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The GOALS Model: Rural Teacher Preparation Institutions Meeting the Ideals of a PDS Through Educational Technology

by DEBORAH J. WEITZENKAMP, Peru State College; MARY E. HOWE, Southwest Missouri State; ALLEN L. STECKELBERG, University of Nebraska; & RICHARD RADCLIFFE, Southwest Texas State

A primary goal of teacher preparation units is to develop skills that the teacher candidate can successfully apply as a novice teacher. As such, teacher preparation units have implemented a variety of teaching models to prepare quality PK-12 educators including professional development schools (PDS). PDSs have become a central focus in systemic reform in many […]

The Bermuda Open Source Technology Summit: Pausing to Look Back Rejuvenates Us for the Future

by Anita McAnear, Acquisitions Editor, Learning and Leading With Technology

  The National Technology Leadership Initiative is an ongoing collaboration between SITE and four teacher educator associations representing the core content areas of science education (AETS), mathematics education (AMTE), English education (CEE), and social studies education (CUFA). The online journal you are currently reading represents one collaborative venture among these associations. A series of National […]

Commentary: Beyond Technical Competence: Technologies in English Language Arts Teacher Education (A Response to Pope and Golub)

by JONATHAN BUSH, Western Michigan University

As I consider the issues that Pope and Golub (2000) bring up in their seminal discussion of “principles of technology infusion” I am reminded of an article I recently read in the Allegan County News, the weekly newspaper that serves my area. The article described the purchase of a new set of digital projectors for […]

Increasing Computer Use in Early Childhood Teacher Education: The Case of a “Computer Muddler”

by KARL F. WHEATLEY, Cleveland State University

How broadly will computers be used in PK-12 teaching? Reform efforts have often succeeded in getting many teachers to experiment in modest ways with some aspects of those reforms, although often only temporarily, and have also provided some stellar and enduring examples of transformed teaching (e.g., Dunn, 2000). However, in a century of American educational […]

Proceedings of the Fourth National Technology Leadership Summit: Open Resources in Education

Edited by: GLEN BULL AND JOE GAROFALO University of Virginia, USA Preface: Rationale for Building an Educational Source Forge The underpinnings of computer science were developed in university research centers. University researchers often shared and exchanged code as a way of learning new programming techniques. During that era, the majority of software was what might […]

Directions in Electronic Portfolio Development

by DAVID GIBSON, National Institute for Community Innovations, Vermont Institutes; & HELEN BARRETT, University of Alaska Anchorage, International Society for Technology in Education

This article explores the advantages and trade-offs of two paths to the development of electronic portfolios – using generic tools and using customized systems. The analysis assumes that the goal of electronic portfolios is to stay focused on the quality of work by a learner and the valid alignment of their work to the standards […]

Utilizing Online Discussion to Support Reflection and Challenge Beliefs in Elementary Mathematics Methods Classrooms

by AMY ROTH MCDUFFIE, Washington State University—, Tri-Cities; & DAVID SLAVIT, Washington State University—, Vancouver

  Beliefs, Mathematics, and Instruction A fundamentally important experience for preservice teachers (PSTs) in a mathematics methods course is the self-examination of beliefs about mathematics and the teaching and learning of mathematics. Research suggests that beliefs about mathematics have an impact on teaching practices (Ernest, 1989; Franke, Carpenter, Levi, & Fennema, 2001; Philippou & Christou, […]

Using Technology to Support Prospective Science Teachers in Learning and Teaching About Scientific Models

by MICHAEL CULLIN, The Pennsylvania State University; & BARBARA A. CRAWFORD, The Pennsylvania State University

This article presents efforts to support prospective secondary science teachers in learning and teaching about scientific models and the impact of those efforts on their understandings. The role played by scientific models is an often under-emphasized aspect of the conduct of science associated with an understanding of the nature of science and scientific inquiry. The […]

A Bibliography of Articles on Instructional Technology in Science Education

by RANDY BELL, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia; & LYNN BELL, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia

When leaders from a variety of content-specific education organizations met at the National Technology Leadership Retreat 2001 to discuss technology’s role in education, they were asked why more teacher educators were not integrating educational technology in their instruction (see Bell, 2001, for the full list of participants, as well as other issues discussed). One of […]

Interactive Learning

by ALFRED BORK, University of California—, Irvine

We are at the onset of a major revolution in education, a revolution unparalleled since the invention of the printing press. The computer will be the instrument of this revolution. While we are at the very beginning—the computer as a learning device in current classes is, compared with all other learning modes, almost nonexistent—the pace […]

Interactive Learning: Twenty Years Later

by ALFRED BORK, University of California—, Irvine

  It is always interesting to read what one has written many years ago. In this case the paper was initially given as an invited lecture to the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Millikan lecture. Then it was reprinted with several other papers of mine in Robert Taylor’s book, (The Computer in School: Tutor, […]

Computer Technology in the Social Studies: An Examination of the Effectiveness Literature (1996-2001)

by SHELLI A. WHITWORTH, Gaither Senior High School, University of South Florida; & MICHAEL J. BERSON, University of South Florida

  Within the social studies, technology has served a dual role as an important instructional tool that may have a significant effect on the global, political, social, and economic functioning of American society. As both a method of instruction and a topic of instruction, the impact of computers and technology on social studies is immense. […]