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Using Technology to Spark Reform in Preservice Education

by Marcie J. Bober, San Diego State University

Preservice education is in the midst of a long-awaited and much-needed renewal, spurred by reform at the national, state, and local levels and the availability of funds to jump-start curricular restructuring. Since 1999, more than 400 demonstration projects have been awarded under the federal government’s Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology Initiative. San Diego State […]


Using Inquiry Empowering Technologies to Support Prospective Teachers’ Scientific Inquiry and Science Learning

by Patricia Friedrichsen, University of Missouri-Columbia; Danusa Munford, The Pennsylvania State University; & Carla Zembal-Saul, The Pennsylvania State University

The Inquiry Empowering Technologies for Supporting Scientific Inquiry course was designed to engage prospective teachers, as science learners, in developing their understandings about and abilities to do scientific inquiry. The design of the course was informed by three central goals: (a) engage prospective science teachers in authentic science experiences in a technology-rich environment designed to […]


The Dilemma of Teacher Training

by Alfred Bork, University of California

“Would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a great deal on where you want to go to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care, where,” said Alice. “Then us doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat. (from Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll) In 1957 the […]


Position Paper for the Catalyst Leadership Retreat, November 2002

by Glen Bull; Elizabeth Byrom; Niki Davis; Don Knezek; Bob McLaughlin; & Ann Thompson

The Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) program was designed to prepare teachers to teach and learn effectively with technology. The PT3 program has enabled more than a third of the nation’s teacher preparation programs to establish innovative technology programs. A unique contribution to educational improvement resulted, crossing traditional boundaries to address issues of […]


Integrating Calculator Technology in an Elementary and Middle School Preservice Teacher Program: A Personal Journey

by Angela L. E. Walmsley, Saint Louis University

Faced with a group of preservice teachers who had very little training in calculator or technology use in a department where technology had not been a primary focus in mathematics or teacher training, the author implemented the continual use of the Texas Instruments 73 calculator for all elementary and middle school preservice teacher education mathematics […]


The Environmental Thematic Methods Block: A Model for Technology Immersion

by Tim Slekar, Penn State Altoona; Andrea Lachance, SUNY Cortland; Beth Shiner Klein, SUNY Cortland; & Karl W. Klein, Onondaga Community College

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Volume 3, Issue 2   (2003)   ISSN 1528-5804


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The Computer in School: Tutor, Tool, Tutee

by Robert P. Taylor, II, Columbia University Teachers College

    Editors’ Note: Since it was published in 1980, a copy of Robert Taylor’s book, The Computer in the School: Tutor, Tool, Tutee, has had a place of honor on the shelf above my desk. This book of readings shaped the thinking of a generation of educational innovators. We have previously republished seminal works […]


Reflections on The Computer in the School

by Robert P. Taylor, II, Columbia University Teachers College

Twenty-three years ago, when I put together the 1980 book, The Computer in the School, personal computers were just making their debut. Figure 1 shows a photo from the the book of a kindergartner in a vendor booth at the 1979 National Computer Conference in New York. He was using a just-debuting digital stylus and […]


Like a Veil: Cross-cultural Experiential Learning Online

by Merry Merryfield, The Ohio State University

The online discussions are like a veil that protects me and Yang; I feel safe enough to ask the hard questions I could never say to her face.(Social studies teacher in a global education course) There is extensive literature on the power of face-to-face cross-cultural experience in developing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of worldmindedness […]