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Andresen, Anette; Anmarkrud, Øistein; Bråten, Ivar – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
Learning from different representations, such as text and pictures, is supposed to be more effective than learning from text alone. However, there is very limited research on potential differences between students with and without dyslexia with respect to learning from different representations. This study compared students with and without…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Grade 10, Internet, Educational Technology
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Jimenez, Bree A.; Alamer, Khulod – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
Advances in and the decreased cost of technology has resulted in a significant increase in educational programming that incorporates technology into the school curriculum. Specifically, the use of iPads has become quite common to support students social, communication, and academic outcomes in recent years; however, many students with moderate to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Leung, Javier – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2018
Teachers have many options for continuing education and professional development. Online platforms are 1 option that can provide 24/7 access to professional development. This article describes an analysis of utilization patterns of resources and site features in 1 online professional development platform for K-12 teachers in the state of Missouri…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Faculty Development, Professional Continuing Education, Elementary School Teachers
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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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Daina, Antoine; Blatter, Marie-Claude; Gerritsen, Vivienne Baillie; Palagi, Patricia M.; Marek, Diana; Xenarios, Ioannis; Schwede, Torsten; Michielin, Olivier; Zoete, Vincent – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Due to its impact on society, the design of new drugs has the potential to interest a wide audience, and provides a rare opportunity to introduce several concepts in chemistry and biochemistry. Drug design can be seen as a multiobjective cyclic optimization process. Indeed, it is important to develop the understanding not only that a drug is…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biochemistry, Cooperative Learning, Pharmacology
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Amiama-Espaillat, Cristina; Mayor-Ruiz, Cristina – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2017
Most Latin American countries are focused upon improving learning quality by providing schools with technological resources, as if their sole presence was enough to develop 21st Century skills. Digital reading is not an end in itself; it is a tool that a user selects, depending on the desired purpose and uses it in specific contexts. Adolescents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Publishing, Reading Materials, Adolescents
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Thankachan, Briju; Moore, David Richard – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
The use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), a subset of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), can reduce the cost of purchasing software. Despite the benefit in the initial purchase price of software, deploying software requires total cost that goes beyond the initial purchase price. Total cost is a silent issue of FOSS and can only…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Shared Resources and Services, Open Source Technology, Costs
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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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Hawkins, Amy J.; Stark, Louisa A. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
Climate change is at the forefront of our cultural conversation about science, influencing everything from presidential debates to Leonardo DiCaprio's 2016 Oscar acceptance speech. The topic is becoming increasingly socially and scientifically relevant but is no closer to being resolved. Most high school students take a life science course but…
Descriptors: Climate, Science Instruction, Biological Sciences, Misconceptions
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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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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
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Pareja-Lora, Antonio, Ed.; Calle-Martínez, Cristina, Ed.; Rodríguez-Arancón, Pilar, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This volume offers a comprehensive, up-to-date, empirical and methodological view over the new scenarios and environments for language teaching and learning recently emerged (e.g. blended learning, e-learning, ubiquitous learning, social learning, autonomous learning or lifelong learning), and also over some of the new approaches to language…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Telecommunications
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Ware, Paige; Kessler, Greg – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This study builds on research examining the in-school technology practices of adolescent language learners by exploring the patterns of classroom literacy practices that emerge when a telecollaborative project is introduced into a conventional secondary language classroom. We draw on the conceptual frameworks and discourse analytical tools…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology, Case Studies
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Pombo, Lúcia; Carlos, Vânia; Loureiro, Maria João – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
The AGIRE project is a partnership between the University of Aveiro, a consortium comprising 26 companies related to teaching and learning, and one School Grouping, with the financial support of QREN. The project is embedded into the Edulab concept (school laboratories with technological equipment, as tablets, laptops, whiteboards, and educational…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Partnerships in Education, Consortia, School Business Relationship
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Seglem, Robyn; Bonner, Sarah – Middle School Journal, 2016
This article highlights an inquiry project in an eighth-grade ELA class in a rural middle school. Using the novel "Monster" by Walter Dean Myers, we encouraged students to form questions relating the text to the larger world. To begin the unit, students participated in three anchor activities over a three-week period. Students blogged…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Grade 9, Rural Schools, Middle School Students
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