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A scoping review of digital game-based technology on English language learning (open access)

A scoping review of digital game-based technology on English language learning

Article investigating the current practices of digital game-based language learning to support English language learning. This article provides strategies for educational researchers to improve their rigor in research, along with explicit criteria that digital game designers can apply toward language-learning game development.
Date: August 14, 2019
Creator: Xu, Zhihong; Chen, Zhuo; Eutsler, Lauren; Geng, Zihan & Kogut, Ashlynn
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Private blog reflections connecting course content with field experiences: Preservice teachers grapple with teacher identity (open access)

Private blog reflections connecting course content with field experiences: Preservice teachers grapple with teacher identity

Article examining teacher preparation programs ability to help preservice teachers connect educational theory with teaching practice. This article systematically reflects on written responses, recorded in a private weblog over the course of a 15-week intermediate reading methods course.
Date: March 26, 2019
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren & Curcio, Rachele
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Administrators’ unintentional sensegiving and system reform outcomes (open access)

Administrators’ unintentional sensegiving and system reform outcomes

Article examining how administrators help teachers and other administrators make sense of a system reform during the first two years of implementation.
Date: January 14, 2019
Creator: Wong, Lok-Sze
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
1:1 iPads in 1st Grade: Two-Year Case Study of a Teacher's Concerns, Use, and Innovation Configuration (open access)

1:1 iPads in 1st Grade: Two-Year Case Study of a Teacher's Concerns, Use, and Innovation Configuration

This chapter reports the findings of a two-year case study of how one first-grade teacher in a Florida charter school with 1:1 iPads progresses through stages of concerns and levels of use to achieve technological innovation. Findings inform technology integration practices and emphasize the importance of acknowledging change concerns associated with technology acceptance.
Date: 2019
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren
Object Type: Book Chapter
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Contemporary Lives of Age-Old Tales: Characters, Contexts, and Critical Issues (open access)

The Contemporary Lives of Age-Old Tales: Characters, Contexts, and Critical Issues

Article is a study examining three picture books to consider the significance of contemporary retellings of traditional tales.
Date: 2019
Creator: Mathis, Janelle
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Partnering With Parents: Devices and Apps to Support Elementary Children Reading (open access)

Partnering With Parents: Devices and Apps to Support Elementary Children Reading

Article providing evidence of how children from 120 homes across 46 classrooms use apps and portable technology to support their reading development. The finding that nearly all children in this study supported reading skills with portable technology in the home demonstrates the need to foster partnerships between parents and teachers that builds on children's technological knowledge and use to deepen learning between home and school.
Date: 2019
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
How Parent Perceptions Relate to Elementary Children’s Portable Technology Use by Gender and Grade Level (open access)

How Parent Perceptions Relate to Elementary Children’s Portable Technology Use by Gender and Grade Level

Article examining how parents' reports of children’s technology use in the home varies by a child’s gender or grade level. Strategies are provided for teachers, support specialists, and parents to improve how children use technology. Implications for app developers are suggested.
Date: October 29, 2018
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren; Antonenko, Pavlo D. & Dawson, Kara
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Concept Raps versus Concept Maps: A Culturally Responsive Approach to STEM Vocabulary Development (open access)

Concept Raps versus Concept Maps: A Culturally Responsive Approach to STEM Vocabulary Development

This article argues that the development of rap song lyrics or lyrical concept mapping can be a viable pedagogical alternative to the development of concept maps as a means to reinforce STEM vocabulary.
Date: July 31, 2018
Creator: Young, Jamaal; Young, Jemimah L.; Cason, Marti; Ortiz, Nickolaus; Foster, Marquita & Hamilton, Christina
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Information Communication Technology Use among Students in Inclusive Classroom (open access)

Information Communication Technology Use among Students in Inclusive Classroom

This article compares the leisure and school-related computer use of students in inclusive classrooms.
Date: May 29, 2018
Creator: Bagon, Špela; Gačnik, Mateja & Starcic, Andreja Istenic
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Latina/o School Administrators and the Intersectionality of Professional Identity and Race (open access)

Latina/o School Administrators and the Intersectionality of Professional Identity and Race

Article describes study which examines the intersectionality between professional identities and race/ethnicity among Latina/o school leaders.
Date: May 18, 2018
Creator: Murakami-Ramalho, Elizabeth; Hernandez, Frank; Valle, Fernando & Almager, Irma
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Predictors of Portable Technology Adoption to Support Elementary Children Reading in the Home (open access)

Predictors of Portable Technology Adoption to Support Elementary Children Reading in the Home

Article identifying predictors of parent's portable technology adoption to support children's reading development in the home by applying the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology to informal elementary education.
Date: March 15, 2018
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren & Antonenko, Pavlo
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Parents’ mobile technology adoption influences on elementary children’s use (open access)

Parents’ mobile technology adoption influences on elementary children’s use

This article identifies 120 parents' intentions to adopt mobile technology and gathers in-depth perceptions about mobile technology adoption with a smaller subset of 13 parents.
Date: January 2, 2018
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

¡Muévete! Integrating physical education and language learning in bilingual classrooms

Presentation sharing strategies for developing academic vocabular in Spanish and English through movement. It was presented at the Texas Association for Bilingual Education Conference held in 2018.
Date: 2018
Creator: Abels, Karen Weiller; Boyd, Rossana R. & González-Carriedo, Ricardo
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Student Motivation Strategies to Start the New School Year!

