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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. High Quality Internet Resources for Early Childhood Teachers

    Judy Donovan, Indiania University Northwest, United States

    This session will demonstrate high quality, free Internet resources for early childhood teachers. (Many of the sites can also be used by K-2 teachers). The presentation will highlight the wide... More

    pp. 2735-2736

  2. The use of web-based tools to teach action research: A developing instructional model for teacher researchers

    Veronica Estrada & Alcione Ostorga, The University of Texas-Pan American, United States

    Given the present demands for teacher accountability, it is imperative that teacher preparation programs prepare teachers by developing their ability to reflect deeply about their practices and to ... More

    pp. 2737-2742

  3. Action Research to Design Professional Development in Technology for Early Childhood Teachers

    Sharon Hirschy, Collin College, United States

    The roundtable will provide a model for inservice training for early childhood educators including public school and in child care. An overview of training needs in technology for early childhood ... More

    p. 2743

  4. Computers in early childhood classrooms

    Hengameh Kermani, University of North Carolina Wilmington, United States

    The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of developmental computer experiences on children's language and literacy learning. Classroom curriculum themes were augmented with literature... More

    pp. 2744-2747

  5. HyperStudio® and the Big Book: Reflections of Multimedia Production Horrors and Successes

    Carmen Pena & Leticia De Leon, University of Texas Pan American, United States

    When HyperStudio®, multimedia authoring software, met emergent literacy in an instructional technology course for elementary preservice teachers, the results were creative and dramatic. These... More

    pp. 2748-2749

  6. Perceptions of Preservice Teachers in Using Handheld Computers to Teach Literacy in an Elementary Classroom

    Deanna Romano & Mary Rycik, Ashland University, United States

    Whereas most research describes results of using handheld computers with third- through ninth-graders, our evaluation discovered that handheld computers have great potential for primary students... More

    pp. 2750-2753

  7. Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Technology Literacy of Young Learners

    Dina Rosen, Kean University, United States; Sue Haugland, Metropolitan College of Denver, United States; Candace Jaruszewicz, nterim Director, Miles Early Childhood Development Center, United States

    Panel participants will discuss developmentally appropriate use of technology in early childhood settings and consider issues related to preparing teachers to create developmentally appropriate... More

    pp. 2754-2757

  8. Preparing teachers to use Digital Stories to Develop Young Children's Literacy Skills

    Dina Rosen, Kean University, United States; Arlene Bloom, New Jersey City University, United States; Valerie Rawnicki & Kristin Caccio, Kean University, United States

    Most educators of young children are familiar with storytelling and believe storytelling is a critical component of their instruction. In deed, many early childhood educators and researchers... More

    pp. 2758-2760

  9. Online Mentoring as a Vehicle to Stronger Teacher Prep Programs: One University's Story

    Donna Sanderson, West Chester University, United States

    In a time when educational goals and standards are being homogenized, even at the University level, it is refreshing to see movement toward pre-service teachers receiving individual assistance as... More

    pp. 2761-2763

  10. Real Time - Real World: Videoconference Observations and Reflection in Preservice Field Experience

    Kim Truesdell & Marion Barnett, Buffalo State College, United States

    Finding meaningful ways for preservice teachers to complete initial, introductory observations and then make sense of these observations can be difficult. With the assistance of PT3 funding and... More

    pp. 2764-2771

  11. Use of Technology in Public Preschools and Head Start Programs in the USA

    Filiz Varol, Dale Farran, Mark Lipsey & Carol Bilbrey, Vanderbilt University, United States

    Researchers have identified potential benefits of computer use for children's development. In order to improve four-year old children's skills and have them begin their education on an equal... More

    pp. 2772-2775

  12. Eight Minutes and Falling: The Fate of Reading in a Digital Age

    Lawrence Baines, University of Toledo, United States

    Abstract: Although the time adolescents spend watching television continues to expand, the fastest growing segments of leisure-time activity are the Internet and video games. While choices in... More

    pp. 2776-2781

  13. Using DV to create Online Digital Book Reviews

    Deirdre Butler, St. Patrick's College, Dublin City University, Ireland; Margaret Leahy, St. Patrick's College, Ireland

    This paper outlines and describes the results of a pilot study, which was conducted to explore the effectiveness of an online book review project. It focused on the production of book reviews by... More

    pp. 2782-2789

  14. Pen-pals as Language Tutors: A Telecollaborative Project for Individualized Instruction in Large EFL Class

    Wen-Chun Chen, Susan Pedersen & Zohreh Eslami, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States; I-Jung Chen, Takming College and National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

    This study investigates the possible language improvements EFL learners can achieve in a large class through an international telecollaborative project between nonnative and native English speakers... More

    pp. 2790-2795

  15. The Perceptions of English Language Learners toward Using Online Course Management System

    Hsiu-Jen Cheng, Ohio University, United States

    This study is to examine the perceptions of college students toward English as foreign language courses using an online course management system. The student perceptions were examined based on... More

    pp. 2796-2801

  16. Left Behind: Challenges for English/Language Arts and Technology Educators in the Third Millennium

    Jeannine Hirtle, The University of Texas at Arlington, United States; Leslie Patterson, University of North Texas, United States; Liz Stehens, Texas State University, United States

    Abstract: English Language Arts Educators are faced with more opportunities and greater challenges than at any other time in their history. The new literacies available to teachers afford a great... More

    pp. 2802-2806

  17. Assisting cloze test making with a web application

    Ayako Hoshino & Hiroshi Nakagawa, University of Tokyo, Japan

    We present an internet-based system that helps teachers to make a cloze test on an online news article. The current system supports question making of grammar and vocabulary of English. The system... More

    pp. 2807-2814

  18. Sakumon: An assistance system for English cloze test

    Ayako Hoshino & Hiroshi Nakagawa, University of Tokyo, Japan

    We present an internet-based system that helps teachers to make a cloze test on an online news article. The current system supports question making of grammar and vocabulary of English. The system... More

    pp. 2815-2816

  19. International College Students’ Perceptions of English Learning Experiences in High School

    Kioh Kim, Karen McFerrin, Ron McBride & Sanghoon Park, Northwestern State University, United States

    This research is to compare the teaching/learning styles/methods between Asian and European high schools, and to determine the styles and methods that are more effective for the teaching and... More

    pp. 2817-2821

  20. How much can we learn by cellular phones?

    Midori Kimura, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan

    The purpose of our presentation is to introduce the results of our three-year project on the mobile English language learning by cellular phones. In Japan, almost 100% of students own cellular... More

    pp. 2822-2827