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Bennett, Blake; Hurley, Janet; Merchant, Mike – Journal of Extension, 2016
Having the ability to assess pest problems in schools is essential for a successful integrated pest management (IPM) program. However, such expertise can be costly and is not available to all school districts across the United States. The web-based IPM Calculator was developed to address this problem. By answering questions about the condition of…
Descriptors: Calculators, Computation, School Buildings, Risk Management
Rogers, Gary; Ashford, Tina – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2015
This paper will discuss some assignments using freeware/shareware instructors can find on the Web to use to provide students with hands-on experience in this arena. Also, the college, Palm Beach State College, via a grant with the U.S. Department of Labor, has recently purchased a unique cyber security device that simulates cyber security attacks…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Computer Software, Assignments, College Students
Center for Cities & Schools, 2014
Access to safe, affordable, and convenient transportation shapes the "geography of opportunity" for many children and youth. This study looks at how ?localities across the country are implementing new and innovative alternative approaches to student transportation that expand regional transportation access for K-12 students, improve…
Descriptors: Transportation, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Cost Effectiveness
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Bers, Trudy H. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2013
Student transfer is affected by several factors, some of them student-specific and some of them defined by institutional, system, and state policies and practices. This chapter provides a brief description of articulation agreements and policies intended to facilitate transfer; examples of institutional partnership, system-level, and statewide…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Transfer Policy, College Transfer Students, Partnerships in Education
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Smith, Tammy Jorgensen; Benito, Nila – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2013
In response to the paucity of transition services available for students with intellectual disabilities, the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) allocated grant funding to support model demonstration programs that promote successful transition into higher education. In accordance with the objectives of the HEOA, the Florida College…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mental Retardation, Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education
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Bullian, Jeremy; Ellison, Alicia – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2013
When an institutional program review determined the Hillsborough Community College Libraries Web site was out-of-date, lacked resources, and was in desperate need of a makeover, the authors embarked upon a redesign project. The article describes the challenges and considerations that contributed to the authors' decision-making and design…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Web Sites, Library Services, Library Development
Evans, Meg – Innosight Institute, 2012
The top priority for the U.S. Department of Education's new Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) competition is to create personalized-learning environments to bolster student achievement: "Absolute Priority 1: Personalized Learning Environments. To meet this priority, an applicant must coherently and comprehensively address how it will build on…
Descriptors: Guides, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Competition
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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
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Tzoc, Elias – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
According to the "Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections," a good collection is broadly available and avoids unnecessary impediments to use. Two challenges, however, are the constant change in users' expectations and the increasing volume of information in local repositories. Therefore, as academic and research…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Primary Sources, Metadata, Library Services
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McLester, Susan – T.H.E. Journal, 2011
The mobile technology market is blooming with powerful applications that have the ability to transform education with the ease of a download to any number of handheld devices. To learn what apps educators are finding most valuable to teaching and learning, presenters from this month's Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) were asked to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Computer Software, Educational Technology
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Yoose, Becky – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2010
With the growth of Web 2.0 library intranets in recent years, many libraries are leaving behind legacy, first-generation intranets. As Web 2.0 intranets multiply and mature, how will traditional intranet best practices--especially in the areas of planning, implementation, and evaluation--translate into an existing Web 2.0 intranet infrastructure?…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Library Services, Best Practices, Case Studies
Ackerman, Debra J.; Barnett, W. Steven; Hawkinson, Laura E.; Brown, Kirsty; McGonigle, Elizabeth A. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2009
State-funded voluntary prekindergarten programs have grown steadily over the past decade and now enroll more than one million children. While the overall trend has been one of increasing participation in publicly funded preschool education, access in most states is limited to select groups of disadvantaged or otherwise-at-risk 4-year-olds.…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Young Children, Public Education, Access to Education
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Jackson, Brian; Wallin, Jon – College Composition and Communication, 2009
Web 2.0 applications such as YouTube have made it likely that students participate in online back-and-forth exchanges that influence their rhetorical literacy. Because of the back-and-forth nature of online communities, we turn to the procedural, critical, and progressive qualities of dialectic as a means of accounting for what makes public…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Computer Mediated Communication
Yancey, Kathleen Blake – Principal Leadership, 2009
People are writing as never before--in blogs and text messages and on MySpace and Facebook and Twitter. Teenagers do a good deal of this writing, and in some composing environments--for example, the text-messaging space of a cell phone--they are ahead of adults in their invention of new writing practices and new genres. At the same time, teenagers…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Writing Evaluation
Dyrli, Kurt O. – District Administration, 2009
This article reports that notification systems--which use the Internet to enable school administrators to make and send thousands of automated phone calls, text messages and e-mails in minutes--are expanding in popularity in school districts across the country. As the dire national economic conditions increase voter concern about the best use of…
Descriptors: Internet, Interpersonal Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Web Sites
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