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Time Studies of Fourth Graders Generating Alternative Solutions in a Decision-Making Task Using Models and Computer Simulations
Journal of Computing in Childhood Education Vol. 4, No. 1 (1993) pp. 57–76
Fourth graders were presented decision-making tasks that required hands-on manipulation of objects or manipulation of images using a microcomputer. Computer manipulations used (1) keyboard input; (2) keyboard input and the presentation of reference...
Expanding teachers' literacy in science and mathematics: Basing technology professional development on histories of classroom practice and beliefs
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 652–653
One hundred four middle school mathematics and science teachers committed to participating in a professional development summer institute with approximately 90 hours of instruction in the use of educational CD-ROMs, calculator-based laboratory, and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 4919–4926
Movies are a good source of problems for scientific analysis. Over time we become conditioned to accept Hollywood science that permeates most fantasy, science fiction, and action / adventure films. But science exaggerations can be found in even...
Journal of Interactive Online Learning Vol. 5, No. 1 pp. 14–31
The focus of this study was twofold: one, to determine if students could increase their physics content knowledge through the completion of an online hands-on Microcomputer-Based Laboratory (MBL) unit on motion; and two to determine if the...
Meridian Vol. 2, No. 2 (1999)
Illustrates how the Dick and Carey systems approach model (1990) can still be used as part of the instructional design and developmental process in an inquiry-based online constructivist learning environment. Focuses on the Shell Island Dilemma, a...
Using a Nonrestrictive Web-Based Forum to Promote Reflective Discourse with Preservice Science Teachers
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 2, No. 3 (2002) pp. 267–289
The purpose of this study was to investigate the purposeful use of asynchronous telecommunications during the student teaching semester using a non-restrictive, public Web-based forum for facilitating reflective discourse with preservice science...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 2 (June 2006) pp. 218–229
The mission of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) is to promote leadership in and support for those involved in the professional development of teachers of science. The organization originated in the late 1920s through visits and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 4724–4730
Science teacher uses of images have been documented in the education literature for the past 110 years. Practitioners have used images via student drawings, photographs, projected images, images in microscopes and telescopes, textbook images, and...
Dialogue Patterns of Preservice Science Teachers Using Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communications on the World Wide Web
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 19, No. 2 (2000) pp. 161–194
This study analyzed patterns of computer-mediated commu-nication of 32 preservice science teachers on a public Web-based forum. The participants were able to engage in scaf-folding pedagogical ideas with each other as a result of shar-ing peer...
Educause Quarterly Vol. 29, No. 3 (2006) pp. 16–22
Technological advances in the new millennium may evoke disquiet among administrators and teachers taxed with understanding how to harness new capabilities and merge them with sound pedagogy. To understand how gaming might bridge the gap between...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 1507–1510
The evolution of web browsers with multimedia capabilities that handle java scripting has enabled authors to move from a "click and look" environment to one in which the user can be involved through communication, interaction and reflective thinking....
The Preparation of Alternative Licensure Teachers: Bringing Technology into the Classroom through Distance Education
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 2390–2392
As K-12 schools continue to add initial technology purchases and upgrades to their yearly budgets, the need for professional development for teachers increases as well. With a diverse and often distant population, web-based technology courses speak...
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (1999) pp. 846–849
NC State University provided funds for a project called The Science Junction. The primary purpose of The Science Junction is to promote the "doing" of science by students of grades 4-12 through Web-based activities and resources. Other purposes of...
Punya Mishra; Danah Henriksen; John C. Park; John Lee; Joe Garofalo; Carl Young; Douglas Hartman; Sara Kajder; William Cain
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 1887–1891
Over the past several decades, creativity has become a subject of heightened interest to the field of teaching (Plucker, Beghetto, and Dow, 2004). There is a strong, and generally agreed-upon conviction on the relevance and necessity of creativity...
Creativity SIG Symposium: Creativity Across the Disciplines: Exploring the Boundaries of Teacher Education
Punya Mishra; Danah Henriksen; William Cain; Adam Friedman; Joe Garofalo; Douglas Hartman; David Hicks; John Lee; John C. Park; Shaunna Smith
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1935–1940
Over the past several decades, creativity has become a subject of heightened interest to the field of teaching (Plucker, Beghetto, and Dow, 2004). Research has shown that teachers, as mentors and role models, are principal constituents in developing ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1941–1946