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Becker, Ryan; Bishop, Penny – Middle School Journal, 2016
This article examines the use of Twitter as a learning tool in a middle grades science classroom. Relevant research, the direct experience of the teacher leading this unique initiative, and the invaluable perspectives of his middle level students are included to inform interested stakeholders. Following a discussion of open versus closed digital…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Jaipal-Jamani, Kamini; Figg, Candace – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
This paper presents a case study of a technology professional development initiative and illustrates how a workshop approach based on technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK) was adapted for professional learning at a school site. The case further documents how three middle school science teacher participants developed knowledge about…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Competencies
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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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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2014
For the thirty-seventh year, the Research and Theory Division and the Division of Instructional Design of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) sponsored the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. This year's Proceedings…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Visualization
Colwell, Jamie R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation describes a formative experiment that investigated how strategy instruction paired with collaborative blogging could promote disciplinary literacy among eighth-grade students in a social studies classroom and among pre-service teachers in a social studies methods course. Qualitative methods were utilized to collect and analyze…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Case Studies, Preservice Teachers, Electronic Publishing
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Crook, Charles – Oxford Review of Education, 2012
This report draws on 53 focus group interviews conducted with students aged 13 and 15 in both representative and innovating UK secondary schools. The schedule for these discussions covered a wide range of issues relating to the use of Web 2.0 services both in and out of school. These young people were often deeply engaged with this technology and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Learning
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Gillespie, Joanne S. – Middle School Journal (J3), 2011
Middle grades teachers should create meaningful learning activities involving stimulating literature and interesting composition prompts. This article describes a unit in which eighth graders read short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. Using multiple learning and teaching approaches, they expanded their vocabularies, responded artistically to "The…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Grade 8, Teaching Methods, Writing Assignments
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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
Fahser-Herro, Danielle C. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The increasing gap between students at-home and in-school use of the Internet has been widely documented by researchers across many disciplines. After reviewing literature suggesting (1) students' online practices outside of school are significantly social, meaningful, and markedly different than opportunities afforded in school, and (2) research…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Classrooms
Erickson, Diane K. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Today's students have grown up surrounded by technology. They use cell phones, word processors, and the Internet with ease, talking with peers in their community and around the world through e-mails, chatrooms, instant messaging, online discussions, and weblogs ("blogs"). In the midst of this technological explosion, adolescents face a…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Self Efficacy
Miller, Jerold D.; Hufstedler, Shirley M. – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
Cyberbullying is a global problem with a wide range of incidents reported in many countries. This form of bullying may be defined as harassment using technology such as social websites (MySpace/Facebook), email, chat rooms, mobile phone texting and cameras, picture messages (including sexting), IM (instant messages), or blogs. Cyberbullying…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Action Research, Suicide
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Schaffhauser, Dian – T.H.E. Journal, 2009
The easy availability of both web-based communication tools and classroom internet access presents teachers with myriad ways to engage their students in projects with kids all over the globe. Two teachers--English teacher Hagit Goldstein in Israel and Spanish teacher Allison Baugher in the US--were connecting students through an online classroom…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Foreign Countries, English Teachers