Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE) Journal
The Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE) publication is an online, peer-reviewed journal, that was established and jointly sponsored by five professional associations, namely the (a) Technology and Mathematics Education (AMTE), (b) Technology and Science Education (AETS), (c) Technology and Social Studies Education (NCSS-CUFA), (d) Technology and English Education (CEE), and (e) Educational Technology (SITE) (CITE Journal, 2012). This journal is selected based on the publication’s unique features, which include the ability to provide (a) readers to write short responses to articles published in a commentary strand linked to the article; (b) interactive medium to develop ongoing, peer-reviewed dialog and critique; (c) a general educational technology section and three cross-disciplinary sections, such as Editorial, Current Practice, and Seminal articles; (d) an online medium that provides authors to demonstrate technologies about the written work, such as video and audio sections, animation, computer-generated reality, web links, and replications; and, (e) diverse educational issues, such as educational policies and practices, teacher education, teacher professional development, technology integration, and conceptual and theoretical pieces, to name a few (CITE Journal, 2012).
The author of this paper will be interested to submit an article to CITE Journal that will focus on the effectiveness of hybrid online learning to support the development and implementation of relevant and meaningful instructional strategies on different content areas for K-12 classrooms. The objectives of the author’s paper include: (a) providing the connection of instructional methodologies and strategies being conducted in the classroom with an online learning environment; (b) development of authentic and relevant online lessons and activities based on project-based learning to motivate and engage students to obtain mastery and understanding of different content areas; (c) discovery and exploration of innovative approaches to integrate technology effectively in teaching and student learning; (d) communication and collaboration among professional colleagues in the field of education; and, (e) critical discourse of best practices between traditional classroom teaching and technology-enriched teaching.
The online submission of an article with CITE Journal is located at http://site.aace.org/publish/?fuseaction=Authors.BeginSubmissionCITE (CITE Journal, 2012). The submission guidelines, which is also located in this link, include specifications on length; originality; pre-publication; copyright; author note(s); handling of manuscripts; presentation; tables, figures and graphics; quotations, terminology and abbreviations; citations; references, and hyperlinks (CITE Journal, 2012). Articles can be submitted to the Publications Coordinator through an email address, email@example.com (CITE Journal, 2012).
The Educational Leadership journal is the flagship journal of ASCD, which is formerly known as the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD, 2012). This journal focuses primarily to pre Kindergarten to 12th Grade educational issues, such as curriculum, instruction, supervision, and leadership. The articles in this journal are mostly written by educators for educators, with the strong emphasis on sharing and inspiring fellow colleagues to improve teaching and student learning (ASCD, 2012). One of the unique features of Educational Leadership is the concept of themes as part of its monthly journal publications (ASCD, 2012). The thematic approach provides journal writers to think of innovative and creative topics that may not be covered in a purely technology-integration based journal (ASCD, 2012). In doing so, a wider audience can be reached by this journal because of the variety of topics that Educational Leadership offers to its readers (ASCD, 2012).
The author of this paper will be interested to submit an article to Educational Leadership journal that will focus on the demonstration of effective school leadership using relevant and innovative technology-based practices. The objectives of the author’s paper include: (a) a discussion on the complex challenges and different initiatives that school administrators face in today’s education; (b) the high stakes that principals face concerning coaching and mentoring fellow educators, collaborating and building positive working relationships with teachers, establishing quality communication with parents, and accountability on students’ academic success; and, (c) the effectiveness and relevance of implementing technology-based practices to support productive functionality in school operations and people management, classroom instruction, parent communication, and student learning.
The online submission of an article with Educational Leadership is located at http://www.ascd.org/Publications/Educational-Leadership/Write-for-Educational-Leadership/Write-for-Educational-Leadership.aspx (ASCD, 2012). The submission guidelines, which is also located in this link, include specifications on (a) the kind of articles that will be published in this journal; (b) how to prepare a manuscript, such as number of pages, document margins, number of words, and information needed for submission; (c) how to submit a manuscript, including the type of file that should be used if manuscript will be submitted through email, and the number of copies a manuscript should have when submitting by mail; (d) what happens next, such as the round of reviews that manuscripts undergo before final approval; (e) how to survive the editing process, such as the process involved to complete the different stages of editing and layout; (f) artwork and photographs, including the type of photos, slides, and examples of student work for publication; and, (g) what happens when an article comes out (ASCD, 2012). Manuscripts can be submitted online through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or can be sent to Marge Scherer, Editor in Chief of Educational Leadership, at 1703 N. Beauregard Street Alexandria, VA 22311-1714 (ASCD, 2012).
Educational Technology and Research Development
The Educational Technology and Research Development journal is a bi-monthly scholarly publication of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT) that focuses primarily on research and development in educational technology (Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), 2012). Furthermore, this journal focuses on research that includes (a) planning, implementation, evaluation, and management of a variety of instructional technologies and learning environments; (b) formative evaluations and theoretical-based instructional designs to support student success in the mastery of different content areas; (c) instructional development process to support more relevant and meaningful teaching practices; (d) innovative approaches technology implementation to instructional development; and, (e) book reviews, international reviews, and abstracts (Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), 2012).
The author of this paper will be interested to submit a paper to Educational Technology Research and Development that will focus on the integration of mobile applications into K-12 teaching and learning, particularly in supporting current teaching methodologies and strategies for students’ academic achievement. The objectives of this paper will include: (a) an explanation on the different teaching methodologies and strategies that K-12 public school teachers implement in everyday classroom instruction to deliver relevant and meaningful content; (b) a discussion on the different types of mobile applications that are available for teaching and student learning; (c) a discourse on the contributions of mobile applications to building knowledge and skills through project-based learning, collaboration with peers, and creating projects using different mobile applications; (d) a demonstration on how student understanding and mastery of the content can be evaluated through relevant use of mobile applications; and, (e) the relationship of innovative mobile applications to developing motivation and engagement among students and teachers to cultivate a positive and productive learning environment.
