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ERIC Number: ED562236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Effect of Digitally-Inspired Instruction on Seventh Grade Science Achievement
Winn, Pam; Erwin, Susan; Becker, Melissa; White, Misty
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA) (Fort Worth, TX, Oct 22-24, 2013)
Results of a collaborative, quasi-experimental, research and development project partnering university professors with a seventh grade science teacher are reported. The study proposed to test the academic effectiveness of innovative digitally-inspired instruction using commonly available digital tools on 33 North Texas public school students enrolled in seventh grade science. Technology was introduced into science lessons not as the goal of instruction, but as tools to develop effective and engaging 21st Century learning. State mandated student learning objectives were tested pre- and post-intervention using district benchmark tests to determine effects of digitally-inspired instruction on achievement. Mean achievement pass rates increased from 18%-42% for all learning objectives measured. Instructional unit lesson design and associated digital tools are also described. [For the full proceedings, see ED562107.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas