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Kio, Su Iong – Issues in Educational Research, 2015
Feedback has long been utilised as an effective tool to enhance learning. Between students and teachers; students and students; students and schools, feedback provides a channel of communication between all parties within an education system. With the emergence and development of social networking sites (SNSs) over the past decade, it has become…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Social Networks, Web Sites
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Abrams, Sandra Schamroth; Walsh, Sara – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2014
This article explores the ways "gamification" can play a role in adolescents' development of vocabulary. Gamification involves the application of game-design thinking and play elements to non-game activities, such as routine homework or classroom lessons. Drawing upon data from in-school and after-school settings, the authors…
Descriptors: Games, Design, Play, Adolescents
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Annetta, Leonard; Vallett, David; Fusarelli, Bonnie; Lamb, Richard; Cheng, Meng-Tzu; Holmes, Shawn; Folta, Elizabeth; Thurmond, Brandi – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect Serious Educational Games (SEGs) had on student interest in science in a federally funded game-based learning project. It can be argued that today's students are more likely to engage in video games than they are to interact in live, face-to-face learning environments. With a keen eye on…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Science Instruction, Student Interests, Learning Activities
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Veira, Andrea K.; Leacock, Coreen J.; Warrican, S. Joel – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
This study investigated the response of students and teachers to the use of ICTs to promote teaching and learning outside of the classroom and regular school hours in a Caribbean secondary school. Following an action research design, Grades 10 and 11 Biology students were given access to subject content and learning support through online…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Information Technology, Action Research, Biology
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Cho, Byeong-Young – Cognition and Instruction, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the type, pattern, and complexity of Internet reading strategies used by seven accomplished high school readers. Individual participants performed an academic Internet reading task with the goal of developing critical questions about their chosen controversial topic. Strategies for Internet reading were…
Descriptors: Internet, Reading Strategies, High School Students, Reading Assignments
Place, Janice Becker – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate what happened when grade 11 high school honors students blogged about their summer reading under the monitoring of a teacher during vacation. I proposed that an educational blog might serve as an effective tool during summer vacation to help students retain skills or learning while at a physical…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Grade 11, High School Students
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Hostetler, Andrew L. – Social Education, 2012
The author experienced the introduction of the Internet as a high school student. Reflecting on that experience, he now realizes that he did not understand the possibilities offered by chat rooms, instant messaging, and other Internet-based communication tools to increase sociopolitical connectedness. As the teacher of an eleventh grade social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Internet, Synchronous Communication, Web Sites
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Gumble, Andrea – Educational Forum, 2012
This article examines how the use of multimedia sources can deepen student engagement, comprehension, and questioning of a variety of texts. Through an American literature project, "The Art of War", high school juniors work in collaboration to read, analyze, and create original digital texts using As a result, educators are able to…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Multimedia Materials, Animation, Video Technology
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Castro, Juan Carlos – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2012
Social media practices are increasingly woven into the everyday lives of teens and adults, becoming a significant part of how they relate, know, and learn. In this article, I present findings from a design-based research study that explored how the dynamics of learning and teaching art shift through social media. Learning and teaching through…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Web Sites, Art Education, Electronic Learning
Kronholz, June – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
More than 1 million people have watched the online video in which Salman Khan--a charming MIT math whiz, Harvard Business School graduate, and former Boston hedge-fund analyst--explains how he began tutoring his cousins in math by posting short lessons for them on YouTube. Other people began watching the lessons and sending Khan adulatory notes.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Charter Schools, Algebra, Feedback (Response)
Sad, Ahmad F. – Online Submission, 2012
As low-achieving students face difficult time at school and usually experience low motivation to learn, blogging in the classroom might be used as a possible way of motivating them through its use as an e-portfolio (show-case blog) for students to show their work. The researcher used case study approach to examine 11th grade class (n = 22) Arab…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Student Motivation, Low Achievement
Department of Defense Education Activity, 2011
Every two years the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) administers the DoDEA Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS) to all parents with children attending DoDEA schools and all 4th-12th grade students enrolled in a DoDEA school. Parents were asked to complete one survey for each school in which they had a child enrolled. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Public Education, Public Schools, Mass Media
Department of Defense Education Activity, 2011
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Customer Satisfaction Survey is a biennial survey administered by DoDEA to parents and students to monitor DoDEA's success in meeting students' needs. The survey is administered every other year to sponsors with children in pre-kindergarten-12th grade and to students in grades 4-12. For the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Public Education, Public Schools, Mass Media
Moreira Rocha, Aurora Maria; Coutinho, Clara Pereira – Online Submission, 2011
In this article, we present an experiment carried out in an 11th grade class in the curricular subject of DG (descriptive geometry). In a context where failure is more in the national exam, as well as in the discipline's attendance, the main objectives that motivated the implementation of this educational experience, were, on the one hand, to…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Multimedia Materials, Foreign Countries
Baldwin, Kristi Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Traditionally, professional development for technology integration has been insufficient or ineffective for supporting changes in classroom practice. This study examined the professional development experiences of secondary school teachers in South Dakota related to educational technology in order to determine core content area teachers' perceived…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Participation, Technology Integration
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