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Ekinci, Nurullah Emir; Yalcin, Ilimdar; Ayhan, Cihan – World Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the loneliness levels of students at the middle school level and their digital game addictions in terms of various variables. The study group consisted of 404 volunteer students in 5th-8th grade in Kutahya, Turkey. As data collection tools, "Digital Game Addiction Scale", developed by Lemmens et al.…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Middle School Students, Foreign Countries, Computer Games
Karademir, Cigdem Aldan; Deveci, Ozge – Online Submission, 2019
Based on Confucius' saying "A word may change your mind, an emotion may change your life and a person may change you", our emotions affect our learning if we take life as a process of learning. Some of our learning on which we are successful and unsuccessful are student characteristics. Effective properties are one of the characteristics…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Student Characteristics, Mathematics Skills
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Walkington, Candace; Wang, Min; Nathan, Mitchell J. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Collaborative gestures in the mathematics classroom occur when multiple learners coordinate their bodies in concert to accomplish mathematical goals. Collaborative gestures show how cognition becomes distributed across a system of dynamic agents, allowing for members of groups of students to act and gesture as one. We explore ways high school…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, High School Students, Video Games, Grade 9
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Sénécal, Anna-Marie; Mezzaluna, Vanessa; Cardoso, Walcir –, 2018
This study explored the effects of learner response systems (clickers) on the development of vocabulary knowledge in English (L2). Sixty-one Grade 8 learners divided in two groups participated in the experiment, which followed a pretest-posttest-delayed posttest research design. While the experimental group received a clicker-based treatment via…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
Kariuki, Patrick; Taylor, Jordan – Online Submission, 2018
Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Pictionary and traditional vocabulary strategies on student performance in a 9th grade English Language Arts classroom. The sample consisted of 30 ninth grade honor students who were randomly assigned to an experimental and control group. Data were collected using teacher made tests.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Games, Vocabulary Development
Cengel, Metin; Alkan, Ayse; Cayir, Esra – Online Submission, 2018
Increasing the quality and effectiveness of education and training, contributing to the social, political and economic structure of the countries is something that educators and educational policy makers are always working on. Increasing the quality of education and training nowadays can be achieved with the development of 21st century skills in…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Coding, Robotics, Computer Science Education
Dreas-Shaikha, Maryann J. – Online Submission, 2018
There is a serious need to reconsider the adult-led, grade-centered parent teacher meetings which are standard school practice. Schools and students would benefit from elevating PTMs with student voice and formative assessment that celebrates students' efforts and motivates them to continue learning. Under a reinvented framework for meetings,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Student Empowerment, Meetings
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Terrazas-Arellanes, Fatima Elvira; Gallard, Alejandro J.; Strycker, Lisa; Walden, Emily – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
Disparities in academic science performance remain for diverse learners, including students with learning disabilities and English learners. Educational technology offers the potential to support diverse learners by taking into account their specific needs and unique strengths. This paper reports on third-year results of a 3-year randomized…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Achievement, Disabilities, English Language Learners
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Bae, Christine Lee; DeBusk-Lane, Morgan; Hayes, Kathryn N. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
In this mixed methods study we examined students' science engagement in relation to classroom opportunities to participate in science practices in a sample of middle school (N = 1613) students from 28 socioeconomically diverse schools in the western region of the United States. Students from high socioeconomic status (SES) schools reported…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Education, Science Process Skills
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Nacu, Denise; Flores, Evelyn; Baran, Aneta; Keoborakot, Nina; Pinkard, Nichole – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
Research has demonstrated the importance of the learning support roles adults play to help youth navigate into areas of interest and career pathways. This study focuses on brokering which involves connecting youth to people, resources, programs, and other learning opportunities. We examined mentor practices in a 10-week out-of-school STEM program…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Mentors, Informal Education, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Rand, Muriel K.; Algarin, Manuel; Rand, Catherine – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
In this qualitative study, semi-structured interviews were done with middle school students. Questions were asked about their teachers' classroom management. Coded transcriptions showed that participants primarily described talk in the classroom. Analysis of talk in the transcripts resulted in four themes: Controlling the talk, Getting Off-Task…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Classroom Communication, Power Structure, Classroom Techniques
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Evans, Miriam; Rappolt-Schlichtmann, Gabrielle; Daley, Samantha G.; Reich, Christine Ann; Cahill, Clara – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
There is widespread agreement that emotions play a critical role in informal science learning, yet little is known about the emotional experiences of children in informal science learning environments. This study aims to address this challenge by exploring the relationships among emotional, behavioral, and cognitive engagement in a science museum…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Science Education, Educational Environment, Learner Engagement
Hager, Gail – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
Nationally and internationally, teachers are being held increasingly accountable for student achievement, particularly in light of high stakes literacy and numeracy tests. Policies have been implemented that are designed to improve educational outcomes through raising student literacy levels across all school years in all subject areas. This has…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Teaching Methods, Grade 7, Middle School Students
Hunter, Jodie; Jones, Ian – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
We administered specially-designed, free-response mathematics tasks to primary students (N = 583, ages five to 12 years old). Our focus was on whether (i) the children's responses could be reliably assessed, and (ii) the responses could provide insights into children's mathematical thinking. We used a contemporary comparative judgement technique,…
Descriptors: Student Reaction, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
Getenet, Seyum; Fanshawe, Melissa – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
Considered by many as a source of valuable data and a potential to improve mathematics education, a significant amount of studies have been conducted on The National Assessment Program -- Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test results. This study is a systematic literature review of 86 peer-reviewed journal articles published between 2008 and 2017 to…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, National Competency Tests, Standardized Tests, Literacy
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