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

Description: 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
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Pandemic induced remote learning increases need for mobile game-based learning to engage learners

Description: Article providing a research perspective on Giannakas et al.’s (2018) manuscript, “A critical review of 13 years of mobile game-based learning” to serve as a resource to educators navigating the transition to remote learning during the pandemic.
Date: November 17, 2020
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Private blog reflections connecting course content with field experiences: Preservice teachers grapple with teacher identity

Description: 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
Partner: UNT College of Education

Print or iPad? Young Children’s Text Type Shared Reading Preference and Behaviors in Comparison to Parent Predictions and At-home Practices

Description: Article examining young children’s reading preference by text type. Discourse and observation analyses show children engage differently between text types. Findings have implications for parents, teachers, and teacher educators support today’s young children as readers.
Date: June 29, 2020
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren & Trotter, Julia
Partner: UNT College of Education
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How Parent Perceptions Relate to Elementary Children’s Portable Technology Use by Gender and Grade Level

Description: 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
Partner: UNT College of Education
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The influence of mobile technologies on preschool and elementary children's literacy achievement: A systematic review spanning 2007-2019

Description: This article conducts a review study to measure the effectiveness of mobile technologies to support children's literacy achievement on pre-kindergarten through 5th grade students from 2007 to 2019.
Date: June 15, 2020
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren; Mitchell, C.; Stamm, Benjamin & Kogut, A.
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Partnering With Parents: Devices and Apps to Support Elementary Children Reading

Description: 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
Partner: UNT College of Education
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A scoping review of digital game-based technology on English language learning

Description: 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
Partner: UNT College of Education
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TPACK’s pedagogy and the gradual release of responsibility model coalesce: integrating technology into literacy teacher preparation

Description: Article exploring how the pedagogical knowledge construct of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) and a scaffolded use of the gradual release of responsibility framework helped preservice teachers design literacy instruction with the iPad.
Date: January 19, 2021
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Making space for visual literacy in literacy teacher preparation: Preservice teachers coding to design digital books

Description: Article exploring preservice teachers’ coding in the design of a visually-enhanced digital book to reduce the lag between highly visual texts in elementary classrooms and a lack of emphasis on visual literacy in teacher preparation. Findings call for a shift to acknowledge and incorporate visual literacy theories and practices into teacher preparation programs to prepare preservice teachers for digitally literate classrooms.
Date: July 24, 2021
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Sexuality Educational Needs and Religiosity of Premarital Young Adults

Description: Sexual knowledge and concerns are part of the multidimensional nature of human sexuality, shaped by sociocultural influences (e.g. religiosity and culture). The relationship between couples’ religiosity and their sexuality education needs is poorly understood. The purpose of the research as a pilot study was to explore premarital individuals’ sexual and reproductive health literacy and sexual concerns, as well as whether religiosity might be able to predict either one of these variables. Using a small sample of dating and engaged couples and individuals (N = 48), bivariate regression analyses, analyses of variance, and a canonical correlation analysis (CCA) were conducted on survey data. Results from the CCA indicated that there may be a complex and negative relationship between one’s religiosity and sexual/reproductive health knowledge, but given the small sample size, the results were statistically insignificant.
Date: 2018
Creator: Larva, Michelle A. E.
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Validity of Self-Report Dietary Assessment in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis: Comparison with Doubly Labeled Water Measured Total Energy Expenditure

Description: This article includes a cross-sectional study examining the Automated Self-Administered 24-H (ASA24) Dietary Assessment Tool in persons with Multiple Sclerosis. This study establishes the feasibility and acceptability of ASA24 in persons with MS and provides a foundation regarding the need for further validation research examining appropriate outcomes for supporting dietary interventions
Date: April 5, 2021
Creator: Silveira, Stephanie L.; Jeng, Brenda; Gower, Barbara A. & Motl, Robert W.
Partner: UNT College of Education
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An Investigation of the Organizational Impact of Computer Technology in Secondary Science Classrooms

Description: This article investigates the organizational impact of computer technology on four secondary science teachers’ teaching actions using the construct of community of practice. Analysis of data reveals three social participation structures that collectively orchestrated students’ science content learning: (1) students’ membership, (2) access to the structured tasks, and (3) confirmation of students’ learning of science concepts.
Date: June 13, 2021
Creator: Subramaniam, Karthigeyan
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Uncovering whiteness as discourse: A critical discourse analysis of the in-state resident tuition debate for undocumented students in Texas

Description: This article addresses the in-state resident tuition (ISRT) debate for undocumented college students in Texas and analyzes the implicit and explicit messages communicated in the policy and surrounding policy discourse. It uses a conceptual framework grounded in three constructs of critical whiteness studies including ontological expansiveness, color evasiveness, and individualization.
Date: April 19, 2021
Creator: Tapia-Fuselier, Nick; Jones, Veronica A. & Harbour, Clifford P.
Partner: UNT College of Education
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The impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on physical activity in U.S. children

Description: This article examines the impact of the pandemic on the physical activity and play behavior of U.S. children and to provide evidence based recommendations to improve their physical activity.
Date: February 28, 2021
Creator: Tulchin-Francis, Kirsten; Stevens Jr., Wilshaw; Gu, Xiangli; Zhang, Tao; Roberts, Heather; Keller, M Jean et al.
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Longitudinal Effects of Motivation and Physical Activity on Depressive Symptoms among College Students

Description: This article is guided by Lubans et al.'s conceptual framework and examines the longitudinal relationships of physical activity (PA) motivation with leisure-time PA and depressive symptoms among college students over one academic year. The findings suggest sex-specified motivational intervention strategies and PA promotion programs/opportunities are needed to reduce depression symptoms among college students over time.
Date: May 12, 2021
Creator: Zhang, Jie; Gu, Xiangli; Zhang, Xiaoxia; Lee, Jihye; Chang, Mei & Zhang, Tao
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Innovation to what end? Exploring the dynamic landscape of Texas teacher preparation pathways

Description: This article conducts an exploratory study of innovation in Texas' teacher preparation marketplace by drawing on theories of organizational innovation, specifically, dimensions of innovation related to organizational structure, processes, and outcomes. The analysis suggests programs should critically unpack what it means to be innovative in a dynamic and competitive teacher preparation marketplace.
Date: May 17, 2021
Creator: Castro, Andrene J. & Edwards, Wesley L.
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism: Third Generation Review

Description: This article is a systematic review describing a set of practices that have evidence of positive effects with autistic children and youth. It is the third iteration of a review of the intervention literature (Odom et al. in J Autism Dev Disorders 40(4):425–436, 2010a; Prevent School Fail 54(4):275–282, 2010b; Wong et al. in https://autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/sites/autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/files/imce/documents/2014-EBP-Report.pdf; J Autism Dev Disorders 45(7):1951–1966, 2015), extending coverage to articles published between 1990 and 2017.
Date: January 15, 2021
Creator: Hume, Kara; Steinbrenner, Jessica R.; Odom, Samuel L.; Morin, Kristi L.; Nowell, Sallie W.; Tomaszewski, Brianne et al.
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Does Perceived Competence Mediate between Ball Skills and Children’s Physical Activity and Enjoyment?

Description: This article examines the potential mediating role of perceived motor skill competence on relationships between actual ball skills and children’s physical activity (PA) and PA enjoyment. Correlation analyses showed positive relationships among the study variables. The findings highlight that ball skills significantly impact students’ perceived competence, positively and indirectly affecting their PA and PA enjoyment.
Date: July 4, 2021
Creator: Zhang, Tao; Lee, Joonyoung; Barnett, Lisa M. & Gu, Xiangli
Partner: UNT College of Education
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