Journal of Technology and Teacher Education

A peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to research in and the application of technology in teacher education. Coverage includes pre-service and in-service teacher education, graduate programs in areas such as curriculum and instruction, educational admi

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 4, Winter

Against the Odds: Professional Development and Innovation under Less-Than-Ideal Conditions
This article reports surprising accomplishments of teachers who, despite overwhelming obstacles, are creating new learning opportunities for their students and are taking advantage of electronic technologies to support those innovations. Prior research...
Creating Electronic Portfolios Using Laptops: A Learning Experience for Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Pupils, and Elementary School Teachers
The preservice teachers in this study were provided with laptop computers to use in the course of a yearlong fieldwork experience in an elementary school. Participant observations and indepth interviews were conducted to investigate how the preservice...
Distance Education Technologies in Preservice Methods Courses
The purpose of this study was to investigate the integration of distance education technologies into a preservice teachers' science methodology course. Specifically, this study (a) explored a model for integrating distance education into the curriculum...
Editorial: Academic Communities and the Nature of Academic Discourse
In 1990 Jerry and Dee Anna Willis founded the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) to provide an academic home for those working to integrate educational technology into teacher education. The Journal of Technology and Teacher...
Evaluation of a Hybrid Socio-Constructivist Model for Teacher Training
This article evaluates a socio-constructivist hybrid model for training K-12 teachers in Brazil in the use of Informatics in education. The method applied combines both face-to-face exchanges and a WEB-based distance approach made possible by Internet...
Finding the Poetic in a Technological World: Integrating Poetry and Computer Technology in a Teacher Education Program
This article describes a series of projects undertaken with students in a teacher education program. Two courses, one an introduction the role of literature in the teaching of language arts in the elementary school, the other, an introduction to educational...
Future Online Teachers' Scaffolding: What Kind of Advanced Technological Innovations Would Teachers like to See in Future Distance Training Projects?
This study examined and organized comments made by teachers participating in a variety of learning communities to sort a list of recommendations for future development of web-based teachers' training, taking into consideration possible trajectories...
Living in the Present Tense: Student Teaching Telecommunications Connect Theory and Practice
The potential of technology to reduce isolation experienced during student teaching appears promising. Previous studies have explored strategies to obtain student teacher responses using telecommunications. This study examines over 700 entries of secondary...
Now That Your Students Have Created Web-Based Digital Portfolios, How Do You Evaluate Them?
With the recent influx of new teaching and learning technologies, schools are implementing digital portfolios. The program at lona College developed a four-point rubric to evaluate web-based digital portfolios. A web-based portfolio, as used in this...
Offering Prospective Teachers Tools to Connect Theory and Practice: Hypermedia in Mathematics Teacher Education
This article describes a program in which prospective secondary mathematics teachers develop hypermedia stacks to demonstrate their understanding of important principles of mathematics, teaching, and learning. Initial project creation occurs in methods...
Passing the Torch: In Appreciation of Jerry Willis
Jerry Willis was the founder and originator of the core concepts underlying both the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) and the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). As computers found their way into K-12...