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Trimble, Leslie – Science Teacher, 2017
Building a website allows students to find and evaluate resources, pose and answer scientific questions, and connect class content to real-world problems and possible solutions. Writing explanations for a particular audience, instead of only the teacher, requires students to state concepts clearly, leading to increased comprehension. Finding the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Science Instruction, Web Sites, Creativity
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Musser, Linda – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2016
Research communications today are largely conducted by digital means. At this time, however, only a small percentage of these digital communiques are archived and preserved for future use. This article provides an overview of the challenge of this digital grey literature, a brief overview of digital archiving, and the role librarians and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Library Role, Librarians, Researchers
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2016
This resource was prepared in response to a request for information from a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) State about how other States are using a Shared Services strategy to support their child care providers, in particular family child care providers. By sharing common management, professional development, and infrastructure…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Child Care, Family Role
Bomberger, Ann; Homan, Michelle – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
This article describes the development and ongoing operations of the GreenEriePA.org project, a portal to all things environmental in Erie County, PA. Through regular input from community partners, GreenEriePA turned into a much larger, long-term project than the faculty coordinators at Gannon University, Erie, PA, originally anticipated. We…
Descriptors: Web Sites, School Community Programs, College Role, Colleges
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Lapham, Steven S.; Reader, David; Houting, Beth A. Twiss; Moloshok, Rachel – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2014
This article presents two lessons. The first one is "Carved in Stone: The Preamble to the Constitution" by Steven S. Lapham. In 1937, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) commissioned artist Lenore Thomas to create some sculptures for the planned community of Greenbelt, Maryland. Part of her work consisted of bas-relief friezes on the…
Descriptors: Standards, Social Studies, History Instruction, Thinking Skills
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Lax, Zach – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2013
Teachers are natural problem solvers, and they should be using this quality to their advantage when it comes to solving the systemic issues that plague Philadelphia's education system. Many of the articles in this issue have already gone into great detail about what is happening in Philadelphia. Torch Lytle has provided a summary of the recent…
Descriptors: Teachers, Problem Solving, Urban Schools, Brainstorming
Thiede, Robert – Online Submission, 2012
The popularity and rise in online courses have somewhat taken the author by surprise. Starting as a college instructor three years ago, the author has witnessed the tremendous interest in online programming. In fact, it is the fastest growing enrollment at the kindergarten-12th grade and higher educational levels. At the university level,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Strategies, Best Practices, Assignments
Lum, Lydia – CURRENTS, 2012
At the end of 2010, for the first time ever, smartphones outsold PCs. Mobile device adoption rates continue to rise rapidly around the world. A recent forecast by Cisco found that global mobile data traffic more than doubled last year, and by the end of 2012, the number of mobile devices in use will outnumber the world's population. In the United…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Community Colleges, Institutional Advancement
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Brooks, Pauline – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2012
This article will discuss the issues concerning the storage, retrieval and use of multimedia technology in dance, and how semantic web technologies can support those requirements. It will identify the key aims and outcomes of four international telematic dance projects, and review the use of reflective practice to engage students in their learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Dance, Semantics
Lu, Yun – Online Submission, 2011
The purpose of this study was to share the author's experience of using the virtual classroom when teaching online mathematics course. Various softwares including MyMathLab and Wimba are introduced and the teaching methods and tips are provided and analyzed. Results show that the use of the virtual classroom enhance the communication in the online…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Web Based Instruction, Synchronous Communication, Asynchronous Communication
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Kirkwood, Jessica; Gutgold, Nichola D.; Manley, Destiny – Communication Teacher, 2011
During the past decade, instructors of speech communication have been adapting the introductory speech course to keep up with the television age. Learning units in speech textbooks now teach how to speak well on television, as well as how to interpret speeches in the media. This article argues that the computer age invites adaptation of the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Speech Communication, Labor Market, Interviews
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Social Education, 2011
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum will be officially dedicated this September on the 10th anniversary of the attacks of 2001. It provides educational resources that explore the ongoing impact of the September 11th attacks and the ways that volunteerism and art aid in healing, recovery, and rebuilding. The 9/11 Memorial Museum, to be…
Descriptors: United States History, Terrorism, Air Transportation, Suicide
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Celano, Donna; Neuman, Susan B. – Educational Leadership, 2010
As blogs light up with lively conversations about iPads, netbooks, and smart phones, it's easy to forget one major roadblock to preparing all children for the future: the digital divide. Although middle-class students often take high-speed Internet access for granted, a full 65 percent of Americans who make less than $25,000 a year lack broadband…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Neighborhoods, Web Sites, Middle Class
Davis, Michelle R. – Education Week, 2010
The author reports on a move by the online social-networking site Ning to start charging for its services which has raised worries that new fees could stifle educators' technological collaboration and creativity and touch off similar moves by other companies that provide comparable services heavily used by educators. Ning, which provides a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Networks, Web Sites, Internet
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Staples, Jeanine – English Journal, 2010
Considering ways to assess digital compositions and their results (i.e., media products) is an important part of the author's pedagogical practice as a teacher educator. Discovering ways to evaluate the quality, effectiveness, and efficacy of these compositions and products presents an important aspect of responsive, critical instruction. Yet this…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Media Literacy
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