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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

June 2015 Volume 15, Number 2

Editors

Glen L. Bull; Lynn Bell; Chrystalla Mouza

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. The Role of Technology in Increasing Preservice Teachers’ Anticipation of Students’ Thinking in Algebra

    Steve Rhine, Pacific University, United States; Rachel Harrington, Western Oregon University, United States; Brandon Olszewski, ISTE, United States

    The collision between a growing, inexperienced teaching force and students’ algebra struggles should be one of great concern. A collaboration of four public and private universities in Oregon... More

    pp. 85-105

  2. Synchronous Online Discourse in a Technology Methods Course for Middle and Secondary Prospective Mathematics Teachers

    Tina Starling & Hollylynne Lee, NC State University, United States

    The authors present examples of analysis of online discourse and interactions among prospective middle-grades and secondary mathematics teachers in a technology methods course. The online group met... More

    pp. 106-125

  3. Comparison of Technology Use Between Biology and Physics Teachers in a 1:1 Laptop Environment

    Simon J. Crook, Manjula D. Sharma & Rachel Wilson, University of Sydney, Australia

    Using a mixed-methods approach the authors compared the associated practices of senior physics teachers (n = 7) and students (n = 53) in a 1:1 laptop environment with those of senior biology... More

    pp. 126-160

  4. A Case Study of a TPACK-Based Approach to Teacher Professional Development:Teaching Science With Blogs

    Kamini Jaipal-Jamani & Candace Figg, Brock University, Canada

    This paper presents a case study of a technology professional development initiative and illustrates how a workshop approach based on technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK) was adapted... More

    pp. 161-200

  5. Commentary: Revisiting “Guidelines for Using Technology to Prepare Social Studies Teachers”

    Richard Hartshorne & Scott Waring, University of Central Florida, United States

    In "Guidelines for Using Technology to Prepare Social Studies Teachers" (Hicks, Lee, Berson, Bolick, & Diem, 2014), the authors revisit and revise a series of principles focusing on the preparation... More

    pp. 201-208

  6. Preservice Teachers’ Microblogging: Professional Development via Twitter

    Jeffrey Carpenter, Elon University, United States

    Twitter has demonstrated potential to facilitate learning at the university level, and K-12 educators’ use of the microblogging service Twitter to facilitate professional development appears to be ... More

    pp. 209-234

  7. Preservice Teachers’ Ability to Identify Technology Standards: Does Curriculum Matter?

    Carrie Lewis, Minnesota State University, United States

    Both preservice and inservice PK12 teachers in the United States are expected to create a classroom environment that fosters the creation of digital citizens. However, it is unclear whether or not... More

    pp. 235-254