SSN - 1943-9725
Veronica F. McGowan, EdD
Director of the Intergenerational Computer Center
Oklahoma City University
2501 N. Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1493
Veronica McGowan, Editor
Welcome to the ninth online issue of ISTE’s Special Interest Group for Computing Teachers (SIGCT)
’s Journal for Computing Teachers
). SIGCT advances the practice of teaching computing and computer science in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education to meet needs for all students as well as those wishing to study some aspect of the discipline in more depth.
In the winter 2013 issue, we offer three double-blind peer-reviewed papers covering an array of topics of interest to teachers invested in employing technology in their classrooms.
In their qualitative study article, "Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL): The Journey of a Large Middle School into the 21st Century," Carla Johnson and Laura Saylor describe the experiences of teachers and students engaged in a project designed to increase access to technology by employing student-provided devices in classroom activities. In "Introducing New Literacies and Fan Fiction into the Classroom," Nicole Luongo and Michael Finetti explore curricular implementation and motivational gains made by employing fan fiction in a technology-rich school setting. Finally, Paula McKinney presents a qualitative research study of student perceptions of successful learning strategies in her article, "Students’ Perceptions of Successful Learning Strategies in AP Computer Science."
The Journal for Computing Teachers is indebted to its editorial review board for lending their volunteer expertise in the blind peer-review process. Please contact JCT if you are interested in being on the board or want more information about it. Email the editor at email@example.com.
JCT thanks the Special Interest Group for Computing Teachers (SIGCT) for its continued sponsorship and promotion of this online journal. If you would like to become involved as a SIGCT volunteer, please contact the president, Dr. Lucianne Brown, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Journal for Computing Teachers invites papers and other materials for possible online publication. Email material directly to Editor Veronica McGowan (email@example.com). If you have any questions, want to discuss a possible submission, or have some ideas for the journal, please contact Veronica directly.
We hope you enjoy reading the winter 2013 issue of the Journal for Computing Teachers.
Papers: Peer Reviewed
The winter 2013 issue of JCT contains informative articles about teaching with and about computing. Simply click on the links below to download the papers individually for free from the ISTE Store. All files are PDFs.
"Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL): The Journey of a Large Middle School into the 21st Century" by Carla Johnson and Laura Saylor, University of Cincinnati
"Introducing New Literacies and Fan Fiction into the Classroom" by Nicole Luongo and Michael Finetti, Saint Peter’s University
"Students’ Perceptions of Successful Learning Strategies in AP Computer Science" by Paula McKinney, Eanes ISD, Austin, Texas