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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

June 2012 Volume 12, Number 2

Editors

Glen L. Bull; Lynn Bell; Chrystalla Mouza

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. Editorial: Implementing the Teacher Education Initiative

    Glen Bull, University of Virginia, United States; Marshall George, Fordham University, United States; Melanie Shoffner, Purdue University, United States; Cheryl Mason Bolick, University of North Carolina, United States; John Lee, North Carolina State University, United States; Janice Anderson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States; David Slykhuis, James Madison University, United States; Joe Garofalo, University of Virginia, United States; Robin Angotti, University of Washington at Bothell, United States; Elizabeth West, University of Washington, United States; Mary Herring, University of Northern Iowa, United States; Sara Dexter, University of Virginia, United States; Abbie Brown, East Carolina University, United States; Mark Hofer, College of William and Mary, United States

    Representatives from ten specialty professional associations affiliated with the National Technology Leadership Coalition (NTLC) are collaborating with Microsoft Corporation to develop an... More

    pp. 115-121

  2. Secondary English Teachers’ Perspectives on the Design and Use of Classroom Websites

    Eric Janicki & Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Syracuse University, United States

    Although K-12 teachers are frequently exhorted to maintain classroom websites, little is known about how they view or accomplish such work. To address this gap in the research literature, the... More

    pp. 122-144

  3. Providing Professional Support to Teachers that are Implementing a Middle School Mathematics Digital Unit

    George Roy, Charles Vanover & Vivain Fueyo, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, United States; Phil Vahey, SRI International, United States

    Middle school teachers’ use of digital curricula incorporating dynamic technology has been found to support student learning of complex algebraic concepts. This article reports on pilot research... More

    pp. 145-161

  4. Integrating Educational Technology into the Secondary Science Teaching

    S. Selcen Guzey, University of Minnesota, STEM Education Center, United States; Gillian H. Roehrig, University of Minnesota, United States

    The integration of technology in teaching is still challenging for most teachers, even though there has been a historical growth of Internet access and available educational technology tools in... More

    pp. 162-183

  5. Constructing Historical Profiles with Digital Natives

    Scott Waring, University of Central Florida, United States; Courtney C. Bentley, The University of Montevallo, United States

    The purpose of this study was to examine a group of fifth graders experiences, beliefs, and opinions during the construction of digital historical agent profiles. This research study examined a... More

    pp. 184-208

  6. Choosing or Designing the Perfect WebQuest for Your Learners Using a Reliable Rubric

    Zafer Unal, USF St. Petersburg, United States; Yasar Bodur, Georgia Southern University, United States; Aslihan Unal, Usak University, United States

    The researchers in this study undertook development of a webquest evaluation rubric and investigated its reliability. The rubric was created using the strengths of the currently available webquest ... More

    pp. 209-231

  7. Towards a New Learning Ecology: Professional Development for Teachers in 1:1 Learning Environments

    Hiller Spires, Eric Wiebe, Carl Young, Karen Hollebrands & John Lee, NC State University, United States

    As the nation’s economy continues its irrevocable shift from manufacturing toward idea-driven, creative industries, our schools — and the teaching and learning enterprise at the heart of our... More

    pp. 232-254