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The first of these papers by Herman, Meagher,
Abrahamson and Owens presents a comprehensive
report into a study on the use of a Classroom
Communication System in conjunction with graphics
calculators, which are used as the response
devices. The work is analysed around four types
of centredness, which are defined and applied in
the paper. This is a very interesting piece of
work which shows how this new form of technology
can impact education and make the classroom a
different teaching environment. While providing
a strong case for further work in this area, the
authors do acknowledge that further research is
needed in this area. This paper would be very
significant reading for anyone considering the
implementation of this or a similar system.

The second paper by Thomas and Hong presents the
results of case study research concerned with
teacher use of graphics calculators. Their
emphasis was on teacher integration of technology
into their teaching. This draws extensively on
the existing research on teachers' pedagogic
technical knowledge and the ideas of
instrumentation. In the paper there are many
useful examples from the case study. This article
is of real significance to those who are
concerned about developing teachers' use of
technology in classrooms around the world.

Student Perceptions on Use of a Classroom
Communication System in Mathematics Classes
Marlena Herman, Michael Meagher, Louis Abrahamson, and Douglas Owens

This study was designed to measure students'
perceptions of classrooms using a Classroom
Communication System (CCS). Drawing on the work
of the National Research Council Committee on
Developments in the Science of Learning
(Bransford, Brown and Cocking, 2000), the study
was designed to investigate students'
(n = 389) experiences in CCS classroom
environments in terms of the characteristics
learner-centred, knowledge-centred,
assessment-centred and community-centred.
Results suggest that students perceive that CCS
technology increases each of these four
centrednesses, in part by giving teachers more
information on what students are thinking, giving
students more information on what other students
are thinking, giving students more information on
their own progress, and facilitating
collaborative learning by supporting the sharing
of information.

Teacher Integration of Technology into Mathematics Learning
Michael O. J. Thomas and Ye Yoon Hong

Graphic calculators (GC) have been widely used in
teaching for around 20 years, and yet many
teachers still appear to be either unconvinced,
or unaware, of how to release the potential of
such technology to assist students to learn
mathematics. This research describes a study
addressing aspects of the teacher's role in
integrating technology into their pedagogy. It
considers issues related to the didactical
contract, pedagogical technology knowledge (PTK),
and procedural and conceptual knowledge in GC
integration in teaching by two groups of
secondary teachers. The results describe a
number of factors that identify teacher progress
toward pedagogical integration of digital
technology and from these some tentative
inferences for teacher professional development
may be drawn.

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