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Paiva, João C.; Morais, Carla; Moreira, Luciano – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
This paper proposes an ecological framework "Activities with Parents on the Computer" (APC) to bridge home and school contexts by involving parents and students in digital media based assignments. An exploratory case-study was conducted based on ten parent-child dyads that engaged in an APC at home. Attitudes were assessed through a…
Descriptors: Ecological Factors, Home Study, Computer Uses in Education, Parent Child Relationship
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Ranker, Jason – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2017
This article presents an analysis of a digital video created by a student (age 13) in a classroom setting. Since sign functioning is a key focus in theories of meaning making as it occurs through language and through other modes, my analysis focuses on the relations between signifiers as they are inscribed in her video. This analysis explores new…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Nonverbal Communication, Speech
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Brecka, Peter; Valentová, Monika – Informatics in Education, 2017
The basis of the submitted study are the continuously rising demands to alter the curricula with the aim to develop students' key competences in order to increase their professional versatility. The lack of scientific research and discussions show that little investigation has been done on the issue of development of key competences. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Ayieko, Rachel A.; Gokbel, Elif N.; Nelson, Bryan – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2017
This study uses the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study to investigate the relationships among students' and teachers' computer use, and eighth-grade students' mathematical reasoning in three high-achieving nations: Finland, Chinese Taipei, and Singapore. The study found a significant negative relationship in all three…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Mathematics Achievement
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Kesler, Ted; Tinio, Pablo P. L.; Nolan, Brian T. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
This article reports on an action research project with 9 eighth-grade special education students in a self-contained classroom in an urban public school. The 1st author, in collaboration with the classroom teacher (3rd author), taught the students a critical media literacy framework to explore popular culture websites. Students learned to analyze…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Popular Culture, Web Sites
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Salah, Raed Omar – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The study aims to identify the effect of using computerized based education on Eighth grade achievement in Math. In addition the study aims to identify the effect of gender on students' achievement who received computerized education. The study was based on the selection of students from two schools in Ma'an City one for females and the other for…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum
Henry, Nancy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Technology and a variety of resources play an important role in students' educational lives. Vygotsky's (1987) theory of tool mediation suggests that cultural tools, such as computer software influence individuals' thinking and action. However, it is not completely understood how technology and other resources influence student action. Middle…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Middle School Students, Student Research, Earth Science
Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this research was to investigate whether particular socio-demographic characteristics of pupils in lower secondary education, their level of computer selfefficacy and motivation for using digital media in class are considered significant predictors of constructivist learning. Furthermore, the aim was to investigate the characteristics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Secondary Education, Secondary School Students
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Berger-Tikochinski, Tal; Zion, Michal; Spektor-Levy, Ornit – Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning, 2016
This is a five-year study conducted with junior high school students studying in a 1:1-laptop program in order to test the effects of the program on various measures related to the students: their attitudes, motivation, perceived school norms, self-efficacy, and behavioral intention towards learning with laptops, according to the Theory of Planned…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Student Attitudes, Laptop Computers, Junior High School Students
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Ahn, June; Beck, Austin; Rice, John; Foster, Michelle – AERA Open, 2016
In this article, we present analyses from a researcher-practitioner partnership in the District of Columbia Public Schools, where we are exploring the impact of educational software on students' academic achievement. We analyze a unique data set that combines student-level information from the district with data of student usage of a mathematics…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
Johnson, Mary L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Research on 1:1 laptop implementations is missing key information about student achievement on high-stakes assessment. This post hoc, quasi-experimental, quantitative study explores how 1:1 laptop access affects student achievement on the mandated eighth-grade online science assessment in five Mississippi school districts throughout the state.…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Assisted Testing, High Stakes Tests
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Xiang, Lin; Passmore, Cynthia – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
There has been increased recognition in the past decades that model-based inquiry (MBI) is a promising approach for cultivating deep understandings by helping students unite phenomena and underlying mechanisms. Although multiple technology tools have been used to improve the effectiveness of MBI, there are not enough detailed examinations of how…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Models, Case Studies
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Downes, John M.; Bishop, Penny A. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2015
The number of middle level schools adopting 1:1 laptop programs has increased considerably during the past decade (e.g., Lowther, Strahl, Inan, & Bates, 2007; Storz & Hoffman, 2013; Texas Center for Educational Research, 2009). The cornerstone practices of the middle school concept (National Middle School Association, 2010), therefore,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Laptop Computers, Access to Computers
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Arthanat, Sajay; Curtin, Christine; Kontak, David – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2015
Mainstream technologies are widely being employed in inclusive and special education classrooms to accommodate the learning needs of students. As the evidence of their effectiveness evolves, educators and school-based therapists need tools and documentable strategies for their implementation. This research presents an evaluation protocol to guide…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Developmental Disabilities, Handheld Devices
Watkins, Ryan; Engel, Laura C.; Hastedt, Dirk – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2015
The rise of digital information and communication technologies (ICT) has made the acquisition of computer and information literacy (CIL) a leading factor in creating an engaged, informed, and employable citizenry. However, are young people, often described as "digital natives" or the "net generation," developing the necessary…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Information Technology, Influence of Technology, Computer Literacy
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