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A Framework for Mathematics Teachers' Evaluation of Digital Instructional Materials: Integrating Mathematics Teaching Practices with Technology Use in K-8 Classrooms
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (Mar 05, 2017) pp. 11–18
Stop-Motion Animation as a Tool for Assessing Preservice Early Childhood and Elementary Teachers’ Understanding of Connections among Mathematical Representations and Computational Algorithms
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2230–2236
This paper describes ways in which stop-motion animation can be used to assess preservice teachers’ (PSTs’) understanding of mathematics concepts and procedures. The study draws from research literature about computational fluency, mathematical...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2549–2553
This brief paper reports on an ongoing study of fourteen rural elementary teachers’ access to technology resources and their use of technology resources for teaching integrated STEM in the classroom. The study is situated in research literature...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2020 (Apr 07, 2020) pp. 1165–1167
In this in-progress study, researchers utilize the lens of ecological systems theory (Bronfenbrenner, 1977, 1989) to synthesize across existing studies and publicly available statistics, examining rural school, family, community, economic, and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2020 (Apr 07, 2020) pp. 1905–1912
This ongoing study focused on implementing coding and robotics in an integrated STEM semester with 20 pre-service teachers (PST) in an undergraduate elementary certification program. Constructionist theory framed the integrated STEM semester...
Using Scratch with Primary School Children: An Evaluation of Games Constructed to Gauge Understanding of Programming Concepts
International Journal of Game-Based Learning Vol. 3, No. 1 (January 2013) pp. 93–109
Newer approaches such as games-based learning (GBL) and games based-construction are being adopted to motivate and engage students within the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) in Scotland. GBL and games-based construction suffer from a dearth of...
A Framework for Teachers’ Evaluation of Digital Instructional Materials: Integrating Mathematics Teaching Practices With Technology Use in K-8 Classrooms
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 19, No. 3 (September 2019) pp. 351–372
The study explored the evaluation of digital instructional materials (DIMs) by K-8 teachers of mathematics, positing that a useful perspective for evaluating DIMs by K-8 teachers of mathematics is considering how technology integrates with research...
Adopting TETCs in Integrated Elementary Mathematics and Technology Coursework: A Collaborative Self-Study of Two Teacher Educators
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 27, No. 4 (October 2019) pp. 499–525
Two teacher educators collaborated to adopt the Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs) in two coordinated undergraduate courses: elementary mathematics methods and survey of instructional technology. This collaborative self-study grounds...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2020 (Apr 07, 2020) pp. 903–910
This study is a continuation of our focus on rural elementary STEM teachers, and explores how individual community needs influenced their choice in study topic, their understanding of STEM, and how this will assist as they emerge as STEM leaders in...
Topics: STEM Innovation
New Directions for Student Services Vol. 112 (2005) pp. 39–54
In order to understand and meet the needs of the distance learning population, student affairs administrators must partner with our colleagues in the fields of technology and distance education. A study of distance learners at North Carolina State...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2020 (Apr 07, 2020) pp. 881–884
A newly created STEM Innovation Special Interest Group (SIG) focuses on how innovative technologies can support STEM learning activities. The panel presentations from different perspectives related to STEM Innovation in education will be presented....
Topics: STEM Innovation
Expressive Spoken Language Development in Deaf Children with Cochlear Implants Who Are Beginning Formal Education
Deafness and Education International Vol. 11, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 39–55
This paper assesses the expressive spoken grammar skills of young deaf children using cochlear implants who are beginning formal education, compares it with that achieved by normally hearing children and considers possible implications for...
Computers & Education Vol. 102, No. 1 (November 2016) pp. 202–223
Games-based Learning (GBL) has developed a reputation with educationalists it is perceived as a potentially engaging form of supplementary learning that could enhance the educational process and has been used at all levels of education including...
Exploring 1:1 Tablet Technology Settings: A Case Study Of The First Year Of Implementation In Middle School Mathematics Classrooms
Travis Olson; Judith Olson; Melfried Olson; Stephanie Capen; Jeffrey Shih; Amy Atkins; Lina DeVaul; Amanda Thomas
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2736–2742
This paper explores ways middle grades mathematics teachers used iPad Apps during the first year of 1:1 tablet technology. Ten teachers were observed and interviewed regarding their 1:1 setting. Analyses of interviews and observations involved...
Journal of General Education Vol. 58, No. 2 (2009) pp. 65–84
Based on data from eleven thousand faculty members, this study shows that general education courses place greater emphasis on developing intellectual skills, personal and social responsibility, deep approaches to learning, and diverse interactions....
Thomas A. O'Neill; Amanda Deacon; Katherine Gibbard; Nicole Larson; Genevieve Hoffart; Julia Smith; B. L. M. Donia
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education Vol. 43, No. 4 (2018) pp. 571–585
In the current research, we introduce the team CARE model for supporting team development during post-secondary education. Team CARE is part of a larger suite of assessments at itpmetrics.com. Team CARE is a free, online, survey-based assessment...
Fostering New Research following the Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs): Research from the JTATE Special Issue, Preparing All Teacher Educators to Support Teacher Candidates' Integration of Technology
Teresa S. Foulger; Kevin J. Graziano; Denise A. Schmidt-Crawford; David A. Slykhuis; Yeng L. Chang; Rhonda Christensen; Deborah R. Dillon; Marie K. Heath; Gerald Knezek; Daniel G. Krutka; Andrea H. Parrish; William A. Sadera; Amanda Thomas
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2020 (Apr 07, 2020) pp. 436–443
The National Educational Technology Plan claims that teacher educators are often not equipped to do their part to prepare teacher candidates to graduate as proficient users of technology for teaching and learning (U.S. Department of Education,...