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Chung, Gregory K. W. K.; Delacruz, Girlie C.; Dionne, Gary B.; Baker, Eva L.; Lee, John J.; Osmundson, Ellen – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2016
This report addresses a renewed interest in individualized instruction, driven in part by advances in technology and assessment as well as a persistent desire to increase the access, efficiency, and cost effectiveness of training and education. Using computer-based instruction we delivered extremely efficient instruction targeted to low knowledge…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Algebra, Grade 8, Individualized Instruction
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An, Heejung, Ed.; Alon, Sandra, Ed.; Fuentes, David, Ed. – IGI Global, 2015
The inclusion of new and emerging technologies in the education sector has been a topic of interest to researchers, educators, and software developers alike in recent years. Utilizing the proper tools in a classroom setting is a critical factor in student success. "Tablets in K-12 Education: Integrated Experiences and Implications"…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Mendiburo, Maria; Williams, Laura K.; Sulcer, Brian; Hasselbring, Ted – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
In this paper, the authors discuss a portion of the design research process of developing an intelligent tutoring system (ITS) for classroom use. The goal of this ITS is to simultaneously provide automated support for student learning and generate diagnostic information for teachers that can lead directly to actionable recommendations for pedagogy…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Bebell, Damian; Clarkson, Apryl; Burraston, James – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2014
Many parents, educators, and policy makers see great potential for leveraging tools like laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones in the classrooms of the world. Under budget constraints and shared access to equipment for students and teachers, the impacts have been irregular but hint at greater possibilities in 1:1 student computing settings.…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Educational Technology, Suburban Schools, Mixed Methods Research
Davis, Lauren – Eye on Education, 2013
Schools nationwide are transitioning to the Common Core--our advice to you: Don't go it alone! Our new book, "Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans: Ready-to-Use Resources, 6-8," shows you that teaching the Common Core State Standards in the middle grades doesn't have to be intimidating! This easy-to-use guide meets the particular needs of middle…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Lesson Plans, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Guides
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Bolyard, Johnna; Moyer-Packenham, Patricia – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
This study investigated how the use of virtual manipulatives in integer instruction impacts student achievement for integer addition and subtraction. Of particular interest was the influence of using virtual manipulatives on students' ability to create and translate among representations for integer computation. The research employed a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Numbers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills
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Hagood, Margaret C. – Voices from the Middle, 2012
New literacies are affecting the ways that we choose to spend our time in teaching and learning. In this article, Hagood describes the work of nine middle grades teachers' explorations of new literacies, including digital technologies and pop culture, and their implementations in their content area instruction. She also highlights some of the…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Content Area Reading, Risk, Rewards
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Zhang, Meilan; Quintana, Chris – Computers & Education, 2012
Online inquiry, use of the Web as an information resource to inquire into science, has become increasingly common in middle schools in recent years. However, prior research has found that middle school students tend to use the Web in a superficial manner. To address the challenges that students face in online inquiry, we designed the Digital…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Video Technology, Middle School Students, Middle Schools
Gunbas, Nilgun – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a computer-based story on sixth grade students' mathematics word problem solving achievement. Problems were embedded in a story presented on a computer, and then compared to a paper-based story and to a condition that presented the problems as typical, isolated words problems. One hundred…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Problem Solving
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Anthony, Anika Ball – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2012
Technology implementation research indicates that teachers' beliefs and knowledge, as well as a host of institutional factors, can influence technology integration. Drawing on third-generation activity theory, this article conceptualizes technology implementation as a network of planning and integration activities carried out by technology…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, School Districts, Systems Approach
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Crompton, Helen; Keane, Julie – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2012
The purpose of this study is to investigate the implementation of a whole school one-to-one iPod Touch project in a middle school in the southeastern United States. While some focused studies have been undertaken in this new field of learning, there has been little research to date that documents activity within a whole school implementation…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Formative Evaluation, Focus Groups, Handheld Devices
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Williams, Keeshan; Igel, Irina; Poveda, Ronald; Kapila, Vikram; Iskander, Magued – Advances in Engineering Education, 2012
This paper presents a series of illustrative LEGO Mindstorms-based science and math activities, developed under an NSF GK-12 Fellows project, for elementary, middle, and high school grades. The activities, developed by engineering and science graduate Fellows in partnership with K-12 teachers, are grade appropriate, address pertinent learning…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
The "LeTUS" program is a three-year, project-based, technology-integrated middle school science curriculum for grades 6-8. The "LeTUS" program is composed of multiple units, each lasting between eight and ten weeks. Topics include global warming, water and air quality, force and motion, communicable diseases, and ecological…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Urban Schools, Science Curriculum, Middle School Students
Palombo, Marielle S. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Adolescent writing proficiency is widely considered to be in a state of crisis nationally, and new instructional approaches are needed to raise writing proficiency among all adolescents, with special attention to those students who struggle most (Graham & Perin, 2007). The affordances of digital communication media, such as online discussion…
Descriptors: Evidence, Web Sites, Writing (Composition), Electronic Publishing
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Westenskow, Arla; Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2011
No person, place, or thing can capture the attention of a class of sixth graders like "man's best friend." To prompt students' interest in a series of lessons on proportional relationships, the authors brought in a unique teaching aid--a dog. A family dog was used to supply the measurements for scatter plots and variables so that students could…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Animals, Teaching Methods, Student Interests
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