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Ghoshal, Raj – Teaching Sociology, 2019
This article presents an in-class exercise that teaches students how to call elected officials about a course-related issue of their choice. The goals are to connect classroom learning with real-life action, to show that contacting elected officials need not be difficult or intimidating, and to help students develop a sense of efficacy that can…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Public Officials, Self Efficacy, Civics
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Mainiero, Lisa A.; Mangini, David M. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2019
This article showcases how mobile app technology can enhance leadership education through a new mobile app called "My Student Leader." "My Student Leader" represents a novel approach to leadership education so that students may use smartphone technology to enhance student leadership development on campus. The app facilitates…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Leadership Training, Computer Software, Telecommunications
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de Jesus, V. L. B.; Pérez, C. A. C.; de Oliveira, A. L.; Sasaki, D. G. G. – Physics Education, 2019
Currently, the number of smartphones with an embedded gyroscope sensor has been increasing due games whose performance relies on 3D augmented reality. In general, teaching papers on the gyroscope sensor address very simple spatial configuration, where the fixed rotation axis coincides to the z-axis of the smartphone. This work presents five…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Motion, Teaching Methods
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Byrne, Jason; Furuyabu, Mariko – Teaching English with Technology, 2019
This paper aims to provide teachers with a practical guide to working in an IT enabled classroom. The paper outlines four central practical examples, with teacher reflections, of what was required in starting an actual IT enabled English listening & speaking program. The classroom environment described is board-less, meaning the teacher's…
Descriptors: Troubleshooting, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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McLain, Terrill Reid – Teaching English with Technology, 2019
Today's students -- a generation electronically connected since birth -- are trying new innovative technology before they reach university. Integrating technology tools in classes has never been more accessible. Research supports using social media in the classroom to boost student engagement and is a good idea for many different subjects…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration, Learner Engagement
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Huang, Albert – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
This article describes how virtualization technology can provide a solution to the difficulties in teaching, learning, and assessing students' performance in computer networking subjects. The focus of this article is to show how virtualization technology can provide students with hands-on practice, can largely reduce the need for physical…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning
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Costa, Rosalina – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
Mobile phones are a characteristic artefact of contemporary societies, transversally present in both public and private spheres, including the students' daily life. This paper showcases an innovative teaching activity that takes advantage of this fact by promoting and valuing the use of smart phones in the university classrooms, specifically when…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Bogucki, Ryan; Greggila, Mary; Mallory, Paul; Feng, Jiansheng; Siman, Kelly; Khakipoor, Banafsheh; King, Hunter; Smith, Adam W. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Low cost, open-source analytical instrumentation has the potential to increase educational outcomes for students and enable large-scale citizen science projects. Many of these instruments rely on smartphones to collect the data, mainly because they can effectively leverage a dramatic price-to-performance ratio of the optical sensors. However,…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Science Instruction, Chemistry
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Tsai, Hung-Hsu; Chang, Chih-Tsan; Hou, Xin-Yu; Yong, You-Ming; Chiou, Kuo-Ching; Yu, Pao-Ta – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2019
The paper proposes an interactive student response portfolio (ISREP) system with iBeacon and web-socket technology, which supports flipped-classroom learning activities in traditional classrooms. The design of the ISREP system aims at promote interactions in classroom learning (CL). It offers APPs and web-interface functions for students and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Interaction