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Hart, Cassandra M. D.; Berger, Dan; Jacob, Brian; Loeb, Susanna; Hill, Michael – AERA Open, 2019
This article uses fixed effects models to estimate differences in contemporaneous and downstream academic outcomes for students who take courses virtually and face-to-face--both for initial attempts and for credit recovery. We find that while contemporaneous outcomes are positive for virtual students in both settings, downstream outcomes vary by…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, High School Students
Singleton, Sondra Shively – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of microblogging as an authentic real-world technology in a middle school classroom in response to the 2010 Department of Education's call to provide students with more relevant digital experiences. The non-equivalent control group, pretest-posttest design study was used to determine if…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Middle School Students, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
"Taking Stock and Pushing Forward" (2014) reports states' progress toward the Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for Education. State-specific documents report on student achievement as well as essential state policies to improve it. Among the many metrics: how states are improving achievement on NAEP, high school graduation rates, and access…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Standards, State Policy, National Competency Tests
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Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Liu, Feng; Dawson, Kara; Barron, Ann E. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2013
This research examines student information and communication technology (ICT) literacy and its relationships to a student's socio-economic status (SES), gender, and ethnicity of middle school students. We recruited 5,990 students from 13 school districts across the state of Florida. Student participants completed the Student Tool for Technology…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Technological Literacy, Socioeconomic Status, Ethnicity
Afterschool Alliance, 2013
The Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation are proud to celebrate a fifth round of the MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Awards. For the past five years, we have collaborated to highlight the work of quality afterschool programs that support children, families and communities across the nation. This compendium is a compilation of four…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Middle School Students, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
Allanson, Patricia Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine if online reflections through social networking affect students' sense of community and levels of perceived conceptual learning in Algebra I courses. Social constructivism, connectivism, and computer-mediated communication in relation to reflective practices form the theoretical and practical framework…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Social Networks, Communities of Practice
Danelczyk, Ewa Krystyna – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quantitative causal-comparative study was to investigate the relationship between the instructional effects of the interactive whiteboard and students' proficiency levels in eighth-grade science as evidenced by the state FCAT scores. A total of 46 eighth-grade science teachers in a South Florida public school district completed…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Influences, Science Achievement
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Roy, George J.; Vanover, Charles; Fueyo, Vivian; Vahey, Phillip – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
Middle school teachers' use of digital curricula incorporating dynamic technology has been found to support student learning of complex algebraic concepts. This article reports on pilot research involving collaboration among faculty from a public university's college of education, educational researchers from a nonprofit research organization, and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Simulation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Multimedia Instruction
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Sheffield, Caroline – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2011
This mixed methods multiple case study explored middle school social studies teachers' instructional use of digital technology at three suburban middle schools This mixed methods, multiple-case study explored middle school social studies teachers' instructional use of digital technology at three suburban middle schools in a large Florida school…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Technology Integration, Social Studies, Barriers
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Howard, Sarah K. – Educational Media International, 2011
Educational change, such as technology integration, involves risk. Teachers are encouraged to "take risks", but what risks they are asked to take and how do they perceive these risks? Developing an understanding of teachers' technology-related risk perceptions can help explain their choices and behaviours. This paper presents a way to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Risk, Educational Change
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Gordon, Sheri – T.H.E. Journal, 2010
For the Garland Independent School District, a tournament was the tipping point. With too many of its students failing the math portion of state-mandated exams and in danger of being held back, the suburban Dallas district was determined to raise scores. The students lacked motivation, and Garland was seeking a better method of engaging them.…
Descriptors: Video Games, Mathematics Achievement, Computers, Technology Uses in Education
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Hohenwarter, Judith; Hohenwarter, Markus; Lavicza, Zsolt – International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2010
This paper describes a study aimed to identify commonly emerging impediments related to the introduction of dynamic mathematics software. We report on the analysis of data collected during a three-week professional development programme organised for middle and high school teachers in Florida. The study identified challenges that participants face…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Workshops, Secondary School Teachers, Geometry
Cerasale, Mark William – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has mandated that all public school students will be reading at grade level by the 2013-2014 school year. Florida has embarked on an agenda to ensure that the kindergarten through high school student population is reading at or above grade level by 2014. Many of Florida's low-performing student population,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Federal Legislation, Mild Mental Retardation, Program Effectiveness
Thomas, William R. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
As the 21st century's first decade draws to a close, America's public school students are participating in online academic classes in increasingly large numbers. More than one million K-12 public school students took online courses in the 2007-2008 school year, according to an estimate in a recent Sloan Consortium survey. This represents a 47…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses
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Hohenwarter, Judith; Hohenwarter, Markus; Lavicza, Zsolt – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2009
This paper describes a study aimed to identify most common impediments related to the introduction of an open-source mathematical software package GeoGebra. We report on the analysis of data collected during a three-week professional development programme organised for middle and high school teachers in Florida. The study identified challenges…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Workshops, Teacher Attitudes, Use Studies