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Baker, Lisa R.; Hitchcock, Laurel Iverson – Journal of Social Work Education, 2017
This article describes the development, implementation, and assessment of a social media assignment using Pinterest as a tool for student engagement and professional development in two undergraduate social work courses. Twenty-one undergraduate students enrolled in Human Behavior and the Social Environment (HBSE) courses completed the assignment…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Undergraduate Students, Social Media
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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
Ennis, Lisa A.; Tims, Randy S. – Computers in Libraries, 2012
This article discusses the authors' implementation of Help Central, a site within the Lister Hill Library Collection on the University of Alabama-Birmingham's SharePoint server. Initially, Help Central was designed to address the inadequacies in the library's old, static HTML web-based support system, including haphazard issue reporting by staff…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Internet, Library Services, Technical Support
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Clary, Renee; Wandersee, James – Science Teacher, 2011
Earthquakes "have" been in the news of late--from the disastrous 2010 Haitian temblor that killed more than 300,000 people to the March 2011 earthquake and devastating tsunami in Honshu, Japan, to the unexpected August 2011 earthquake in Mineral, Virginia, felt from Alabama to Maine and as far west as Illinois. As expected, these events…
Descriptors: Plate Tectonics, Geology, Foreign Countries, Earth Science
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Burgstahler, Sheryl – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2011
Universal design (UD), a concept that grew from the field of architecture, has recently emerged as a paradigm for designing instructional methods, curriculum, and assessments that are welcoming and accessible to students with a wide range of characteristics, including those related to race, ethnicity, native language, gender, age, and disability.…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Inclusion
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Battles, Jason; Glenn, Valerie; Shedd, Lindley – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
In recent years, libraries have made efforts to create games, often for the purpose of information literacy instruction. Games can provide an interactive alternative to traditional instruction by introducing research tools and resources while also teaching problem solving skills within a collaborative learning environment. Despite the benefits,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Research Tools, Research Libraries, Information Literacy
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Battles, Jason J. – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2010
Intranets should provide quick and easy access to organizational information. The University of Alabama Libraries' intranet was only partially satisfying this basic expectation. Librarians could use it to find forms, policies, committee assignments, and meeting minutes, but navigating the libraries' intranet was neither quick nor easy, and it was…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer System Design, Database Management Systems, Library Automation
Sibley, Michael O., Ed. – Alabama Department of Education, 2010
"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama", as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about…
Descriptors: Newsletters, Public Education, Grants, Academic Achievement
Rich, Lisa Logan; Cowan, Wendy; Herring, Susan D.; Wilkes, William – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to provide faculty with creative ways to use tools such as wikis and synchronous virtual classrooms to build a sense of community within their distance classes. A review of the literature provides an understanding of the many significant benefits of including collaboration, engagement, and interaction in e-learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Synchronous Communication, State Universities
Maddox, Melinda – Principal Leadership, 2009
Educators across the country are grateful to school leaders for their past work and present commitment in addressing the most important challenges of U.S. education and in understanding the importance of technology in transforming education. Restructuring the nation's schools is vital to the United States' success in the global economy. Blended…
Descriptors: Assignments, Management Systems, Online Courses, Internet
Raths, David – Campus Technology, 2009
As much as it is eagerly anticipated, freshman year is often a time of confusion, disorientation, and even alienation for many students. One in four college freshmen will drop out before completing sophomore year. The reasons for this high level of withdrawal vary, but a report suggests that new students often feel overwhelmed and unprepared for…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, School Holding Power, Adjustment (to Environment), Case Studies
Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy – Education Week, 2009
Faced with concerns about Internet predators, cyberbullying, students' sharing of inappropriate content on social networks, and the abundance of sexually explicit or violent content online, many school leaders and technology directors are placing tighter restrictions on Web access to shield students from potential harm. Yet in Trussville and other…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing
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Culver, Patti; Culbert, Angie; McEntyre, Judy; Clifton, Patrick; Herring, Donna F.; Notar, Charles E. – International Education Studies, 2009
The article is about the collaboration between two classrooms that enabled a second grade class to participate in a high school biology class. Through the use of modern video conferencing equipment, Mrs. Culbert, with the help of the Dalton State College Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC), set up a live, two way video and audio feed of…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Grade 10, Elementary School Students, Educational Technology
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Hoff, Ann K. – CEA Forum, 2009
For years, 20th century American poetry professor Ann Hoff resisted digital pedagogy. However, for students of the Net Generation electronic communication is their main mode of interaction with peers and often with their professors. Further, their instinct when seeking information, is to seek it online. They are not merely computer proficient and…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Influence of Technology, Age Groups, Hypermedia