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SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 05, 2012


Paul Resta

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Number of papers: 858

  1. Exploring Project-Based Learning and Digital Fabrication Through Transmedia Books

    William Kjellstrom, Daniel Tillman, Jonathan Cohen & Gabriella Ducamp, University of Virginia, United States

    The poster/demonstration will feature examples of hands-on activities that incorporate digital fabrication and project-based learning principles. Physical models, lessons, and collected research... More

    pp. 1041-1045

  2. The Paper Airplane Contest: Fabricating for Flight and Mathematical Problem Solving

    William Kjellstrom, Daniel Tillman & Jonathan Cohen, University of Virginia, United States

    Vested interests across the U.S. express concerns that students leaving K-12 schools are unprepared to deal with the complexities of STEM disciplines in the real world (Bull, Knezek, & Gibson, 2009... More

    pp. 1046-1051

  3. Measurement of STEM Dispositions in Elementary School Students

    Gerald Knezek, University of North Texas, United States; Rhonda Christensen, Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching & Learning, United States; Tandra Tyler-Wood, University of North Texas, United States; Sita Periathiruvaldi, Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching & Learning, United States; Curby Alexander, institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching & Learning, United States; Garry Mayes, University of North Texas, United States; Charlotte Owens & Dale Magoun, University of Louisiana Monroe, United States

    This paper focuses on the development and refinement of a new instrument for measuring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) dispositions in elementary school students. Reliability and ... More

    pp. 1052-1059

  4. Customizable Mechatronics Tools for Engineering Design in Teacher Preparation and K-12 Education

    Peter Malcolm, Daniel Tillman & Caner Uguz, University of Virginia, United States

    This paper presents new developments from Fab@School, a K-12 initiative designed to broaden teachers’ and students’ STEM knowledge through hands-on projects and digital fabrication. This work... More

    pp. 1060-1065

  5. Creating a NASA MMS Trans-Media Book

    David Slykhuis, James Madison University, United States; Troy Cline, NASA, United States; Willy Kjellstrom, Randy Bell & Daniel Tillman, University of Virginia, United States; Cecilia Lenk, Reynolds Foundation, United States; David Thornburg, Thornburg Center, United States; Michael Spector, University of Georgia, United States; Shirley Barbier, NASA, United States

    A Trans-media book pushes the reader well beyond the physical limits of the pages of the book. In this presentation, we will explore how we developed a Tbook based around the upcoming NASA... More

    pp. 1066-1069

  6. Go to Your Classroom and Make Meaning: Using the Digital Fabrication Process to Make Original Pop-up Books in an Afterschool Program

    Shaunna Smith, University of Houston, United States

    This poster session will showcase the educational uses of the digital fabrication process, an affordable, student-friendly design technology. Digital fabrication can be used to make meaningful... More

    pp. 1070-1074

  7. Meaningfully Integrating Digital Fabrication in an Afterschool Program

    Shaunna Smith, University of Houston, United States

    As new and engaging technologies emerge, the education community has an opportunity to investigate meaningful ways to use them in the classroom. Such opportunities can provide students with a... More

    pp. 1075-1084

  8. A Role for Digital Fabrication Activities Utilizing the Engineering Design Process in Developing Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Mathematics and Science Pedagogy

    Daniel Tillman, Gabriella Ducamp, Crystal Dejaegher, Jonathan Cohen & William Kjellstrom, University of Virginia, United States; Shaunna Smith, University of Houston, United States

    This study (begun August 2011 and scheduled to complete January 2012) is designed to determine how an instructional technology course incorporating an engineering design framework with digital... More

    pp. 1085-1090

  9. Middle School Water Conservation Unit: Increasing Middle Schoolers Interest in Pursuing a Career in Environmental Engineering

    Tandra Tyler-Wood, Alexander Curby, Sita Periathiruvadi, Gerald Knezek & Rhonda Christensen, University of North Texas, United States; Arrowood Dana, University of Texas at Arlington, United States

    This poster explores the use of digital fabrication as a tool to train middle school students in the concepts of environmental engineering. Students are presented with a real life scenario which... More

    pp. 1091-1093

  10. Pre-service teachers’ competencies for technology integration: Insights from a mathematics-specific instructional technology course

