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Coiro, Julie; Coscarelli, Carla; Maykel, Cheryl; Forzani, Elena – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
This article presents qualitative findings from a study that examined the types of criteria that middle school students use to evaluate the quality of online information and sources for a Web-based research assignment. Open-constructed responses from four critical evaluation items were compiled from diverse seventh graders in a representative,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Web Sites, Internet, Online Searching
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Muir, Tracey – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2014
Today's students increasingly engage in online environments, with ready access to digital resources and mobile technologies. While much of this activity is socially motivated, the internet is also a source of knowledge for students and frequently accessed for school assignments, projects and assessment purposes. As mathematics continues to be…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Tutoring, Search Engines, Online Searching
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Lei, Pei-Lan; Lin, Sunny S. J.; Sun, Chuen-Tsai – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
Image searches are now crucial for obtaining information, constructing knowledge, and building successful educational outcomes. We investigated how reading ability and Internet experience influence keyword-based image search behaviors and performance. We categorized 58 junior-high-school students into four groups of high/low reading ability and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Reading Ability, Internet
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Castek, Jill; Coiro, Julie; Guzniczak, Lizbeth; Bradshaw, Carlton – Educational Forum, 2012
This study examines peer collaboration among four pairs of seventh graders who read online to determine what caused the downfall of the Mayan civilization. More and less productive collaborative interactions are presented through snippets of dialogue in which pairs negotiated complex texts. Few examples of how teachers can skillfully facilitate…
Descriptors: State Standards, Cooperative Learning, Grade 7, Social Studies
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Pitts, Annette Boyd; Dziuban, Charles; Cornett, Jeffrey W. – Social Education, 2011
Throughout the world, today's students are being characterized as digital natives, the "net generation." This twenty-first-century student cohort is adept at multi-tasking and at using a variety of tools and resources including electronic search engines, blogs, wikis, visual images, videos, gaming platforms, and social networking.…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Population Groups, Group Unity, Influence of Technology