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SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 25, 2013


Ron McBride; Michael Searson

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Number of papers: 881

  1. An Online Tool for Case Studies for Multicultural Teacher Education:

    Yasar Bodur, Georgia Southern University, United States; Zafer Unal, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg, United States

    This article describes exploratory findings on the use of an online tool for integrating case studies in multicultural education course. The authors created the online application and the case... More

    pp. 1837-1848

  2. What Effect Does the Use of Familiar Technology Have on Increasing Family Involvement in Schools with Students From Low SES Families?

    Geneva Chapman, University of Toledo, United States

    One of the leading innovations in the 21st century is technology and most families today are involved to some degree in technology regardless of SES, and research shows family involvement increases... More

    pp. 1849-1851

  3. Broadband Rhode Island’s Digital Literacy Program: Reframing DL Instructor Training through Universal Design for Learning to Reach ALL Adult Learners

    Elizabeth Dalton, TechACCESS of Rhode Island, United States

    Accessing the Internet is critical for each citizen’s full participation in today’s society. While U.S. broadband access has recently increased, many adults remain digitally disconnected. Data... More

    pp. 1852-1857

  4. Integrating Technology to Reach All Students

    Minaz Fazal, Houston Independent School District, United States; Samantha Rosenthal, Community Services School, HISD, United States; Shelbi Blackmon, Robin Bissell & Raymond Gayle, Lamar High School, HISD, United States

    Houston Independent School District is the seventh-largest school district in the country serving over 200,000 students who come form diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. This... More

    pp. 1858-1859

  5. Infomation and Communication Technologies (ICT) as tools to facilitate Culturally Supportive Instruction (CSI)

    Timothy Forde, Eastern Kentucky University, United States; Heraldo Richards, Tennesseee State University, United States

    In an increasingly diverse society where students in the classroom present different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, to be effective, teachers need to adapt a pedagogical approach known as... More

    pp. 1860-1861

  6. Smartphones-Smart Students: A Review of the Literature

    Hans Friedel, Beth Bos & Kathryn Lee, Texas State University, United States

    Smartphones have now become commonplace with middle and high school students. Whereas many classroom management policies prohibit mobile phone use and text messaging in the classroom, a growing... More

    pp. 1862-1868

  7. e-Learning Communities: A Pathway to Interdisciplinary Professional Development for Teachers of Multilingual Learners in Math & Science

    Cindy Gutierrez, University of Colorado Denver, United States; Jacqueline Leonard, University of Wyoming, United States; Brent Wilson, University of Colorado Denver, United States

    An interdisciplinary faculty design team is creating high-quality, engaging, and sustainable online professional development (PD) opportunities for in-service teachers who mentor teacher candidates... More

    pp. 1869-1872

  8. Linking Critical Pedagogy and Educational Technology

    Jonathon Henderson, University of Oregon, United States

    This paper discusses the importance of linking critical pedagogy and educational technology. It begins by discussing the growth of critical pedagogy and the increasing importance placed on... More

    pp. 1873-1876

  9. Expected and Unexpected Results of Action Research and Technology: Three Vignettes

    Dale Hoskisson, Valley City State University, United States; Clinton Topel, VCSU, United States; Tami Rudolph, Harwood Elementary School, United States; Molly Gronner, Underwood School, United States; Tamara Gapinski, St. Johns Academy, United States

    There has long been a gap between the findings of educational research and the practice of classroom teachers (Kennedy, 1997). While action research is not intended to be generalizable, it can help... More

    pp. 1877-1885

  10. Advantages and Challenges of 1-1 laptop projects: the case of 23 Canadian schools in underprivileged contexts

    Thierry Karsenti, University of Montreal, Canada; Simon Collin, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada; Gabriel Dumouchel & Ariane Dupuis, University of Montreal, Canada

