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SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 02, 2009 Volume 2009, Number 1

Editors

Ian Gibson; Roberta Weber; Karen McFerrin; Roger Carlsen; Dee Anna Willis

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Table of Contents

Number of papers: 771

  1. Danger Will Robinson! Are We Lost in Space or Are We Adequately Preparing our Future Teachers to Assess and Handle the (Real and Perceived) Threats of Technology Use in Classroom?

    Tim Green, California State University, Fullerton, United States; Abbie Brown, East Carolina University, United States; LeAnne Robinson, Western Washington University, United States

    Today’s K-12 classroom instruction must step beyond content knowledge and the skills assessed on district, state, and national assessments to also include the goal of increasing student technology ... More

    pp. 2403-2408

  2. The Influence of Leadership Styles to the in-Service Teachers’ Integrating IT into Teaching and Learning

    Ching-Dar Lin & Min-Jin Lin, National Dong-Hwa University, Taiwan; Yi-Feng Huang, Jhih-Syue Elementary School, Taiwan

    This paper reported a case study regarding to how two elementary school principals’ leadership styles influenced their school teachers’ integration of information and communication technology ... More

    pp. 2409-2418

  3. Universal Design for Learning and Technology Integration in Higher Education: Can We Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities in University Classrooms?

    Nancy Aguinaga, Southeastern Missouri State University, United States; Chris O'Brien, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States

    In recent years higher education settings have become increasingly diverse, including a significant increase in the number of students with disabilities. Incorporating the principles of Universal... More

    pp. 2419-2421

  4. Automated Formative Assessment as a Tool to Scaffold Script Writing in PrimaryAccess

    Curby Alexander & Bill Ferster, University of Virginia, United States

    PrimaryAccess is a web-based tool that allows middle and high-school students to create short “Ken Burns” style documentaries using historical primary source documents in a classroom environment.... More

    pp. 2422-2428

  5. E-Books: Wave of the Future or Just a Passing Shower?

    Scott Beadenkopf, Neumann College / Drexel University, United States

    Electronic books may be the wave of the future, but a multitude of platforms and formats, copyright issues and marketing problems have limited their availability and popularity. This paper... More

    pp. 2429-2434

  6. Evaluation of a Workshop for Pre-Service Teachers on Student Abuse of Information Technology

    Tanya Beran, University of Calgary, Canada

    This study evaluates the effectiveness of a two-hour workshop that provides pre-service teachers with research-based information and strategies to manage students’ abuse of technology. The... More

    pp. 2435-2441

  7. Wiki: An Answer for Facilitating Small Group Collaboration

    Barbara Biglan, Chatham College, United States; Ron Lombard, Chatham University, United States

    Recognizing the need for technologically competent future teachers and the increased emphasis on building learning communities, we examined how to design a learning experience within our teacher... More

    pp. 2442-2446

  8. Responding to Depleted Budgets through Forging New Partnerships: Educational Technology Connections to Medicine

    Rachel Boulay, Catherine Fulford & Peter Leong, University of Hawaii, United States

    The University of Hawaii’s Educational Technology Department previously developed collaborations statewide with schools, community colleges, and businesses. Through PT3, these partnerships focused ... More

    pp. 2447-2453

  9. The Math Boot Camp Wiki: Using a Wiki to Extend the Learning Beyond June

    Stein Brunvand, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States; Jeffrey Bouwman, Frank E. Weiss Elementary School, United States

    This study explores the use of a Wiki with fourth grade students to help reinforce and maintain mathematical concepts throughout the summer vacation. Students were provided access to a Wiki with... More

    pp. 2454-2456

  10. Human-Computer Interaction: The Finishing Touches to Online Instructional Design

    Vasa Buraphadeja, University of Florida, United States

    This study proposes that connecting the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) with that of instructional design, especially in online learning environments, yields fruitful results. Grounded... More

    pp. 2457-2460

  11. Graduate Technology Students Mentor Graduate Technology Learners

    Martha Burger, Michael Land & Mary Ann Coe, Midwestern State University, United States

    Posters will demonstrate the process and products of a collaborative effort between graduate technology students and students in an educational leadership class. The technology students served as... More

    pp. 2461-2462

  12. A Blended E-Learning Professional Development Program for K-12 Teachers of English Learners

    Mary Ellen Butler-Pascoe, Alliant International University, United States

    Abstract: With English language learners (ELLs) now the fastest growing population in the U.S. school system, it is imperative that we provide all teachers with the skills required to address the... More

    pp. 2463-2467

  13. Paper Pre-service students using Teen Second Life in secondary classrooms: A work in progress.

    Chris Campbell, University of Notre Dame Australia, Australia; Rachel Boulay, University of Hawaii, United States

    Second Life is an online, 3D virtual world where each user is represented by an avatar. This pilot study aims to investigate pre-service teachers using Teen Second Life as an example of a virtual ... More

    pp. 2468-2472

  14. Impact of Podcasts in Teacher Education: from consumers to producers

    Ana A. Carvalho & Cristina Aguiar, University of Minho, Portugal

    Podcasts are being used in higher education, particularly in blended-learning or in distance learning. Studies in different universities have reported its use with different purposes. The research ... More

    pp. 2473-2480

  15. Technology use by a pre-service language teacher: discussing autonomy and collaboration in teletandem context

    Suzi Cavalari, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil

    Current trends in language teaching approaches have been emphasizing the role of learners participation in the pedagogical process, what also implies a great change in teachers role. In... More

    pp. 2481-2485

  16. Textbook costs, legislation, and options: choosing your textbook in the 21st Century

    Terence Cavanaugh, University of North Florida, United States

    Rising costs for textbooks, which can now add up to 1/5 to 1/2 the cost of tuition, have led to national and state legislation. Adopted legislation includes requirements such as of unbundling,... More

    pp. 2486-2491

  17. Why we can’t live without our document cameras: Effective classroom strategies to integrate technology and interactive instruction

    Karina Clemmons & Judith Hayn, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States

    A document camera is a powerful tool to help teachers create visually interactive lessons to engage many types of students in learning, i.e. students with spatial and kinesthetic learning styles,... More

    pp. 2492-2496

  18. Deploying Read/Write Web Approaches for Pedagogic Change amongst Faculty in Higher Education

    Heather Conboy, Richard Hall & Pam Thompson, De Montfort University, United Kingdom

    The emergence of read/write web approaches in learning and teaching has implications for the professional development of teachers in Higher Education. This paper describes the integration of such... More

    pp. 2497-2504

  19. Signal and Noise: The Power of n-Dimensional Query and Education

    W. Reid Cornwell & Jonathan Cornwell, The Center For Internet Research, United States

    This paper argues that fundamental problems in the way that knowledge is represented and accessed on the Internet prevent the Internet from achieving its full, positive potential in education.... More

    pp. 2505-2511

  20. From real to virtual museums: Making the transition

    Bertha Adriana D' Alba, Greg Jones & Jonathan Gratch, University of North Texas, United States

    The intention of this paper is to present some of the activities and learning tours that have been designed for professionals in education and that are taking place in different museums in the... More

    pp. 2512-2515


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