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Seglem, Robyn; Bonner, Sarah – Middle School Journal, 2016
This article highlights an inquiry project in an eighth-grade ELA class in a rural middle school. Using the novel "Monster" by Walter Dean Myers, we encouraged students to form questions relating the text to the larger world. To begin the unit, students participated in three anchor activities over a three-week period. Students blogged…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Grade 9, Rural Schools, Middle School Students
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Ranker, Jason – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
In this article, the author presents examples of two ninth-grade students' literacy processes as they used blogs and digital video (amongst other media) to inquire into the subject matter of fast food. The author discusses the students' uses of these focal media through the concept of affordances, a concept that refers to the distinct…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Diaries
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Hanuscin, Deborah L.; Cheng, Ya-Wen; Rebello, Carina; Sinha, Somnath; Muslu, Nilay – Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Increasingly, teacher leadership is being recognized as an essential ingredient in education reforms; however, few teachers consider themselves leaders. Becoming a leader is not just acquiring knowledge and skills for leadership, but developing a new "professional identity." As teachers become leaders, however, this identity might put…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Grade 9, Science Teachers
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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
Carver, Diane – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), 2012
Getting students to learn new technology skills can be a challenge. After all, they know everything about computers and the Internet, right? Ninth grade students in Mrs. Aszklar's Digital Media Tools ("Digitools") class at Spanaway Junior High in Washington state quickly discovered they might not know as much as they thought. From…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Employees, Computer Games
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)
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Rojas Álvarez, Gloria – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
We report an action research project developed with ninth grade students of a public school in Bogotá, Colombia, and which focused on innovating English communication through writing blogs. The project took into account the implementation of a specific blog that proposes activities, suggestions, strategies and links, among other things, to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Grade 9, Public Schools