    The overall goal of this study was to better understand of the advantages and challenges of using laptops in 23 Canadian primary and secondary schools located in underprivileged contexts. In all,... More

    pp. 1886-1893

  11. Can a Design Activity Diminish Barriers to Equity?

    Kyung Kim, Penn State University, United States; Kioh Kim, University of Louisiana at Monroe, United States

    Since numerous commissions and reports have raised a cry of alarm about teacher shortages in the U.S., there has been tremendous pressure to produce both better and more teachers, that is, the... More

    pp. 1894-1897

  12. Building Strategic Tutoring Partnerships: Using Professional Development Software to Form Mutually Beneficial University and P-12 School Collaborations

    Paula Lancaster & Sean Lancaster, Grand Valley State University, United States

    Strategic Tutoring (Hock, Schumaker, & Deshler, 1999) is a research-validated approach for providing one-on-one instruction during which learners master a specific learning strategy while getting... More

    pp. 1898-1901

  13. Performance Counts: Gender and Mathematics in a Virtual Learning Environment

    Matthew Ohlson, Florida Virtual School, United States

    The Florida Virtual School has examined the student achievement of more than 5,000 students over a 3-year period. This ground-breaking research showed no significant difference in gender... More

    pp. 1909-1920

  14. An Ancient Ideology of Equal Education vs. Technology Implementation in the21st Century: What if Confucius was still alive?

    John Ronghua Ouyang, University of North Florida, United States

    Equality of Education is not new to us, but few of us know that Confucius brought it up and practiced in his own teaching more than 2000 years ago in China. Confucius’ idea of equal education is ... More

    pp. 1921-1926

  15. Using a Digital Game in Teacher Training and Training Courses for Young Adults from Low-Income Communities in Brazil

    Flavia Peres, UFRPE, Brazil; Fabio Campos, UFPE - CESAR, Brazil; Maria Neves, CESAR, Brazil; Walter Franklin, UFPE, Brazil

    This paper presents the use of an educational game to learn specific contents about retail trading, during a course for young people from low-income communities and it was also used to train their ... More

    pp. 1927-1932

  16. Using Weebly as a Window for Social Justice

    Gregory Samuels, University of South Florida, United States

    One of the first steps in using a social justice lens in educating students is not necessarily to introduce them to the various tenets or philosophy, but rather utilize examples in society to... More

    pp. 1933-1938

  17. Teaching Genocide using Technology

    Nancy Sardone, New York University, United States; Roberta Devlin-Scherer, Seton Hall University, United States

    Abstract: What are useful best ways to approaching emotionally difficult topics? This article provides a brief review of current curricular problems with teaching genocide and discusses the... More

    pp. 1939-1944

  18. Preparing Teachers to Teach Digital Citizenship

    Michael Searson, Kean University, United States; Bonnie Sutton, Digital Equity, United States; David Whittier, Boston University, United States; Robert Plants, University of Mississippi, United States; David Gibson, Curveshift, United States; Joke Voogt, University of Twente, Netherlands; Marilyn Ochoa, University of Florida, United States; Vic Sutton, Imaginos, United States

    A team of SITE leaders was awarded a highly competitive “Digital Citizenship Award” from Facebook to explore the role of digital citizenship in teacher education. The focus of the SITE “Preparing ... More

    pp. 1945-1947

  19. Understanding Diversity and the Teacher's Role in Supporting Learning in Diverse Classrooms: Scaffolding Early Childhood Preservice Teachers' Growth in Initial Placements with Voice Thread

    Pamela Solvie, Northwestern College, United States

    This research is part two of a larger project that seeks to examine technology tools that support preservice teachers in considering their own cultural background, the diversity represented in... More

    pp. 1948-1951

  20. An Examination of the Technological Aspects and Changes Influencing Healthy Girl-Produced Media and How Female Adolescents' Perceive Beauty

    Emily Summers & Jon Lasser, Texas State University, United States

    This mixed methods study explored how technological changes influenced female adolescents' access to and perceptions of healthy girl-produced media images of feminine beauty.We utilized an online... More

    pp. 1952-1955