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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

March 2007 Volume 7, Number 1

Editors

Glen L. Bull; Lynn Bell; Chrystalla Mouza

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Editorial: Research on the Effectiveness of Technology in Schools: The Roles of Pedagogy and Content

    Lynne Schrum, Journal of Research on Technology in Education, United States; Anne Thompson, Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, United States; Cleb Maddux, Computers in the Schools, United States; Debra Sprague, Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, United States; Glen Bull & Lynn Bell, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, United States

    The field of educational technology is under external pressure to provide evidence of identifiable learning outcomes that can be attributed to technology. Leaders within the educational technology ... More

    pp. 456-460

  2. Improving Expository Writing Skills of Preservice Teachers in an Online Environment

    Hilary Wilder & Geraldine Mongillo, William Paterson University, United States

    This paper describes an experimental exploration of special procedures used in a game-like online expository writing experience that was designed to help preservice language arts teachers develop... More

    pp. 476-489

  3. Case Studies of Mathematics Teachers’ Learning in an Online Study Group

    Randall Groth, Salisbury University, United States

    Two teachers participating in an online study group provided the foci for in-depth case studies. Transcripts of conversations they had with colleagues about issues related to reform-oriented... More

    pp. 490-520

  4. Technology Integration: PDAs as an Instructional and Reflective Tool in the Science Classroom

    Jon Pedersen & Edmund Marek, University of Oklahoma, United States

    The role of technology has an increased emphasis in the PK-12 classroom and in the preparation of teachers. The wide support for the integration of technology in day-to-day instruction is... More

    pp. 521-528

  5. Using digital primary sources in the social studies: A case study of teacher integration of DocSouth resources

    Meghan McGlinn, Old Dominion University, United States

    Two current themes in social studies education - the inclusion of technology and the emphasis on "doing history" - intersect with the use of Web-based or digital primary sources in the classroom.... More

    pp. 529-553

  6. A Mixed Methods Analysis of Learning in Online Teacher Professional Development: A Case Report

    Michael Lebec, Northern Arizona University, United States; Julie Luft, Arizona State University, United States

    Web-based learning has been proposed as a convenient way to provide professional development experiences. Despite quantitative evidence that online instruction is equivalent to traditional methods ... More

    pp. 554-574

  7. Inquiry, Immigration and Integration: ICT in Pre-service Teacher Education

    Jennifer Lock, University of Calgary, Canada

    Within the Master of Teaching Program at the University of Calgary, two teacher educators collaborated in facilitating an inquiry-based project with a group of preservice teachers in examining real... More

    pp. 575-589

  8. A Deconstructed Example of a Type 4 Study: Research to Monitor and Report on Common Uses and Shape Desired Directions

    M. D. Roblyer, University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, United States

    The previous articles in this series of outstanding examples of educational technology studies (see Roblyer, 2005, 2006) reiterated the common plaint about the lack of useful studies and the... More

    pp. 590-598