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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

March 2006 Volume 6, Number 1


Glen L. Bull; Lynn Bell; Chrystalla Mouza

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 12

  1. An Invitation to Join an Early Career Mentoring Network in Technology and Teacher Education

    Glen Bull & Lynn Bell, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, United States; Ann Thompson, Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, United States; Lynne Schrum, Journal of Research on Technology in Education, United States; Debra Sprague, Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, United States; Cleborne Maddux, Computers in the Schools, United States; Kara Dawson, University of Florida, United States; Gerald Knezek, University of North Texas, United States

    The spring 2005 edition of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE) issued a call for a proactive approach to a research agenda in educational technology. This position paper was... More

    pp. 1-10

  2. Enhancing Parent-Teacher Communication Using Technology: A Reading Improvement Clinic Example With Beginning Teachers

    Donna Merkley & Denise Schmidt, Iowa State University, United States; Carrie Dirksen, Diocese of Des Moines Catholic Schools, United States; Carol Fuhler, Iowa State University, United States

    Effective communication between homes and schools can be essential in helping students experience success in the classroom. Unfortunately, the topic of establishing mechanisms for meaningful parent... More

    pp. 11-42

  3. Commentary: Crossing the Digital Divide: How Race, Class, and Culture Matter

    Mary Drucker, Utica College, United States

    A commentary addressing the CEE Beliefs statement. More

    pp. 43-45

  4. Expanding the Conversation: A Commentary Toward Revision of Swenson, Rozema, Young, McGrail, and Whitin

    Troy Hicks, Michigan State University, United States

    As a commentary aimed toward revision of "Beliefs About Technology and the Preparation of English Teachers: Beginning the Conversation" (Swenson, Rozema, Young, McGrail, & Whitin, 2005), this paper... More

    pp. 46-55

  5. In Search of the Technology-Using English Teacher: A Response to Swenson, Rozema, Young, McGrail, and Whitin

    Sara Kajder, University of Louisville, United States

    This response to"Beliefs about Technology and the Preparation of English Teachers: Beginning the Conversation" (Swenson, Rozema, Young, McGrail, & Whitin, 2005) offers a framework for considering... More

    pp. 56-60

  6. Literacy Practices and Digital Literacies: A Commentary on Swenson, Rozema, Young, McGrail, and Whitin

    Jamie Myers, Pennsylvania State University, United States

    The integration of digital tools and multimodal representations in the English classroom has the greatest potential when we define literacy as multiple socially constructed practices. If digital... More

    pp. 61-66

  7. The Effects of Mentor-Supported Technology Professional Development on Middle School Mathematics Teachers' Attitudes and Practice

    Bonnie Swan & Juli Dixon, University of Central Florida, United States

    This study investigated the influence of a mentor-supported model of technology training on mathematics teachers' attitudes and use of technology in the classroom. The treatment included six... More

    pp. 67-86

  8. Preparing Preservice Elementary Teachers to Teach Science Through Computer Models

    Nicos Valanides & Charoula Angeli, Department of Education, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

    The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which preservice elementary teachers were able to construct viable scientific models with a computer-modeling tool, namely Model-It, and... More

    pp. 87-98

  9. Technology and the Prospective Teacher: Exploring the Use of the TI-83 Handheld Devices in Social Studies Education

    Alicia Crowe, Kent State University, United States; Mark van 't Hooft, Research Center for Educational Technology at Kent State University, United States

    Using technology to enhance student learning in social studies has become an important area for discussion and study within the field of social studies education. Handheld devices are one of the... More

    pp. 99-119

  10. The Design of an Online Community of Practice for Beginning Teachers

    Anthony Herrington, Jan Herrington, Lisa Kervin & Brian Ferry, University of Wollongong, Australia

    Beginning teachers face enormous challenges in their first year of teaching. High attrition rates of teachers within the first five years attest to the difficulties inherent in commencing... More

    pp. 120-132

  11. Commentary: Expanding Notions of Acceptable Research Evidence in Educational Technology: A Response to Schrum et al.

    Kara Dawson & Rick Ferdig, University of Florida, United States

    "Developing Acceptable Evidence in Educational Technology Research" (Schrum et al., 2005) and its precursor editorial, "A Proactive Approach to a Research Agenda for Educational Technology" (Bull, ... More

    pp. 133-142

  12. Will Tomorrow’s Physical Educators Be Prepared to Teach in the Digital Age?

    Guoli Liang, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater & Shandong Normal University, United States; Richard T. Walls, West Virginia University, United States; Virginia L. Hicks & L. Brenda Clayton, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, United States; Lei Yang, Jinan University, China

    This study was conducted to determine how preservice physical educators feel about their level of competence to integrate technology effectively in their professional careers. Billions of dollars... More

    pp. 143-156