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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

March 2016 Volume 16, Number 1


Glen L. Bull; Lynn Bell; Chrystalla Mouza

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 4

  1. More than Social Media: Using Twitter With Preservice Teachers as a Means of Reflection and Engagement in Communities of Practice

    Susanna Benko, Ball State University, United States; Megan Guise, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, United States; Casey Earl, Navasota Junior High, United States; Witny Gill, Ernest Righetti High School, United States

    English teacher education programs often look for ways to help preservice teachers engage in critical reflection, participate in communities of practice, and write for authentic audiences in order ... More

    pp. 1-21

  2. Helping Mathematics Teachers Develop Noticing Skills: Utilizing Smartphone Technology for One-on-One Teacher/Student Interviews

    Theodore Chao, The Ohio State University, United States; Eileen Murray, Montclair State University, United States; Jon Star, Harvard University, United States

    Teaching mathematics for understanding requires listening to each student’s mathematical thinking, best elicited in a one-on-one interview. Interviews are difficult to enact in a teacher’s busy... More

    pp. 22-37

  3. Participatory Learning Through Social Media: How and Why Social Studies Educators Use Twitter

    Daniel G. Krutka, Texas Woman's University, United States; Jeffrey P. Carpenter, Elon University, United States

    The microblogging service Twitter offers a platform that social studies educators increasingly use for professional development, communication, and class activities, but to what ends? The authors... More

    pp. 38-59

  4. Teaching to Teach (With) Game Design: Game Design and Learning Workshops for Preservice Teachers

    Mete Akcaoglu, Georgia Southern University, United States; Ugur Kale, West Virginia University, United States

    Engagement in game design tasks can help preservice teachers develop pedagogical and technical skills for teaching and promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Through the design... More

    pp. 60-81