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Rosselló, Maria; Pinya, Carme РDigital Education Review, 2017
Advances in information and communication technologies, and the introduction of competency-based educational approaches promoted as a result of the participation of universities in the construction of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) are demanding urgent changes in teaching methodologies and in the role of students. In this context the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Diaries
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Shin, Dong-shin; Seger, Wendy – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2016
This study explores how ELL students' parents participated in a blog-mediated English language arts curriculum in a second grade classroom at a U.S. urban school, and how they supported their children's learning of school-based writing. Adopting ecological perspectives on technological affordances, this study views digital literacy as discursive…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, English Language Learners, Parent Participation, English Instruction
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Tur, Gemma; Urbina, Santos – Digital Education Review, 2014
At the University of the Balearic Islands, in Ibiza local centre, an eportfolio project in Teacher Education has been implemented since the 2009-2010 school year. This article is based on the research of the two first school years (2009-2010 and 2010-11) of experimental implementation of blogs as electronic portfolios. The results reported are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Davidson, Christina; Given, Lisa M.; Danby, Susan; Thorpe, Karen – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2014
Much of what is written about digital technologies in preschool contexts focuses on young children's acquisition of skills rather than their meaning-making during use of technologies. In this paper, we consider how the viewing of a YouTube video was used by a teacher and children to produce shared understandings about it. Conversation analysis of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Preschool Education
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Munday, Jennifer; Sajid, Atia; Reader, Brandi – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
In their Bachelor degree, Early Childhood Pre-service teachers undertake art(s)making and online journaling (blogging) to chronicle the process and thinking through the problem of themselves in relation to their world. They express and challenge their own thoughts and ideas regarding their daily lives and those of the children in their future…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes, Electronic Publishing
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Adler, Susan Matoba; Iorio, Jeanne Marie – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
This article describes how an Early Childhood Teacher Education program in Hawaii builds upon a history of progressivism in the field of early education in the U.S. to encourage students to become critical thinkers and agents of change. Reflecting through the historical lenses of educators such as Jane Addams, Patty Smith Hill and Lucy Sprague…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education, Critical Thinking
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Parnell, Will; Bartlett, Jackie – Young Children, 2012
With the increased prevalence of smartphones, laptops, tablet computers, and other digital technologies, knowledge about and familiarity with the educational uses for these devices is important for early childhood teachers documenting children's learning. Teachers can use smartphones every day to take photos, record video and audio, and make…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Video Technology
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Lindgren, Anne-Li – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Documentation for pedagogical purposes is an increasingly important practice in Sweden, in Europe, and in the United States. This article focuses on the ethical aspects that need to be addressed in documentation practices in preschool. The empirical material is drawn from the blogs of Swedish preschool teachers who recorded their thoughts on…
Descriptors: Documentation, Instruction, Ethics, Preschool Education
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Bratitsis, Tharrenos – Themes in Science and Technology Education, 2012
This paper examines the utilization of Computer Mediated Communication tools within collaborative learning activities. By examining the participants' attitudes and behavior, issues related to performance improvement are being discussed. Through a comparative study using a Blog, a Wiki and a Discussion Forum, students' perception of collaboration…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Cooperative Learning, Case Studies, Early Childhood Education
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van Dijken, Marianne J.; Bus, Adriana G.; de Jong, Maria T. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
The Dutch website Bereslim (http:// www.bereslim.nl) provides digital picture storybooks for three- to seven-year-olds for daily use. The present study investigates whether this new opportunity to enhance linguistic development actively assists preschool children from low- and high-educated families in an equal manner. We looked closely at the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Learning
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Lynch, Meghan – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2011
Social media sites, such as message boards and blogs, provide innovative data sources for researchers as these sites feature people sharing advice and discussing issues in a public arena. Research has found the online context can encourage people to reveal more information than do such traditional methods as interviews or focus groups. However,…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Methods, Internet
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Roskos, Kathleen; Brueck, Jeremy; Widman, Sarah – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2009
Toward the goal of better e-book design to support early literacy learning, this study investigates analytic tools for examining design qualities of e-books for young children. Three research-based analytic tools related to e-book design were applied to a mixed genre collection of 50 e-books from popular online sites. Tool performance varied…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Internet, Evaluation Methods, Reading Materials
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McPherson, Sarah – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
This paper describes a web-based collaborative project called "A Dance with the Butterflies" that applied the brain-based research of the Center for Applied Special Technologies (CAST) and principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Pre-K-4 science curriculum. Learning experiences were designed for students to invoke the Recognition,…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Access to Education