    Douglas Agyei, University of Cape Coast, Ghana; Joke Voogt, University of Twenete, Netherlands

    A combination of various measures (self-report, learning outcomes and written reports) was employed to investigate 104 pre-service teachers’ competencies in spreadsheet integration after enrolling ... More

    pp. 1094-1099

  11. Elementary Education Preservice Teacher Candidates' Participation and Perceptions of a Professional Book Club: A Case Study

    Pamela Beck, University of North Dakota, United States

    Abstract: This paper is a report on the findings of a case study contextualized in an undergraduate level elementary education methods course focused primarily on reading education. Over the... More

    pp. 1100-1105

  12. Building Community: Effective Strategies to Increase Interaction in Online Learning

    Carolyn Bishop & Rebecca Hong, Biola University, United States

    Abstract: This paper addresses the rapid increase in online program delivery of college courses and examines the lag in faculty development and training in effective strategies to deliver online... More

    pp. 1106-1111

  13. Creating a Locus for Extreme Learning: The Case of Learning Design Solutions

    Ana-Paula Correia, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, United States

    : Learning Design Solutions is a service center that provides alternative educational technology consulting services inside and outside Iowa State University. The idea for an organization like this... More

    pp. 1112-1116

  14. Graduate Teacher Education: New Directions in Leadership Development

    Dennis Culver, Tera Lawson, Wei Wang & Ana Paula Correia, Iowa State University, United States

    This proposal highlights the trajectory of a graduate student from his initial teacher education program to his evolving role as a leader in educational technology. During his graduate program in... More

    pp. 1117-1121

  15. Preparing 21st Century Teachers: Not Just Playing Games

    Marilyn Dolven, Georgia Gwinnett College, United States

    The World Wide Web has had a significant effect on the way 21st-century students think and learn (Prensky, 2001). Using technology based games for teaching is one way to shift to a more appropriate... More

    p. 1122

  16. Second Life’s Influence on a K-12 First Year Teacher’s Self-Efficacy and Curriculum Development

    Ashley Doty & Li-Wei Peng, West Liberty University, United States; Cheun-Yeong Lee, Republic of China Military Academy, Taiwan

    K-12 first year teachers encounter a range of obstacles from classroom management, curriculum, and being confident in decisions. First year teachers desire more support from fellow colleagues,... More

    pp. 1123-1128

  17. Developing TPACK around the world: Probing the framework even as we apply it

    Petra Fisser, University of Twente, Netherlands; Joke Voogt, Douglas Agyei, Ayoub Kafyulilo & Ghaida Alayyar, University of Twente, Netherlands; Denise Schmidt-Crawford & Ann Thompson, Iowa State University, United States; David Gibson, simSchool, United States; Gerald Knezek, University of North Texas, United States; Jo Tondeur, Ghent University, Belgium

    Meaningful use of ICT in education requires teachers to develop knowledge and skills that enables them to integrate ICT with a suitable pedagogical approach for teaching specific subject matter in ... More

    pp. 1129-1131

  18. The Effect of Project-Based Learning on Enhancing Analytical Thinking Skills in Future Computer Teachers

    Olfat Fodah, king Saud University, Saudi Arabia

    The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of Project-Based Learning (PBL) on enhancing analytical thinking skills among future computer teachers in Saudi Arabia. The study employed a... More

    pp. 1132-1138

  19. Here, There, and Everywhere: Building a Cohesive Online Faculty

    Jessica Fuda Daddio & Jackie Booth, Keiser University, United States

    Abstract: This poster session will share current findings and engage participants in discussing ideas on building a cohesive online faculty. Through the development of current and future faculty,... More

    pp. 1139-1140

  20. Integrating Digital Games and Simulations Into Teacher Education

    David Gibson, simSchool, United States; Pamela Redmond, Touro University, United States; Gerald Knezek, University of North Texas, United States; Ana Donaldson, AECT, United States; Cindy Anderson, Roosevelt University, United States

    The National Technology Leadership Coalition in partnership with the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, will discuss ideas for the first in a series of handbooks designed to... More

    pp. 1141-1142