Presentation for developing student motivation with an emphasis in bilingual education or ESL students. It was presented as part of the Education for Hispanic Dual-Language Institute held at W. H. Adamson High School in Dallas, Texas on October 14, 2017.
Date: October 14, 2017
Creator: Boyd, Rossana R. & González-Carriedo, Ricardo
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Creating Bilingual Instructional Activities

Presentation exploring research related to translanguaging and creating bilingual instructional activities. It was presented at the 10th International Conference for Teachers of English held in Honduras.
Date: 2017-08-10/2017-08-12
Creator: Boyd, Rossana R.
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Child Care Experiences Among Dual Language Learners in the United States: Analyses of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--Birth Cohort (open access)

Child Care Experiences Among Dual Language Learners in the United States: Analyses of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--Birth Cohort

This article uses nationally representative data from the Early Chlidhood Longitudinal Study--Birth Cohort used to examine child care experiences with repreated cross-sectional analysis at 9, 24, and 52 months for dual language learner and non-dual language learner children.
Date: March 22, 2017
Creator: Espinosa, Linda M.; LaForett, Doré R.; Burchinal, Margaret; Burchinal, Margaret; Winsler, Adam; Tien, Hsiao-Chuan et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
"Remixing" Current Events: Navigating the Transmedia Terrain with Fifth Graders (open access)

"Remixing" Current Events: Navigating the Transmedia Terrain with Fifth Graders

This article discusses two democratic media literacy skills that teachers can model and teach to help students as 21st century citizens.
Date: March 2017
Creator: Krutka, Daniel G.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

La indagación como estrategia clave en el aula bilingüe

Presentation highlighting how to use inquiry-based practices in the classroom. It was presented at the National Association for Bilingual Education Conference held in 2017.
Date: February 23, 2017
Creator: Boyd, Rossana R. & Lerwick, Patry
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
“Being Wholly Muslim and Wholly American”: Exploring One Islamic School’s Efforts to Educate Against Extremism (open access)

“Being Wholly Muslim and Wholly American”: Exploring One Islamic School’s Efforts to Educate Against Extremism

This article reports findings from a qualitative case study of an Islamic school in the United States that counters religious extremism through the promotion and development of an American Muslim identity in its students, an ideology that advances the idea that an individual can be wholly American and wholly Muslim without any incongruity.
Date: 2017
Creator: Brooks, Melanie C. & Ezzani, Miriam
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
A Book Review: Charter Schools, Race, and Urban Space Where the Market Meets Grassroots Resistance By Kristen L. Buras (open access)

A Book Review: Charter Schools, Race, and Urban Space Where the Market Meets Grassroots Resistance By Kristen L. Buras

Book review of "Charter Schools, Race, and Urban Space: Where the Market Meets Grassroots Resistance" by Kristen L. Buras.
Date: 2017
Creator: Viamontes, Ciro Jesus & Ezzani, Miriam
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

A Fresh Perspectives: Newbies Implementing the SIOP Model

Presentation sharing a program to support English language learners in mathematics and science by training in-service and pre-service teachers using the SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) model. It was presented at the TexTESOL conference in 2017.
Date: 2017
Creator: Boyd, Rossana R.; Watson, Cindy; Jaballa, Alysha & de la Garza, Jennifer
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Ignorance or Indifference? Seeking Excellence and Equity for Under-Represented Students of Color in Gifted Education (open access)

Ignorance or Indifference? Seeking Excellence and Equity for Under-Represented Students of Color in Gifted Education

This article discusses data on under-representation of students of color in gifted education programs in the U.S., along with contributing factors and recommendations.
Date: 2017
Creator: Wright, Brian L.; Ford, Donna Y. & Young, Jemimah L.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Out of School and into STEM: Supporting Girls of Color Through Culturally Relevant Enrichment (open access)

Out of School and into STEM: Supporting Girls of Color Through Culturally Relevant Enrichment

This article explains how teachers can adapt traditional STEM enrichment activities to support girls of color through culturally relevant institutional practices.
Date: 2017
Creator: Young, Jemimah L.; Young, Jamaal & Paufler, Noelle A.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Transforming Educational Leadership Preparation: Starting with Ourselves (open access)

Transforming Educational Leadership Preparation: Starting with Ourselves

This article describes a duoethnography of two faculty members working in different leadership programs to reveal how their understanding of diversity and social justice has been formed over the course of their lives.
Date: October 3, 2016
Creator: Guerra, Patricia L. & Pazey, Barbara L.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library