Search results for: Technology uses in education
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This study presents Colonial Williamsburg’s Electronic Field Trip program as an instrumental case for generating a conceptual model for authentic VFTs that can be used to support the creation and utilization of additional VFTs in the social studies. The findings from this case provide important information for developing successful virtual field trips. In addition, the ensuing VFT model should be helpful for teachers and VFT developers.
Updated: Aug. 23, 2011
Technology educators and school staffs are frequently challenged to accomplish high levels of implementation. The metaphor of the Implementation Bridge and four research-based constructs of the Concerns Based Adoption Model are introduced in this article. Each can be used to evaluate the extent of implementation and as diagnostic tools for facilitating implementation.
Updated: Jun. 29, 2010
Synergy between Information and Communications Technologies and Educational Action Research and Collaborative Construction of Our Active Identities
Bridget Somekh's contributions to the debate on the theory and practice of action research and associated methodologies have often been gained through leadership of innovative action and research with computers in education. A review of her work provides evidence of the journey that starts with an appreciation of the wonders of technology before moving through critical reflection on socio-cultural processes within and across organisations, and out into twenty-first-century knowledge generation. This paper argues that recognition of the construction of individual identities can inform innovation with computers in education.
Updated: Jun. 23, 2010
Meeting the Needs of Middle Grade Science Learners Through Pedagogical and Technological Intervention
The goal of this study was to examine the effects of inserting laptops and science technology tools in middle school environments. Working together with a local university, middle school science teachers wrote and aligned curricula, explored relevant science education literature, and prepared evaluation measures for their year-long implementation of laptops, probeware, and other scientific hardware and software. The findings revealed differences in student achievement, responses to pedagogy, and effectiveness of tools implemented by teachers over the course of the year.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2010
GeoThentic, an online teaching and learning environment, focuses on engaging teachers and learners in solving real-world geography problems through use of geospatial technologies.This article describes the evolution of the GeoThentic learning environment, how GeoThentic was designed using TPACK framework, and how teacher TPACK assessment models have been designed and integrated within the environment to assist social studies teaching and learning.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2010
This article describes a comprehensive approach for integrating technology into a TESOL teacher preparation program. Ten specific ways to assure constructivist technology use in teacher education are highlighted. These techniques have been synthesized into a compact model with three pillars. The authors claim that within this three-pronged model flexibility of implementation is key to success for preservice and in-service teachers.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010
The Internet has become one of the most common instructional tools because of recent developments in telecommunications and Internet technology. Accordingly, educators increasingly support the use of the Internet in the social studies classroom. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate pre-service elementary teachers' beliefs about the use of the Internet in the social studies classroom.
Updated: Oct. 11, 2009
The study examines the use of video clips from teachers’ own classrooms as a resource for investigating student mathematical thinking. Three dimensions for characterizing video clips of student mathematical thinking are introduced: the extent to which a clip provides windows into student thinking, the depth of thinking shown, and the clarity of the thinking. 26 video clips were rated as being low, medium, or high on each dimension. The analysis suggests that the relationship between the video clip dimensions is most important in predicting whether a video clip will support in-depth conversations of student thinking on the part of teachers.
Updated: Sep. 15, 2009
This research paired a researcher with an experienced classroom teacher for 12 weeks for technology use. Specific results indicate a positive change in the facilitation of mathematical communication and inquiry-based instruction in the classroom teacher’s practice.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2008
This study examined the teacher work samples of 197 student teachers to determine their level of technology integration during student teaching. Findings indicated that most student teachers planned to use some kind of technology, although only 40% planned to include computers and less than 20% planned for the use of computers by students.
Updated: Jun. 01, 2008