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Ives, Eugenia A. – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine and better understand the social cognitive effects of digital technology on teenagers' brains and their socialization processes, as well as to learn best practices with regard to digital technology consumption. An extensive literature review was conducted on the social cognitive effects of digital…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Computer Literacy
Bynum, Steven Lance – Online Submission, 2011
Social media has permeated almost every aspect of the lives of anyone who utilizes the internet. Teachers and students are no exception. Students are most likely to use social media sites such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter. This research focuses on best practices related to augmenting school curriculum to utilize these tools to increase student…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Internet, Social Networks, Computer Uses in Education
Barnett, Sharon Anne – Online Submission, 2009
Compelling evidence illustrates place-based education (PBE) as a catalyst for inspiring teachers to create dynamic curricula that energizes the student. PBE curriculum typically encompasses all traditional subjects and entails hands-on classroom and field studies utilizing the natural world and local community. The purpose of this literature…
Descriptors: Education, Literature Reviews, Elementary School Science, Ornithology