The online submission of an article with Educational Technology Research and Development is located at http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/learning+%26+instruction/journal/11423 (Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), 2012). The submission guidelines include the following instructions: (a) manuscripts that focus primarily on research in educational technology should be submitted online to http://www.edmgr.com/ertd, inquiries should be sent to Michael J. Hannafin, Research Editor, through email at Hannafic@uga.edu; (b) manuscripts that focus primarily on design and development of learning systems and educational applications should be submitted online to http://www.edmgr.com/ertd, inquiries should be sent to J. Michael Spector, Development Editor, through email at email@example.com; (c) book reviews should be submitted to http://www.edmgr.com/ertd, and inquiries should be sent to Tiffany Koszalka through email at firstname.lastname@example.org; (d) international reviews should be submitted to http://www.edmgr.com/ertd, inquiries should be sent to Abbas Johari through an email at email@example.com; (e) editorial procedure on double-blind peer review; (f) manuscript submission; (g) permissions; (h) online submission; (i) title page, abstract, keywords, and biography; (j) text formatting, headings, abbreviations, footnotes, acknowledgements, and page length; (k) tables; (l) references and citation using APA style; and, (m) artwork and illustration guidelines (Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), 2012).
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE)
The Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE) publication is the official journal of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), which focus on the exchange of knowledge and use of information technology in teacher education Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, 2012). Likewise, this journal covers topics on (a) teacher pre-service and in-service; (b) graduate programs in areas such as curriculum and instruction; (c) educational administration; (d) instructional technology; and, (e) educational computing (Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, 2012).
The author of this paper will be interested to submit a paper to the JTATE publication that will focus on the impact of effective and relevant professional development among K-12 public school teachers on appropriate technology integration in content areas. The objectives of this paper will include: (a) a discussion on the different professional development that K-12 public school teachers currently undergo as part of their teaching profession; (b) a discourse on qualitative and quantitative results from different instruments in gathering K-12 public school teachers views, factual data, and other pertinent information; (c) an explanation on the meaning and understanding of appropriate technology integration; (d) findings on different methodologies and strategies with regard to technology integration in different content areas; and, (e) the effects of technology integration in K-12 teaching and student learning.
The online submission of an article with the JTATE journal is located at http://site.aace.org/publish/?fuseaction=Authors.BeginSubmission (Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, 2012). The submission guidelines include the following instructions: (a) journal content, including research papers, case studies, tutorials, courseware experiences, evaluations, review papers, and viewpoints; (b) originality of the manuscripts, accuracy, and editorial form; (c) organization and selection of facts to support manuscripts; (d) language to be used in writing manuscripts; (e) preview process before and after submitting manuscripts; (f) pre-publication by another journal; (g) copyright rules and regulations by the Association for the Advancement of Computer in Education (AACE); (h) author’s note; (i) handling of manuscripts by at least two members of the Editorial Review Board; (j) presentation of manuscripts in online form, preferably in Microsoft Word (.doc) format; (k) tables, figures, and graphics have to be embedded within the file with specified resolution and quality; (l) quotations, including its sources; (m) terminology and abbreviations; (n) program listings, if space permits; (o) citations in APA style; and, (p) references in APA style (Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE), 2012).
The Journal was launched in 1972 and became the first magazine to cover education technology. The Journal is also known to dedicate topics that inform and educate K-12 district and school administrators, technologists, and tech-savvy educations within districts, schools, and classrooms, with the goal of improving and advancing the learning process of students through the use of effective and meaningful technology. Furthermore, each issues in The Journal contains different news, trends, and “how-to” topics such as networking, security, policy and advocacy, telecom, hardware/software, the smart classroom, mobile computing and wireless, eLearning, technology funding, professional development, technology support, and the like (The Journal, 2012).
The author of this paper will be interested to submit an article to The Journal that will focus on the effective of hybrid online professional development for K-12 public school teachers to provide collaboration, communication, and creativity among educators regarding relevant and meaningful teaching practices. The objectives of this paper will include: (a) the discussion on what is effective and appropriate professional development for K-12 public school teachers; (b) the importance of providing K-12 public school teachers with engaging and highly interactive, job-based professional development; (c) the implementation process that follows after K-12 public school teachers receive professional development; (d) the components that would be essential in an effective hybrid online professional development; and, (e) the structure and organization of technology integration in the design and development of hybrid online professional development for K-12 public school teachers.
The online submission of any article to The Journal is located at http://thejournal.com/pages/press-release-guidelines-for-the-journal.aspx (The Journal, 2012). The submission guidelines include the following instructions: (a) editorial decisions are based on the value of information that can be provided to The Journal’s diverse readers; (b) articles that relate to real-life case studies and one-on-one interviews with higher education school leaders and managers; (c) feature articles have a set deadline date that is usually three months ahead of the issue date; (d) opinion submissions may be submitted anytime to Michael Hart, Managing Editor, through email at firstname.lastname@example.org; and, (e) topics are listed in The Journal Editorial Calendar for 2013 at http://bit.ly/QmxORs (The Journal, 2012).
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE). (2012). Guidelines for journal of technology and teacher education submission (JTATE). Retrieved from http://site.aace.org/publish/?fuseaction=Authors.BeginSubmission
The Journal. (2012). Press release guidelines for the journal. Retrieved from http://thejournal.com/pages/press-release-guidelines-for-the-journal.aspx
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