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Pilgrim, Jodi; Vasinda, Sheri; Bledsoe, Christie; Martinez, Elda E. – Reading Horizons, 2018
Reading online text presents unique challenges for elementary students as they develop and extend fundamental literacy skills to various media. Traditional assessments of concepts about print inspired the authors' research, which applies a similar approach to address "screen handling" instead of book handling. The purpose of their…
Descriptors: Literacy, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Lau, Wilfred W. F.; Lui, Vicky; Chu, Samuel K. W. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
This study explored the use of wikis in a science inquiry-based project conducted with Primary 6 students (aged 11-12). It used an online wiki-based platform called PBworks and addressed the following research questions: (1) What are students' attitudes toward learning with wikis? (2) What are students' interactions in online group collaboration…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Web Sites, Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies
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McKown, Clark; Russo-Ponsaran, Nicole; Johnson, Jason – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
The ability to understand and effectively interact with others is a critical determinant of academic, social, and life success (DiPerna & Elliott, 2002). An area in particular need of scalable, feasible, usable, and scientifically sound assessment tools is social-emotional comprehension, which includes mental processes enlisted to encode,…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Interaction, Social Behavior, Emotional Response
McDonald, Wendy E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This quantitative, causal-comparative study examined the reading achievement of third grade students to ascertain the reading health of elementary students as measured through South Carolina's standardized assessment, the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS). The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Statistical Analysis, Disabilities
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Linder, Sandra M. – Young Children, 2012
Teachers are using technological innovations--including interactive whiteboards--in pre-K-grade 3 classrooms across the country. An IWB is a wall-mounted, touch-sensitive flat screen. When connected to a computer (or another electronic device) and a projector, it displays enlarged instructional content (such as a math word problem, pictures or…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Mathematics Instruction, Young Children, Preschool Children
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Bauman, Sheri; Tatum, Tanisha – Professional School Counseling, 2009
Traffic on Web sites for young children (ages 3-12) has increased exponentially in recent years. Advocates proclaim that they are safe introductions to the Internet and online social networking and teach essential 21st-century skills. Critics note developmental concerns. In this article, we provide basic information about Web sites for young…
Descriptors: Young Children, Web Sites, Computer Mediated Communication, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Smith, Ann – Teaching Science, 2009
This article supports teachers of lower primary and preschool children to introduce a study of local birds, the type of investigations considered to be part of wider environmental education. It is of a practical nature and incorporates resources and ideas that the author has found useful in her work with children and with pre-service student…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students, Animals
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Culver, Patti; Culbert, Angie; McEntyre, Judy; Clifton, Patrick; Herring, Donna F.; Notar, Charles E. – International Education Studies, 2009
The article is about the collaboration between two classrooms that enabled a second grade class to participate in a high school biology class. Through the use of modern video conferencing equipment, Mrs. Culbert, with the help of the Dalton State College Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC), set up a live, two way video and audio feed of…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Grade 10, Elementary School Students, Educational Technology