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Ruppert, Nancy B. – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2019
The author is past-president of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) and past-president of the National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education (NAPOMLE). She is also the chair of the education department at the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville). Her current areas of interest are in advocating for…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Faculty Development, Web Sites, Teacher Education Programs
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Langran, Elizabeth; Alibrandi, Marsha – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2019
Two teacher educators collaborated with teachers, media designers, and evaluators to utilize a video, an interactive website, and accompanying curriculum to engage middle school students in historical thinking and learning of history content. The resulting multiplatform project, based on a young Frederick Douglass' life, was piloted in three…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, History Instruction, Social Studies, Thinking Skills
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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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Johnson, Mica – Knowledge Quest, 2018
The school librarian at Farragut Middle School in Knoxville, Tennessee, describes how, given the recent surge of fake news, her school was inspired by the new American Association of School Librarians Standards Framework for Learners (2017) to overhaul its website evaluation lessons in the school library program. Concentrating on the Shared…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Role, Librarians, Middle Schools
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Trust, Torrey – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2017
Educators around the world participate in virtual communities, social media sites, and online networks in order to gain support and ideas for improving their practice. Many researchers have explored how and why teachers participate in these online spaces; however, there is limited research on how participation might impact teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Motivation, Empowerment, Innovation
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Manuel, Dominic; Freiman, Viktor – Global Education Review, 2017
Meeting the needs of mathematically gifted and talented students is a challenge for educators. To support teachers of mathematically gifted and talented students to find appropriate solutions, several innovative projects were conducted in schools using funds provided by the New Brunswick, Canada, Department of Education. This article presents one…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment
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Baser, Derya; Ozden, M. Yasar; Karaarslan, Hasan – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: Blending collaborative learning and project-based learning (PBL) based on Wolff (2003) design categories, students interacted in a learning environment where they developed their technology integration practices as well as their technological and collaborative skills. Purpose: The study aims to understand how seventh grade students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Kesler, Ted; Tinio, Pablo P. L.; Nolan, Brian T. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
This article reports on an action research project with 9 eighth-grade special education students in a self-contained classroom in an urban public school. The 1st author, in collaboration with the classroom teacher (3rd author), taught the students a critical media literacy framework to explore popular culture websites. Students learned to analyze…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Popular Culture, Web Sites
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Currie, Brad – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Using a fictitious learning environment, the author demonstrates a variety of technological tools that teachers can infuse into their classrooms. Come away with some innovative, practical methods to help students show what they know about the topic at hand.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation
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Magalas, Laura; Ryan, Thomas G. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2016
The Young Writers Program (YWP) is the latest writing workshop to be developed for the classroom. It challenges students to choose a topic and write a novel-length piece based on that topic, without worrying about spelling or grammar. While the foundation of this philosophy is solid, the support and structure of the Young Writers Program website…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Web Sites, Novels
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Chapman-Novakofski, Karen; Muzaffar, Henna; Castelli, Darla; Scherer, Jane – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2016
Health information on the Internet is popular for both adults and adolescents. Providing this information in an enjoyable manner during school may provide an alternative to teacher-led education. However, there are advantages and disadvantages of "edutainment". The objective of this study was to explore these advantages and disadvantages…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Educational Games, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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Hong, Jon-Chao; Hwang, Ming-Yueh; Tai, Kai-Hsin; Kuo, Yen-Chun – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
Consequential reasoning relevant to moral development has not been effectively practised in elementary schools in Taiwan. The present study designed a "To Do or Not To Do" website for students to explore moral dilemma situations and exercise consequence-based moral reasoning. Effective data from 160 fifth-grade students were collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Web Sites
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Freeman, Barbara; Higgins, Kristina N.; Horney, Mark – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2016
This article reports the findings of a study designed to examine the influence of multimodal writing on the communication of mathematical ideas. Elementary school students (ages 8-13) were required to write mathematics notes using two digital writing technologies, a personal digital notepad and a social mathematics blog, in the context of a formal…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Elementary School Mathematics
Walker, Kristen L.; Kiesler, Tina; Malone, Summer – Online Submission, 2016
This project involved the development of a comprehensive and educational social marketing communications plan designed to help educate middle-school-aged youth about information use and abuse online. We achieved our goal of enhancing digital information literacy while developing critical thinking and creative communication skills for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Privacy, Information Utilization, Internet
Petrilli, Michael J.; Griffith, David; Wright, Brandon L.; Kim, Audrey – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2016
In this report, the authors examine the extent to which states' current (or planned) accountability systems for elementary and middle schools attend to the needs of high-achieving students, and how these systems might be redesigned under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to better serve all students. In their view, states can and should take…
Descriptors: Accountability, High Achievement, Student Needs, Needs Assessment
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