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Cortez-Riggio, Kim-Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study of digital media engagement, through participation in a class blog, explored its impact on 5th grade students' communication and collaboration, and morality and ethics-based thinking, in regards to the socially significant topic of cyber bullying. The use of a classroom blog as a space to develop cyber citizenship skills was also…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Web Sites
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Stover, Katie; Yearta, Lindsay Sheronick; Sease, Rachel – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2014
Considering the digital landscape of the 21st century classroom, it is paramount that teacher education programs prepare preservice teachers to incorporate technology into their classrooms to engage in communicative and collaborative acts as readers and writers. This collective case study was conducted to explore what happened when nine preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Technology Integration, Teacher Student Relationship
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Annetta, Leonard; Vallett, David; Fusarelli, Bonnie; Lamb, Richard; Cheng, Meng-Tzu; Holmes, Shawn; Folta, Elizabeth; Thurmond, Brandi – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect Serious Educational Games (SEGs) had on student interest in science in a federally funded game-based learning project. It can be argued that today's students are more likely to engage in video games than they are to interact in live, face-to-face learning environments. With a keen eye on…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Science Instruction, Student Interests, Learning Activities
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Karsak, H. Gulhan Orhan; Fer, Seval; Orhan, Feza – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
Academic writing, whether individual or cooperative, is an essential skill for today's graduates. However, motivating and helping students to learn to write effectively, either in cooperative or individual scenarios, poses many challenges, many of which can be overcome by technical means. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of using…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Diaries, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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Eteokleous, Nikleia; Ktoridou, Despo; Orphanou, Maria – American Journal of Distance Education, 2014
This article describes a study that attempted to evaluate the integration of wikis as an educational tool in successfully achieving the learning objectives of a fifth-grade linguistics and literature course. A mixed-method approach was employed--data were collected via questionnaires, reflective journals, observations, and interviews. The results…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Publishing
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
These proceedings contain the papers of the 11th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2014), October 25-27, 2014, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) and endorsed by the Japanese Society for Information and Systems in…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in Education
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McGrail, Ewa; Davis, Anne – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
Blogging appears to be a promising instructional strategy which may provide solutions to some of the challenges in traditional writing instruction; however, few studies explore elementary students' views on blogging. This qualitative case study gives elementary students voice as it examines their perceptions of blogging and their views of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Nair, Shanthi Suraj; Tay, Lee Yong; Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling – Educational Media International, 2013
This research paper explores students' motivation and teachers' teaching practices towards the writing of compositions in the conventional paper-based (paper and pencil) and the online blogs mode. Six classes of Grade 5 (224 students) and four English teachers in an elementary-level future school in Singapore were involved in this study. A total…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Lou, Shi-Jer; Kao, Mei-Chuan; Yen, Hsiu-Ling; Shih, Ru-Chu – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2013
The purpose of this study aims to explore the effects of applying blog-assisted life education instruction to fifth grade elementary school students. The subjects were 30 fifth-grade students from southern Taiwan. The teaching experiment lasted 10 weeks with three sessions conducted each week. In the experiment, instructional effectiveness and the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Web 2.0 Technologies, Grade 5, Foreign Countries
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Lee, Hsiao-Chien; Gilles, Carol – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2012
This article examines the process and results of a two-year cross-cultural blogging project conducted between American fifth-graders (15 students) and Taiwanese tenth-graders (23 students). The two groups of students used a blog to correspond with each other and share their reading responses of culturally relevant picture books. The goal of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Journals
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Kronholz, June – Education Next, 2012
This article features Khan Academy which offers an online math program and short video lectures embedded in the "module", or math concept, that fit students' goals. By now, more than 1 million people have watched the online video in which Salman Khan--a charming MIT math whiz, Harvard Business School graduate, and former Boston hedge-fund…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Charter Schools, Test Results
Kronholz, June – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
More than 1 million people have watched the online video in which Salman Khan--a charming MIT math whiz, Harvard Business School graduate, and former Boston hedge-fund analyst--explains how he began tutoring his cousins in math by posting short lessons for them on YouTube. Other people began watching the lessons and sending Khan adulatory notes.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Charter Schools, Algebra, Feedback (Response)
Zawilinski, Lisa Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore young students' use of a blog to communicate and share information. A mixed methods study was conducted to explore blogging skill gains at each of grades one and five, between classrooms that engaged in a collaborative blog activity and classrooms that did not. In addition, a new assessment of online…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Cooperation
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Koong, Chorng-Shiuh; Wu, Chi-Ying – Computers & Education, 2010
Multiple intelligences, with its hypothesis and implementation, have ascended to a prominent status among the many instructional methodologies. Meanwhile, pedagogical theories and concepts are in need of more alternative and interactive assessments to prove their prevalence (Kinugasa, Yamashita, Hayashi, Tominaga, & Yamasaki, 2005). In general,…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Test Items, Grading, Programming
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Zawilinski, Lisa – Reading Teacher, 2009
This article describes instructional practices with blogs in elementary classrooms. Schools need to prepare students for the new literacies required when reading on the Internet; blogging is an easy way to begin. A theoretical rationale for blogging with elementary students is provided. Learning from the examples of successful blogs by elementary…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Reading Instruction
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