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SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 17, 2014

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Michael Searson; Marilyn N. Ochoa

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Number of papers: 587

  1. Reaching Potential: Incorporating Science, Mathematics, and Technology in Early Childhood Settings

    Jale Aldemir & hengameh kermani, University of North Carolina Wilmington, United States

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not some content specific/purposeful math and science activities/projects (informally and via explicit instruction) would enhance Pre-K children... More

    pp. 1873-1882

  2. A Study of the Effectiveness of Music Technology Integration on the Development of Language and Literacy Skills

    Scott Elliot & Cathy Mikulas, SEG Measurement, United States

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness on an integrated music curriculum within a preschool setting on language and literacy skills. A year-long, multi-state study employed... More

    pp. 1883-1890

  3. (In)disciplined Creativity in Teacher Education

    Punya Mishra & Danah Henriksen, Michigan State University, United States; John C. Park, Baylor University, United States; John Lee, North Carolina State University, United States; Joe Garofalo, University of Virginia, United States; Carl Young, North Carolina State University, United States; Douglas Hartman, Michigan State University, United States; Sara Kajder, Shady Side Academy, United States; William Cain, Michigan State University, United States

    Over the past several decades, creativity has become a subject of heightened interest to the field of teaching (Plucker, Beghetto, and Dow, 2004). There is a strong, and generally agreed-upon... More

    pp. 1887-1891

  4. Screen Time in Early Childhood Contexts: Considerations, Controversies and Conversation

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

    The primary focus of this session is to review current research on the interaction of digital technology and young children, and then engage in a discussion about some areas of concern in... More

    pp. 1891-1892

  5. Fail Again, Fail Better: Contextual factors that influence creativity in technology mediated learning contexts

    Punya Mishra & Danah Henriksen, Michigan State University, United States; Shaunna Smith, Texas State University, United States; Michael DeSchryver, Central Michigan University, United States; Chris Fahnoe, Colin Terry, William Cain & Jonathon Good, Michigan State University, United States

    This symposium addresses issues of the kinds of technology-mediated contexts that support creativity. An additional theme is that of how the idea of failure can prompt the creative process.... More

    pp. 1892-1897

  6. Supporting Teachers and Families in Choosing Developmentally Appropriate Literacy Learning Apps for Young Children

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

    A report from the Campaign For Grade-Level Reading (Guernsey, et al., n.d., p. 21) identifies that without supporting parents in making choices about it, technology will not be the “game changer”... More

    pp. 1893-1894

  7. Pre-service teachers’ ICT adoption in preschool settings in Hong Kong

    Xinyun Hu, The Hong Kong Institution of Education, Hong Kong

    This paper reports on the investigation of 15 pre-service teachers’ information and communication technology (ICT) adoption during teaching practicums at seven preschool settings. Surveys,... More

    pp. 1895-1903

  8. Evaluating digital tools for the teaching of basic literacy and numeracy skills

    Monica Johannesen & Eli Gjølstad, Oslo and Akershus University College - Faculty of Education and International Studies, Norway

    The teaching of basic literacy and numeracy is an essential part of the curriculum of primary schools. Consequently, it has become an important in the teacher-training program and has been given a... More

    pp. 1904-1911

  9. Learning Together: A Technology Professional Learning Community

    Karen Johnson, Lisa Lucas & Chelsea Lucas, West Chester University, United States

    Successful learning communities connect participants so that they can share ideas and construct knowledge in a safe, collegial atmosphere. The benefits included reduced isolation as a result of... More

    pp. 1912-1915

  10. A Flipped Classroom Professional Development Initiative of Mathematizing Reading Instruction for Primary and Elementary Grade Mathematics Teachers

    Jackie HeeYoung Kim, Anne Katz, Joshua Lambert & Tricia Brown, Armstrong Atlantic State University, United States

    This presentation will discuss an initiative designed to equip primary and elementary grade educators with information and research-based practices to facilitate development of teachers’ repertoire... More

    pp. 1916-1919

  11. Creating a Home-School Connection in Early Childhood Through Technology: Parent Engagement and ABCmouse.com

    Leslie Ponciano, Loyola Marymount University, United States

    Research demonstrates that parent engagement leads to higher levels of academic readiness and achievement. Online early learning websites have the potential to offer opportunities for teachers and ... More

    pp. 1920-1926

  12. 21st Century Language Learning using Web 2.0 Tools

    Patrick Mose & Cecelia McFadden, Ohio University, United States

    Learning in the 21st Century requires a student to embrace – problem solving, communication, teamwork, technology use, and innovation (Trilling and Fadel, 2009). Second language learners stand to... More

    p. 1921

  13. Strategies and Resources for Preparing Teachers for STEM Teaching and Learning

    Sarah McPherson, New York Institute of Technology, United States

    This presentation will address the frameworks, principles and standards constructs that can be applied to STEM education for hands-on, inquiry, and project-based learning to meet the goal of... More

    pp. 1927-1939

  14. Middle School STEAM Camp Perspectives and Attitudes Towards STEM

    Jennifer Miller, University of North Texas/Dublin Independent School District, United States; Alana Phillips, University of North Texas, United States

    As US K12 public school leadership attempt to build a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) academic and career readiness program, it is essential to understand middle school... More

    pp. 1940-1944

  15. A Programming Process Visualization System With Global Hooking

    Naoki Morita, Tokai University, Japan

    In this paper, I have developed a system capable of acquiring and later reproducing all the operations performed by a student that uses a personal computer (PC) to complete a programming exercise... More

    pp. 1945-1953

  16. Using Twitter to Teach a STEAM Lesson with Elementary Pre-Service Teachers

    Edward Shaw & Kelly Byrd, University of South Alabama, United States

    This study involved undergraduate, elementary, pre-service teachers (PSTs) at a university located in Southwest Alabama. The research questions were: how does participating in a STEAM activity... More

    pp. 1954-1956

  17. Remotely Operated Vehicles: Underwater Technology in Classrooms

    Geoff Wright, Brigham Young University, College of Engineering, United States

    Over the year we have developed and implemented a blended STEM curriculum based on ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) underwater technology with over 300 students in grades 2 – 9. This paper presents ... More

    pp. 1957-1960

  18. The Echo relationship: How early-career English teachers’ personal use of social media can be seen in their classroom practice

    Jonathan Bartels, University of Alaska Anchorage, United States

    New forms of media are often met with both celebration and skepticism. This session will share the pedagogical implications of a recent study investigating the relationship of the new literacies... More

    pp. 1961-1968

  19. Effective Technology Integration in the Secondary English Classroom: A Planning Guide for Teachers

    Kathryn Caprino, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States

    The theoretical underpinnings, research, and rationale behind a planning guide designed to help secondary English teachers effectively integrate technology into instruction will be presented. The... More

    pp. 1969-1973

  20. Using Forum-Based Writing to Learn in the English Classroom: An Investigation of Student Comprehension and Collaboration

    Michael Cook, Clemson University, United States; Kevin Oliver, Ruie Pritchard & Sara Lee, North Carolina State University, United States

    This paper discusses one semester-long classroom initiative whereby online, forum-based writing was integrated into classroom instruction to examine the benefits for students’ literacy and... More

    pp. 1974-1979