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Technology And Teacher Preparation In Exemplary Institutions: 1994 To 2003, Mark J. Hofer Oct 2005

Technology And Teacher Preparation In Exemplary Institutions: 1994 To 2003, Mark J. Hofer

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In a 1994 study commissioned by the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, Mergendoller, Johnston, Rockman, & Willis (1994) examined four exemplary institutions to identify their approaches to integrating technology into teacher education. A decade later, the field would benefit from a comparison of current approaches of infusing technology into teacher education to the 1994 findings. This study examines the approaches of the first seven teacher education programs to receive the ISTE NETS Distinguished Achievement Award. Current approaches to the process are outlined, including the identification of the key factors impacting their implementation. A comparison of the 1994 and the present study ...


School Of Marine Science Graduate Catalog 2005-2006, College Of William And Mary, School Of Marine Science Aug 2005

School Of Marine Science Graduate Catalog 2005-2006, College Of William And Mary, School Of Marine Science

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Catalog for the Graduate program from the School of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary for the listed academic year


A Typology Of Tools And Resources That Support Teachers' Learning Online, Judi Harris Feb 2005

A Typology Of Tools And Resources That Support Teachers' Learning Online, Judi Harris

School of Education Articles

More than one in every four public schools and two-thirds of all universities in the U.S. offer some sort of distance learning for teachers (Market Data Retrieval, 2004, p. 69). The most frequently cited type of online professional development is the online course, which is provided by schools, districts, regional centers, national organizations, universities, and independent consultants. Classroom Connect’s Connected University offerings for teachers are examples of this popular type of professional learning experience.


Framing The Role Of Leader: How Community College Presidents Construct Their Leadership, Pamela L. Eddy Jan 2005

Framing The Role Of Leader: How Community College Presidents Construct Their Leadership, Pamela L. Eddy

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Presidents are one of the most studied of administrative roles, yet little research occurs on understanding how these leaders construct their own leadership. Thus, the question guiding the research reported here concerned how community college presidents cognitively framed their leadership roles. This study involved the interviewing of 9 community college presidents. Findings uncovered 3 themes. The first theme identified how the presidents' underlying mental maps guided decision-making and leadership on campus. The second theme linked the basic cognitive orientation of the presidents with on-going situated cognition in their new work settings. Learning evolved based on environmental factors. The final category ...


Instructional Uses Of Instant Messaging (Im) During Classroom Lectures, Mabel B. Kinzie, Stephen D. Whitaker, Mark J. Hofer Jan 2005

Instructional Uses Of Instant Messaging (Im) During Classroom Lectures, Mabel B. Kinzie, Stephen D. Whitaker, Mark J. Hofer

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Can “Information Age” learners effectively multi-task in the classroom? Can synchronous classroom activities be designed around conceptually related tasks, to encourage deeper processing and greater learning of classroom content? This research was undertaken to begin to address these questions. In this study, we explored the use of instructionally-related instant messaging (IM) discussions during undergraduate university lectures. Over the course of three weeks, students practiced with and then employed hand-held computers for brief, synchronous class discussions in response to assigned questions related to the lectures. Students were observed during these sessions, and students and the instructors were interviewed separately afterwards. The ...


Digital Moviemaking—The Harmonization Of Technology, Pedagogy And Content, Mark J. Hofer, Kathleen Owings Swan Jan 2005

Digital Moviemaking—The Harmonization Of Technology, Pedagogy And Content, Mark J. Hofer, Kathleen Owings Swan

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Technology integration in K-12 classrooms resembles the “hammer in search of a nail” phenomenon. While increasingly powerful and accessible technology tools certainly offer promising potential to impact teaching and learning, their implementation can often be contrived or incongruent with classroom practice and discipline-specific pedagogy. Digital moviemaking provides a unique opportunity to connect powerful, yet accessible, technology integration with core content and pedagogical practice within specific academic disciplines. This paper explores the digital disconnect between student use of technology in and out of school, the typical problems with integrating technology in K-12 schools, the potential of digital moviemaking, an examination of ...


Is It Worth It? Deciding If Technology Is Worth The Time, Effort, And Money, Judi Harris Jan 2005

Is It Worth It? Deciding If Technology Is Worth The Time, Effort, And Money, Judi Harris

School of Education Articles

In this article I offer advice to help you decide which curriculum-based instructional activities to attempt to integrate into classrooms, with which students and when to do so. In making these practical suggestions, I am referring more to what is than what could be. Deciding which uses of education technologies are most worth the additional time, effort and expense doesn’t have to be guesswork. By weighing the learning outcome probabilities of new technology-based strategies against the success of existing pedagogical techniques we can decide, on a case-by-case basis, whether each new learning activity possibility is worth it.


Our Agenda For Technology Integration: It's Time To Choose, Judi Harris Jan 2005

Our Agenda For Technology Integration: It's Time To Choose, Judi Harris

School of Education Articles

One of two primary reasons why many—if not most—large-scale technology integration efforts are perceived to have failed is technocentrism and pedagogical dogmatism. In this editorial, I offer thoughts about each of these phenomena and invite you to respond.


Blue Crabs In The Chesapeake - An Introduction To The Blue Crab, Lisa Lawrence, Vicki Clark, Jacques Van Montfrans, Susanna Musick Jan 2005

Blue Crabs In The Chesapeake - An Introduction To The Blue Crab, Lisa Lawrence, Vicki Clark, Jacques Van Montfrans, Susanna Musick

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A classroom resource covering crab anatomy and glossary, life cycle of Callinectes sapidus, data tables, data analysis guides, and illustrations.