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Wyner, Yael – Science Teacher, 2012
This article explores ways that people impact ecological systems and how those systems can influence people's daily lives. Students use newspaper articles and case studies of scientific research to link daily human life and disrupted ecological function. This activity prompts students to think about their relationships with the natural world,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Relevance (Education), Conservation (Environment), Student Attitudes
Van Zoost, Steven – Education Canada, 2012
"realfriends" is a social action project created by Grade 12 English students in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Its purpose was to create a face-to-face social network that would help change the school climate into a more social space. Interest in socializing is nothing new for teenagers, but these students articulated a worry that people their…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Subcultures, Social Action, Foreign Countries
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Gresham, Peta – English in Australia, 2012
This paper reflects one cycle of an action research project that investigated how integrating activity, competition, and visual learning strategies through IWB/ Smart Response technology could engage a lower level Year 12 Advanced English class in NSW--a group of boys who felt disconnected from the course of study. After my initial reconnaissance…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Action Research, Achievement, Visual Learning
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Richardson, John M. – English Journal, 2012
Every year the author and his colleagues take their grade 12 English students to see four plays at one of Canada's major theaters. Chatting about the series on the last day of class, his students asked him if he had seen "the blue glow from the back row." Laughing at his bewilderment, they told him that during the performances so many…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Theaters
Miller, Shannon McClintock – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2011
In the fall of 2009, Van Meter Community School in Iowa adopted a one-to-one laptop initiative in grades 6-12 and a strong technology focus throughout the district. Since that time, an atmosphere of respect, creativity, collaboration, and connection as well as independent thinking and learning has prevailed at the school. Today, Van Meter has…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Laptop Computers
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Yoon, Ee-Seul – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2011
In recent decades, under the mutually constitutive processes of neoliberal urbanization and globalization, Vancouver has radically transformed and become a serious contender for the title of "world-class city". Against the background of this socio-spatial force reconfiguring the city, I explore how the city's unique development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Urban Areas, Political Attitudes
Murakami, Christine – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2011
It's no secret that fewer and fewer women are entering computer science fields. Attracting high school girls to computer science is only part of the solution. Retaining them while they are in higher education or the workforce is also a challenge. To solve this, there is a need to show girls that computer science is a wide-open field that offers…
Descriptors: Females, Computer Science, Grade 5, High Schools
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Beal, Carole R.; Rosenblum, L. Penny; Smith, Derrick W. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2011
Fourteen students with visual impairments in Grades 5-12 participated in the field-testing of AnimalWatch-VI-Beta. This computer program delivered 12 prealgebra math problems and hints through a self-voicing audio feature. The students provided feedback about how the computer program can be improved and expanded to make it accessible to all users.…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Visual Impairments, Computer Software, Educational Technology
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Zakai, Sivan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2011
The Naphtali Herz Imber Jewish Day School proudly proclaimed its commitment to Israel, yet many of its students experienced profound ambivalence toward the Jewish State. Why? The school was committed to a series of contradictory values which surfaced in its approach to Israel education. This article outlines three distinct yet interrelated…
Descriptors: Expertise, Jews, Day Schools, Foreign Countries
Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Schulenberg, John E. – Institute for Social Research, 2010
This occasional paper serves as a supplement to one of four annual monographs from the Monitoring the Future (MTF) study, written by the study's investigators and published by the study's sponsor, the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The full 2009 survey results are reported in "Monitoring the Future National Survey Results on Drug Use,…
Descriptors: Narcotics, Drug Abuse, Social Environment, Secondary School Students
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Robers, Simone; Zhang, Jijun; Truman, Jennifer – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
Ensuring safer schools requires establishing good indicators of the current state of school crime and safety across the nation and regularly updating and monitoring these indicators. This is the aim of this report. This report is the thirteenth in a series of annual publications produced jointly by the National Center for Education Statistics…
Descriptors: Crime, School Safety, School Surveys, National Surveys