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Fields, Deborah Ann; Kafai, Yasmin; Nakajima, Tomoko; Goode, Joanna; Margolis, Jane – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2018
Recent discussions of making have focused on developing out-of-school makerspaces and activities to provide more equitable and enriching learning opportunities for youth. Yet school classrooms present a unique opportunity to help broaden access, diversify representation, and deepen participation in making. In turning to classrooms, we want to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Computer Science Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to address the need for guidance on professional standards for educational practices in online education. Since 1995, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) has provided leadership in the introduction and successful implementation of distance education. During this time, the ASCCC has played a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Distance Education
Wood, Melissa Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this quantitative, experimental study was to determine if there was a significant difference in 2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) English language arts (ELA) writing levels and ELA overall achievement levels between 7th- and 8th-grade students with and without access to Chromebooks for at least one 46-minute period of…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Laptop Computers, Statistical Analysis, Language Arts
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Bikle, Kelly – Learning Professional, 2018
As professional learning director in California's Palo Alto Unified School District, Kelly Bikle attended a California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Institute (CAASPP) workshop with a district team composed of our assessment coordinator, a special education inclusion specialist, and several teachers. The goal was to learn about…
Descriptors: Workshops, Faculty Development, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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Menon, Preetha – Multicultural Education, 2018
This article is drawn from a study conducted to explore how assessment conversations, a type of informal formative assessment, can support science learning in a technology-aided seventh-grade classroom in Northern California. The classroom setting where the study took place used interactive whiteboards in conjunction with the inquiry-based…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, English Language Learners, Teaching Methods
MacDonald, Ronda A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of the role of an instructional technology coach in a K-8 school district in Southern California as a model for professional development for the integration of technology in instruction. It was hypothesized that a change initiative developed with the philosophy of the concerns-based adoption model (Hall…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development
Andriamiarisoa, Ralai – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Rapid technological advances have created major societal changes, transformed business sectors, and revolutionized enterprises. In contrast, the curricular structure of medical education has remained unchanged for the last 100 years, and, for the most part, medical education has been reluctant to embrace the use of technology. The prevalent…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Cognitive Processes, Educational Games, Teaching Methods
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White, Tobin – Cognition and Instruction, 2019
This article analyzes an episode of classroom mathematics activity mediated by graphing technology from 3 different theoretical perspectives. An important line of research in the learning sciences focuses on graphs as "inscriptions", foregrounding learners' interactions with and around the material properties of graphical displays.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Barczyk, Casimir C.; Duncan, Doris G. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
The impact of personality type on students' sense of classroom connectedness was examined in a study of university-level business courses that used Facebook to enhance classroom learning. The study was conducted using an independent measures static group comparison research design. Nearly 600 students registered in six different business courses…
Descriptors: Social Media, Personality Traits, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Blikstein, Paulo; Gomes, July Silveira; Akiba, Henrique Teruo; Schneider, Bertrand – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2017
Technology is changing the way students interact with knowledge, and open-ended activities are one of the main types of tasks that students engage with in technology-rich environments. However, the amount of guidance needed to promote learning in these environments remains unknown. We explore this issue by focusing on the effects of step-by-step…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Arousal Patterns
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Huh, Youn Jung – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
In contrast to studies focusing on digital games as learning tools, this study shows how young children use digital games as a means of facilitating spontaneous play in their everyday lives. This article highlights how 4 three-year-old children's play with digital games revealed their ability to create new forms of play by mixing their digital…
Descriptors: Video Games, Young Children, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
Rodriguez, Julian A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this research was to determine the extent to which two professional learning opportunities in one school district were successful in supporting the integration of technology into teachers' instructional practices. The professional learning (PL) opportunities in the study were part of a Southern California school district's drive to…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mixed Methods Research, Faculty Development
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Woodrich, Megan; Fan, Yanan – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2017
Aim/Purpose: In this study, the authors examine how an online word processing tool can be used to encourage participation among students of different language backgrounds, including English Language Learners. To be exact, the paper discusses whether student participation in anonymous collaborative writing via Google Docs can lead to more…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Word Processing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Suhrheinrich, Jessica; Chan, Janice – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
Although evidence-based practices for autism spectrum disorders exist, they are often not effectively incorporated into school-based programs, indicating a need for enhanced training strategies for educators. This study examined the effects of immediate video feedback during coaching for teachers and paraprofessionals learning Classroom Pivotal…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Autism
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Soto, Melissa Marie; Ambrose, Rebecca – Learning, Media and Technology, 2016
Analyzing students' mathematical explanations can be a powerful tool to enhance teachers' practice, but collecting these explanations can be cumbersome. Here, we describe our quest to find effective tools to make explanations accessible to elementary (K-6th) teachers. First, we describe how digital audio recordings enabled teachers to focus on the…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers, Access to Information
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