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TPACK Goes to Sixth Grade: Lessons from a Middle School Teacher in a High-Technology-Access Classroom

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This is a qualitative study addressing the question: In what ways does a sixth grade middle school teacher show evidence of behaviors that fit the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework in the classroom? The researcher observed in this class, interviewed the teacher, and…

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Point/Counterpoint: Will the iPad Revolutionize Education?

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It's true that the iPad brings many of the same functionalities to the classroom that the laptop does: 24/7 access to multimedia and information, wireless Internet connectivity, and portability. As such, some view the iPad as simply a replacement…

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Creating Technology-Enhanced, Learner-Centered Classrooms: K-12 Teachers' Beliefs, Perceptions, Barriers, and Support Needs

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Although a wealth of literature discusses the factors that affect technology integration in general and how to improve professional development efforts, few studies have examined issues related to learner-centered technology integration. Thus, this study aims to explore K–12 teachers’ beliefs,…

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Member Profile Lisa Thumann Helping Teachers Tap the Knowledge of the Crowd

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Lisa Thumann was working alongside her dad selling stocks and bonds and expecting to take over his business one day when she finally mustered the courage to leave it all behind and chase her lifelong dream of being a teacher. In addition to working in finance, she had…

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Learning Connections Tech Integration in Social Studies

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Web-based archives of primary source documents, student-produced podcasts and documentaries, content review games, and more provide social studies teachers with opportunities to integrate educational technologies into their teaching in student-centered ways. Yet, despite increasing access in…

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