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

Mar 25, 2013

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Ron McBride; Michael Searson

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Number of papers: 881

  1. Integration of Online Math Applets into Mathematics Instruction

    Mustafa Demir, University of Detroit Mercy, United States

    Online Math Applets (OMAs)—web-based, dynamic, and visual representations of mathematics concepts—offer multiple-linked representations of mathematics concepts and provide interactive learning... More

    pp. 2070-2075

  2. Using Technology Tools to Develop Formative Assessment TPACK: An Investigation of on Online Professional Development for Technology Using Teachers

    Lara Ervin, University of San Francisco, United States

    This study seeks to better understand how technology-using teachers develop knowledge and skills around formative assessment. The participants in the study will take part in an online workshop... More

    pp. 2076-2079

  3. District-Level Views of Teacher Professional Development in Technology

    Jacque Ewing-Taylor, Shawn Pennell & David Brackett, University of Nevada, United States

    This paper reports on the results of the professional development segment of a statewide technology needs assessment conducted in the spring of 2012. Results of the questions regarding the quality ... More

    pp. 2080-2084

  4. The role of handheld computing in facilitating teacher resiliency through problem solving

    Irina Falls, University of North Carolina- Pembroke, United States; Rita Hagevik, University of North Carolina - Pembroke, United States

    Becoming an effective teacher that thrives not only survives involves much more than finishing a licensing higher education program. This study explored problem-solving strategies that student... More

    pp. 2085-2093

  5. Action Research for Helping Increase Teacher Participation Rates in Technology-Based Professional Learning

    Julia Fuller, University of Florida, United States

    An Instructional Technology Specialist in the Southeastern United States conducted an action research project to determine factors affecting teachers’ decisions about whether or not to participate ... More

    pp. 2094-2099

  6. Project-based learning approach in teaching physics for pre-service elementary school teachers

    Olzan Goldstein, Kaye College of Education, Israel

    This paper describes the impact of the project-based learning (PBL) approach on learning and teaching physics from the perspective of pre-service elementary school teachers and an instructor. This ... More

    pp. 2100-2106

  7. An Analysis of Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Observed Use of Interactive Whiteboards in the Classroom

    Jeffrey Hall, Mercer University, United States; Gregory Chamblee, Georgia Southern University, United States; Scott Slough, Texas A&M University, United States

    The purpose of this study was to observe and analyze the use of Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) by high school mathematics teachers with varying degrees of IWB experience. Six teachers participated... More

    pp. 2107-2114

  8. Video game strategies: Better predictors of GPA than homework strategies?

    Karla Hamlen, Cleveland State University, United States

    The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between strategies students use in video games and strategies they use with homework assignments, and whether or not these are predictors ... More

    pp. 2115-2117

  9. Effects of E-Textbooks on Student Mental Effort in an ESL Middle School Classroom

    Yungwei Hao, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

    As e-textbooks have been increasingly used in K-12 classrooms, teachers are more able to provide students with content materials with multimedia formats and engage students in the learning process.... More

    pp. 2118-2121

  10. The Effects of Student Response Systems (SRSs) on Eighth Grade Pre-Algebra Students’ Achievement and Engagement

    Lauren Happel, Northwestern State University, United States; Sanghoon Park, University of South Florida, United States; Ronald McBride, Northwestern State University, United States

    Student response systems (SRSs) or clickers have been used in the lessons to create a more active learning environment. Previous studies have showed mixed results regarding the effectiveness of... More

    pp. 2122-2129

  11. Examining Factors Influencing the Use of Social Networking by College Students

    Richard Hartshorne, University of Central Florida, United States; Hay Ajjan, Elon University, United States; Yingxia Cao, University of La Verne, United States

    The proliferation of social networking use such as Facebook and Linkedin has created a phenomenon that engages millions of Internet users around the world. The purpose of this research is to... More

    p. 2130

  12. Technology Tools for Developing, Delivering, Updating and Assessing Sustainable High-Quality Academic Programs

    Francis Harvey, School of Education, Drexel University, United States

    The major goal of assessment programs in higher education should be to promote the integration of the processes of teaching, learning, and assessment. The assessment program must also provide... More

    pp. 2131-2133

  13. The Top 50 Apps for Smartphone and Tablets for Young Children and How They Align With Developmentally Appropriate Practice

    Joan Henley, Diana Williams & Joanna Grymes, Arkansas State University, United States

    Living in a digital age is rapidly changing the face of early childhood education. This presentation provides the findings from a study that rates the top 50 Apps most downloaded and/or ranked as a... More

    pp. 2134-2135

  14. Pre-service Art Teachers’ Attitudes and Perceptions Toward Learning and Utilizing Technology in the Art Classroom

    Kevin Hsieh, Georgia State University, United States

    Ever-changing technology has not only influenced people’s daily lives in different ways, but also offers educators opportunities for innovative ways to enhance students’ meaningful learning.... More

    pp. 2136-2138

  15. Trends in Curriculum Research: A Text Mining Approach

    Hao Jiang & Jinxin Dai, The University of Toledo, United States

    In this paper, we utilized Text Mining technique to analyze the past ten years (2002-2011) journal articles from two leading journals in the arena of Curriculum and Instruction research. After... More

    pp. 2139-2150

  16. ‘Tis’ time to play: So many APPs available today

    Natalie Johnson-Leslie, Arkansas State University, United States

    Young children are playing with and learning about technology at a very fast rate. They are not afraid to experiment with, touch, fail or even ‘mess’ up. So, why should caregivers be afraid of... More

    pp. 2151-2153

  17. The Public Side of the Unit Assessment System: YASU & DAR

    Jeffrey Kenton, Towson University, United States

    All NCATE accredited Teacher Preparation Units must have an assessment system that provides an opportunity to regularly collect and analyze candidate performance data, and to use that data in a... More

    pp. 2154-2157

  18. Evaluating VoiceThread for Online Content Delivery and Student Interaction: Effects on Classroom Community

    Jennifer Kidd, Old Dominion University, United States

    Student interaction is understood as an essential aspect of online instruction. This study examines the effect of using VoiceThread, a web 2.0 tool, as the primary medium for content delivery and... More

    pp. 2158-2162

  19. Understanding Students’ Online Communication Preferences and the Affordances of VoiceThread for Formative Assessment in Online Teaching

    Jennifer Kidd, Old Dominion University, United States; Jeffrey Beaudry, University of South Maine, United States

    This paper explores connections between students’ communication preferences and instructors’ formative assessment practices in online learning. The purpose is to understand the use of VoiceThread, ... More

    pp. 2163-2170

  20. Evaluating Apps To Ensure Learning Outcomes

    Jean Kiekel, University of St. Thomas - Houston, Texas, United States; Elizabeth Kirk, Concordia University - Chicago, United States

    Classrooms that rely only on textbooks and printed materials are slowly becoming archaic in today’s modern world. Technology is changing the way students of all ages learn. The newest iteration... More

    pp. 2171-2174