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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 05, 2017

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Paul Resta; Shaunna Smith

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Number of papers: 415

  1. Rethinking Assessment and Evaluation: Different Countries Similar Issues

    Melda Yildiz, New York Institute of Technology, United States

    In this action research study, participants are encouraged to rethink assessment and evaluation in K12 education in Azerbaijan; argue the challenges and advantages of assessment "for and of"... More

    pp. 1215-1223

  2. The Relationship Between Computational Thinking (CT) Skills and Generative Learning Theory (GLT)

    Abdulaziz A Alfayez, University of Toledo, United States

    The purpose of this article is to familiarize everyone about CT and its concepts as well as connecting CT skills to GLT. This article will define the term of CT and explain why CT skills are... More

    pp. 1224-1230

  3. Assessing the Creativity of Middle School Students: A Case Study with Digital Information in the Public Interest

    Emilia Askari, Michigan State University, United States

    Recognizing the growing interest in developing student creativity, and acknowledging the related need for teachers to evaluate students’ creative work, this case study examines the efficacy of a... More

    pp. 1231-1238

  4. Competency-based Technological Andragogy and Content Knowledge: The (C-TACK) Model

    Prince Bull, North Carolina Central University, United States

    This paper presents C-TACK, a theoretical framework designed to help teacher education programs implement innovative competency-based education (CBE) programs to meet declining enrollment of... More

    pp. 1239-1243

  5. Look Mom, I earned another badge in class today!

    Barba Patton & Teresa LeSage Clements, University of Houston-Victoria, United States

    Badges (external motivations) have been around as long as there have been civilizations. The motivations have had many names. It was “Grandma’s Law”, ”behavior modifications”, “Big Brother”, “ if... More

    pp. 1244-1247

  6. Sketchnoting: You and Your Students will Benefit

    Karin Perry & Holly Weimar, Sam Houston State University, United States

    We are incredible at remembering pictures. Hear a piece of information and three days later you’ll remember 10% of it. Add a picture and you’ll remember 65%. Sketchnoting is an activity that has... More

    pp. 1248-1255

  7. The Ability to Problem Spot: A Comparison of British and American Students Ability to Identify Opportunities for Innovation

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

    An essential component of innovation is problem-spotting (problem finding). This study used the ITI (Innovation Test Instrument) to compare the problem-spotting ability of British and American... More

    pp. 1256-1259

  8. E-Learning in PreK-3: What happens when Gen X designers create online tutorials for Gen Z learners?

    Stephen Arnold, University of Arizona - South Campus, United States

    Today our PreK-3 students are comprised of Generation Z children who were born into a technology rich society. As a benefit to the technology affordances there are many learning opportunities... More

    pp. 1260-1264

  9. STEAM into Literacy: Teachers Need More Time and Students Need More Opportunity for STEAM

    Aimee Barber, Marietta Adams & Douglas Williams, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United States

    STEAM into Literacy is a project dedicated to bringing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) into PK-5 classrooms. By gathering information on minutes spent on subjects and... More

    pp. 1265-1270

  10. Early Childhood Education Through the Lens of Parental Involvement and Technology

    Kimyata Dilworth & Albertha Lawson, Southern University and A & M College, United States

    This research is an exploratory study of the impact of parental involvement and technology on student readiness for and success in early childhood education. Early home life and parental... More

    pp. 1271-1276

  11. Online Learning in Pre-Service Teacher Education: A Comparison of Student Progress in a Traditional and Online Development and Learning Theory Course

    Amanda Hurlbut, Texas Woman's University, United States

    Online education programs are well established in teacher education for graduate and non-traditional students. However, there is a lack of substantial research into online programs for pre-service ... More

    pp. 1277-1282

  12. Determining Relevant Tablet Integrations in Early Childhood & Family Science Classrooms: A Case for Negotiation in the Paradigm Shift

    Nicole Masek & Sharla Snider, Texas Woman's University, United States

    Innovation in education is concomitant to various obstacles that can impact the fidelity of implementation, but research is finding promise in more democratic processes of change in instructional... More

    pp. 1283-1291

  13. Early Childhood/Elementary On-going Assessment: Characteristics of Developmentally Appropriate Technology-Enabled Formative Assessment Tools

    Esther Ntuli, Idaho State University, United States

    Despite the fact that technology-enabled formative assessments are now an integral part of teaching and learning, many early childhood/elementary teachers still struggle to find technology tools... More

    pp. 1292-1296

  14. Taiwanese Teachers’ Self-efficacy Towards Inclusive Education

    Ajay Singh, Eastern New Mexico University, United States; Chia Jung Yeh & Aspen Yordy, East Carolina University, United States; Chih-Hung Chung, Tamkang University, Taiwan

    The purpose of this research study is to explore Taiwanese teachers’ self-efficacy toward inclusion education. In this research study a team of professionals from three different universities and... More

    pp. 1297-1301

  15. Designing a Completely Online Course to Prepare Elementary Teacher Candidates to Integrate the Arts across the Curriculum

    Kathleen Tate & Brian Faulkner, American Public University, United States

    Preparing elementary preservice teachers to integrate the arts across the curriculum is challenging. Designing an online methods course for this purpose is equally challenging. This paper explores ... More

    pp. 1302-1306

  16. Exploring the usability and acceptability of free mobile applications for young children in Obesity Intervention Curriculum

    Chia Jung Yeh, Bernice Dodor, Alaina Purvis & Kristen Mahaffy, East Carolina University, United States

    Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children in the past 30 years. The purpose of this study is to exam the usability and acceptability of free apps for young children in obesity... More

    pp. 1307-1311

  17. Exploration of Students’ Experiences and Perceptions in Global Perspectives in Early Care and Education Course

    Chia-Jung Yeh, Sheresa Blanchard, Barbara Brehm & Talaileva Faapoi, East Carolina University, United States

    Early childhood classrooms are more culturally diverse compared, partly due to increasing numbers of immigrants, stressing globalization worldwide trends. How can we prepare our in-service early... More

    pp. 1312-1318

  18. Eye Tracking in Game-based Virtual Language Learning Environment

    Yu-Li Chen, Department of Applied Foreign Languages,Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Taiwan; Chun-Chia Hsu, Department of Culture Creativity and Multimedia,Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Taiwan

    Higher education institutions have undergone transformation period and experienced enormous change due to the advancement of technology. Because of the impact of globalization, English for specific... More

    pp. 1319-1323

  19. Authentic Audiences for Struggling Readers: A Case Study Using Goodreads in a High School Classroom

    Matthew Duvall & Brian Smith, Drexel University, United States

    This paper describes the use of Goodreads, a social network based around books, in a high school classroom for students labeled “struggling readers.” Using Goodreads to connect the students to an... More

    pp. 1324-1332

  20. Scoring validity: Designing and implementing an online training module for rater training

    Cristina Perez-Guillot & Julia Zabala-Delgado, Universitàt Politecnica de València, Spain

    The reliability of direct testing of writing has been a concern since the 19th century (Edgeworth 1890). Although variability in rating writing is an inextricable part of the process inherent to... More

    pp. 1333-1338