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Journal of Technology and Teacher Education

January 2007 Volume 15, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Editorial: Examining Social Software in Teacher Education

    Richard E. Ferdig, University of Florida, United States

    Faculty members in our department are assigned as advisors to numerous undergraduate teacher education students. Unlike master or doctoral advisees, these students visit academic counselors for... More

    pp. 5-10

  2. Direct Links: Using E-mail to Connect Preservice Teachers, Experienced Teachers, and High School Students Within an Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program

    Alison Cook-Sather, Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program, Bryn Mawr College, United States

    Much of preservice teacher education at the undergraduate level is based on indirect links between those preparing to teach and those who spend their days in schools. This article describes two... More

    pp. 11-37

  3. PDAs in Teacher Education: A Case Study Examining Mobile Technology Integration

    Teresa Franklin, Ohio University, United States; Colleen Sexton, Governors State University, United States; Yong Lu, Ohio University, China; Hongyan Ma, Rio Grande University, China

    The classroom computer is no longer confined to a box on the desk. Mobile handheld computing devices have evolved into powerful and affordable learning tools. Handheld technologies are changing the... More

    pp. 39-57

  4. Laptop Technology and Pedagogy in the English Language Arts Classroom

    Ewa McGrail, Georgia State University, United States

    The English Language Arts teachers in this qualitative study reported somewhat negative outcomes in social and material spaces in the context of laptop technology in their classrooms. These... More

    pp. 59-85

  5. Assessing Higher Order Thinking in Video Games

    John Rice, Texas Center for Educational Technology, University of North Texas, United States

    Computer video games have become highly interesting to educators and researchers since their sophistication has improved considerably over the last decade. Studies indicate simple video games... More

    pp. 87-100

  6. Key Design Factors in Durable Instructional Technology Professional Development

    John Wells, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States

    The capacity of any professional development effort to achieve durable change in teacher practice is affected by a host of design factors and their precise alignment with multiple delivery... More

    pp. 101-122

  7. Preparing Teachers and Counselors to Help Under-Represented Populations

    Kelly Nicholson, Dawson Hancock & Teresa Dahlberg, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States

    In the US and many other industrialized nations, far fewer females and minorities enter Information Technology (IT) fields than do males and majority populations. Research has revealed that... More

    pp. 123-143

  8. Book Review: Online Professional Development for Teachers: Emerging Models and Methods

    Debra Sprague, George Mason University, United States

    Current models of professional development have not been successful in helping teachers change their practice. To address this issue, online teacher professional development (oTPD) programs have... More

    pp. 145-149