mostly been a matter of content being displayed on PCs running Windows, Linux, or MAC OS. Emerging technologies have recently, however, expanded the capabilities and scope... More

    pp. 2047-2050

  13. Providing Access to Technology with Edubuntu Linux

    Sean McKay, George Fox University, United States; Charlie Rice, Chehalem Youth and Family Services, United States

    The potential of Linux in promoting low-cost and even free access to technology mandates that teacher educators familiarize themselves with the technology and the possibilities that exist to... More

    pp. 2051-2052

  14. Teach Your Students How to Do Project Based Learning with PBL-Online

    John Mergendoller, Buck Institute Education for Education, United States; Jason Ravitz, Buck Institute for Education, United States

    WWW.PBL-Online.org is a multi-pathway website designed to introduce teachers to Project Based Learning and support them as they conceive, plan, conduct and assess projects in any subject area... More

    pp. 2053-2055

  15. Using PBL-Online in Educational Technology Graduate Programs, Professional Development and International Collaboration

    John Mergendoller, Buck Institute for Education, United States; Kerry Rice, Boise State University, United States; Michael Searson, Kean University, United States; Denise Schmidt, Iowa State University, United States; Jason Ravitz, Buck Institute for Education, United States

    WWW.PBL-ONLINE.ORG is the premier online resource for preparing educators to use Project Based Learning in their Classes. This panel will demonstrate the power and depth of the PBL-Online website, ... More

    pp. 2056-2057

  16. Socio-interactive technologies for the support of writing skills in Foreign Languages

    Daria Mizza, James Madison University, United States

    pp. 2058-2063

  17. Comparing Two Online Learning Environments: A Classroom of One or Many?

    Priscilla Norton & Dawn Hathaway, George Mason University, United States

    Abstract: Online learning is rapidly becoming a permanent feature of higher education. Although it offers many benefits to the adult learner, it commonly uses traditional instructional frameworks... More

    pp. 2064-2071

  18. ‘Learning to Learn’ (L2L) and the Meaningful Use of ICTs, Part 1

    Daithi Ó Murchú, Hibernia College, Ireland; Roger Carlsen, Wright State University, United States; Roberta K Weber, Florida Atlantic University, United States

    'Learning to Learn' (L2L) has been identified in many contexts as one of the basic skills for success in the knowledge society. With increasingly rapid changes in the work place, in part due to... More

    pp. 2072-2073

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  19. Issues Confronted while Designing a Student-Developed Online Textbook

    Patrick O'Shea, Shanan Chappell, Dwight Allen & Peter Baker, Old Dominion University, United States

    This paper discusses the process that was undertaken to design and implement a student-developed online textbook using Wikibooks technology. This process required a great deal of preparation,... More

    pp. 2074-2079

  20. Technology for the Classroom: Creating and Using Podcasts

    Ray Pastore, Penn State University, United States; Raymond Pastore, Bloomsburg University, United States

    This discussion will focus on different designs and methods that are being used to implement podcasting into the classroom environment. Podcasting technology is one of the latest trends being... More

    pp. 2080-2081