ArticlesRecent articles by Rockman et al staff (in reverse chronological order):
Ben-Zeev, A. & Kirtman, N. (2012). Stereotype Threat Beyond the Laboratory: Do Single-Gender Colleges Signal a Safety in the Air? In B. Hunter & T. Romero (Eds.), Psychology of Threat. Nova Science Publishers.
Schwartz, N. H., Scott, B. M., & Forster, D. (2012). Where is metacognition in thinking and learning? Evidence from neuroscience, cognition, and instructional research. In R. Azevedo & V. Aleven (Eds.), The International Handbook of Metacognition and Learning Technologies. Springer Science.
Sanford, C. W. (2010). Evaluating Family Interactions to Inform Exhibit Design: Comparing Three Different Learning Behaviors in a Museum Setting. Journal of the Visitor Studies Association, 13(1), 67-89.
Rockman, S., & Fontana, L. (2010). Reaching Beyond Bricks and Mortar. In G. Berg (Ed.), Cases on Online Tutoring, Mentoring, and Educational Services: Practices and Applications. (pp. 160 - 171). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
Bass, K. M., & Bandy, E. A. (2009). Digital pathways to learning through collaborative media production. In K. Tyner (Ed.), Media Literacy: New Agendas in Communication. (pp. 28 - 50). New York: Routledge.
Barab, S. A., Scott, B., Siyahhan, S. Goldstone, R., Ingram-Goble, A., Zuiker, S., & Warren, S. (2009). Transformational play as a curricular scaffold: Using videogames to support science education. Journal of Science Education and Technology.
Pawan, F., & Honeyford, M. (2009). Academic literacies and the new college learner. In R. F. Flippo & D. C. Claverly (Eds.) Handbook of College Reading and Study Strategy Research. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge.
Alexander, J. M., Johnson, K. E., Scott, B. M., & Meyer, R. D. (2008). Stegosaurus and Spoonbills: Mechanisms for transfer across biological domains. In M. F. Shaughnessy, M. V. Veenman, & C. K. Kennedy (Eds.), Metacognition: A Recent Review of Research, Theory, and Perspectives. (pp. 63-83). Happauge, NY: Nova Publications.
Rockman, S. (2008, Fall). A Brief Look at the Research. Threshold Magazine, 12.
Bass, K., Puckett, C., & Rockman, S. (2008, January). Models of Digital Collection Use in a University Community. Educational Technology, 48(1), 44-49.
Nelson-Barber, S., & Trumbull, E. (2007). Making assessment practices valid for Native American students. Journal of Indian Education, Special Issue.
Honeyford, M. (2007, November). ‘Members and aliens:’ Opening the borders of the public library. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX..
Rockman, S., Bass, K., & Borse, J. (2007, June). Media-Based Learning Science in Informal Environments Commissioned Paper. Prepared for Learning Science in Informal Environments Committee of the National Research Council National Academy of Science.
Grunwald Associates & Rockman et al. (2007, April). Intel-based Mac Computers in Education: Research and Findings. Available at: http://www.apple.com/education/leaders-administrators/resources/.
Dede, C., & Rockman, S. (2007, Spring). Lessons Learned from Studying How Innovations Can Achieve Scale. Threshold Magazine, 4-10.
Rockman, S. (2007, Winter). It's My Laptop. Threshold Magazine, 21-25.
Puckett, C. (2007). The Goal: Equity; The Approach: Fun, Real Work. In R. Forcier & D. Descy (Eds.), The Computer as an Educational Tool: Productivity and Problem Solving (4th ed.)(pp. 132-133). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Fisk, B., & Sloan, K. (2005). Taking-off or taking off: What makes a professional development experience last? In S. Rhine & M. Bailey (Eds.), Insights from the PT3 Program (pp. 47-57). Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education.
Margerum-Leys, J., & Bass, K. M. (2005). Electronic tools for online assessment: An illustrative case study. In S. Howell (Ed.), Online assessment and measurement: Case studies from higher education, K-12, and corporate (Volume II) (pp. 62-81). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing. (Link to article abstract and introduction only. For purchasing information, please visit http://www.idea-group.com/books/details.asp?id=5046.)
Rockman, S. (2005). Assessing the outcomes of interactive Web sites. In Proceedings of Web Designs for Interactive Learning Conference, Web site evaluation (pp. 2-11). Ithaca, NY: Cornell Lab of Ornithology and The Exploratorium.
Rockman, S. (2004, October). A study in learning. Technology & Learning, 25(3), 34-37. (Free site registration is required to access the article.)
Rockman, S. (2004). Positioning Evaluation and Research within PT3 Projects. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education 12(2), 155-158.
Rockman, S. (2003, Fall). Learning from laptops. Threshold Magazine, 1(1), 24-28.
Kafai, Y. B., Fishman, B. J., Bruckman, A. S., & Rockman, S. (2002). Models of educational computing @ home: New frontiers for research on technology in learning. Educational Technology Review [Online serial], 10(2), 52-68.
Rockman, S. (2000, August). A Lesson from Richard Nixon: Observations about technology policy and practice in education. Background paper prepared for the Secretary’s Technology Conference, Washington, D.C.: US Department of Education.
Rockman, S. (2000). Technology, urban school reform and the schizophrenic nature of teaching. In EDC Center for Children and Technology (Eds.), The Wingspread Conference on Technology’s Role in Urban School Reform: Achieving Equity and Quality. Funded by the Joyce Foundation and the Johnson Foundation.
Title: Cultural Validity in Assessment: A Guide for Educators
Copyright: In preparation
Title: Language and Learning: What Teachers Need to Know
Written in reader-friendly style, this book provides a substantive, research-based introduction to most of the language topics K-12 teachers need to understand in order to teach effectively. The authors address such topics as relationships between language and cognition, first and second language acquisition, language and culture, literacy learning and teaching, and the role of language in assessment. They also devote considerable attention to specific strategies teachers can use to meet the educational needs of students from a wide range of linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The book is designed to be useful to teachers, teacher educators, and professional developers.
Title: Assessment Alternatives for Diverse Classrooms
Authors: Beverly Farr & Elise Trumbull
This book provides a framework for thinking about assessment and related issues, such as curriculum development, and brings these frameworks alive through real-world examples. The book is comprehensive in that it addresses in an integrated manner issues often covered separately. These issues include equitable education in a diverse society, multicultural instruction, second-language learning and bilinguality, and assessment. The authors’ primary focus, however, is on diversity as it relates to language and culture.
Title: Guide to Developing Equitable Performance Assessments
Oftentimes, poor performance represents a gap between a student's frame of reference and the task being evaluated, rather than what a student has actually learned. Since the goal of assessment is to determine what a student knows, it is important that assessment reflect a student's particular culture. This guide includes principles for developing performance assessments that are in tune with students' particular cultures, materials for a professional development workshop, and a selection of assessment tasks for grades 4-8.
Purchasing info: http://www.wested.org/cs/we/view/rs/87