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Preparing Future Teacher Leaders: Lessons from Exemplary School Systems

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In this paper, we argue that teachers have an opportunity to take on leadership roles in technology-rich schools and districts. Based on data collected during a year-long project to investigate award-winning schools and districts, we used observations, interviews and focus groups, and document…

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Creating Stop-Motion Videos with iPads to Support Students’ Understanding of Cell Processes: "Because You Have to Know What You’re Talking about to Be Able to Do It"

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The purpose of this qualitative case study is two-fold: (a) describe the implementation of a stop-motion animation video activity to support students’ understanding of cell processes, and (b) present research findings about students’ beliefs and use of iPads to support their…

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Using Mobile Technology to Support Literacy Coaching Practices

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This article examines literacy coaches’ (n=7) digital note-taking practices using mobile technology and their influence on reflective practice. The study, which employed a design-based approach, investigated the coaches’ transition from note-taking by paper and pencil to the note-…

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Mobile Technology: Case-Based Suggestions for Classroom Integration and Teacher Educators

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Mobile technologies permeate the lives of 21st century citizens. From smartphones to tablet computers, people use these devices to navigate personal, social, and career responsibilities. Educators recognize the instructional potential of mobiles and are seeking ways to effectively utilize these…

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Applying the Design Framework to Technology Professional Development

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Building on contemporary research on teacher professional development, this study examined the practices of a technology-focused learning community at a high school in the United States. Over the course of a school year, classroom teachers and a university-based researcher participated in the…

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Technology-Focused Early Field Experiences in Preservice Teacher Education

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Although a broad body of research exists on field experiences in teacher education, one specific area of inquiry lacking substantial current research is that of technology-focused early field experiences, or field experiences that occur prior to student teaching and more formal clinical experiences…

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Integrating the Visual Arts Back into the Classroom with Mobile Applications: Teaching beyond the "Click and View" Approach

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Teachers can use mobile applications to integrate the visual arts back into the classroom, but how? This article generates recommendations for selecting and using well-designed mobile applications in the visual arts beyond a "click and view" approach. Using quantitative content…

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Innovators in Teacher Education: Diffusing Mobile Technologies in Teacher Preparation Curriculum

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The purpose of this study is to establish a snapshot of the extent to which teacher educators are preparing teacher candidates to use mobile learning technologies in PK–12 classrooms, with the goal of drawing more teacher credentialing institutions into the conversations surrounding this initiative…

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Designing and Incorporating Mathematics-Based Video Cases Highlighting Virtual and Physical Tool Use

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As there has recently been an onslaught of video cases being developed and implemented with preservice teachers, it is important to evaluate how we should use these cases. This research investigates the features elementary preservice teachers consider valuable when using video cases in mathematics…

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Assessing NETS•T Performance in Teacher Candidates: Exploring the Wayfind Teacher Assessment

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To effectively integrate digital technologies in K–12 schools, teachers must be provided with undergraduate experiences that strongly support these integration resources and strategies. The National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS•T) provide a framework for teacher candidates…

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