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Sivrikaya, Kenan – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2019
This study was planned to determine the effect of a series of 8-week recreational activities on the personal, social and general adjustment levels and academic success of high school students (between 14-16 years). The data was collected from a total of 36 students, made up two groups each containing 18 members. They were all recruited voluntarily…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, High School Students, Student Adjustment, Academic Achievement
Askew, Karyl; Stevenson, Olivia; Jones, Bridget – Grantee Submission, 2018
"INSPIRE" is an Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. "INSPIRE" provides an innovative integrated K-12 STEM pipeline approach focused on STEM course content and instructional redesign. The INSPIRE model was implemented in Cabarrus County…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Standardized Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
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Wartenweiler, Thomas – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2018
Fair Battles is a 12-week Swiss education for social justice program with the goal of sensitizing high school students about the impact of their consumer habits on society. The pedagogical concept of Fair Battles is to employ the tool of serious play to enhance students' social empathy, which then leads to service learning projects. This…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Social Justice, High School Students, Empathy
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Arista, Fitra Suci; Kuswanto, Heru – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The research study concerned here was to: (1) produce a virtual physics laboratory application to be called ViPhyLab by using the Android smartphone as basis; (2) determine the appropriateness and quality of the virtual physics laboratory application that had been developed; and (3) describe the improvement in learning independence and conceptual…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
Tidmore, Lauren Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the social, emotional, and behavioral impact of a nine-week blended learning social skills intervention for high school students identified as having, or at-risk for, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Exploring how social skills interventions improve students' social, emotional, and behavioral deficits…
Descriptors: High School Students, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, At Risk Persons
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Levitan, Joseph; Schussler, Deborah L.; Mahfouz, Julia; Frank, Jennifer L.; Kohler, Kimberly M.; Broderick, Patricia C.; Mitra, Joy; Oh, Yoonkyung; Berrena, Elaine; Greenberg, Mark T. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Between 2014 and 2017, an interdisciplinary group of researchers examined whether a high school health class that incorporated mindfulness techniques lowered students' stress and improved their wellbeing. We received a grant from the Institute of Educational Sciences from the United States Department of Education to (1) train high school health…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Health Education, Well Being, Stress Variables
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Crosson, Amy C.; Moore, Debra – Reading Psychology, 2017
A majority of the challenging words that adolescent readers encounter in school texts are morphologically complex and from the Latinate layer of English. For these words, bound roots carry important meaning, such as the relation between innovative and its bound root, nov, meaning "new." This study investigated the effects of instruction…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Middle School Students, High School Students, Intervention
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Malkoc, Ummuhan – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2017
Animations of molecular structure and dynamics are repeatedly applied to support student comprehension in the theoretical ideas of chemistry. However, students' understanding the dynamics of the phenomena is directly related to the understanding of teachers as instructors. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate how the features of three…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods, Molecular Structure
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Ebrahimzadeh, Mohsen – English Language Teaching, 2017
The present study investigated vocabulary acquisition through a commercial digital video game compared to a traditional pencil-and-paper treatment. Chosen through cluster sampling, 241 male high school students (age 12-18) participated in the study. They were randomly assigned to one of the following groups. The first group, called Readers,…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Video Games, Conventional Instruction, Educational Technology
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Phelan, Shelley A.; Harding, Shannon M.; Harper-Leatherman, Amanda S. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
BASE (Broadening Access to Science Education) Camp is a hands-on, two-week residential summer science experience on the Fairfield University campus in Fairfield CT, USA. The annual program targets 24 young women who attend high school in the neighboring city of Bridgeport, CT, the most economically depressed city in CT. The camp, which is free to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Science Education, Resident Camp Programs, Summer Programs
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Jin, Yi; Schmidt-Crawford, Denise A. – Computers in the Schools, 2017
With the widespread use and implementation of technology into PK-20 education, one-to-one laptop programs are becoming popular approaches and have been implemented all over the world in PK-20 classrooms. With the enthusiastic implementation of this kind of program, educators and researchers have started to pay attention to evaluating their…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Access to Computers
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Peterson, Lana; Scharber, Cassandra – Computers in the Schools, 2017
The purpose of this study was to document the process one district used to design, develop, and implement a one-to-one pilot at its high school as part of its broader commitment to contemporary learning. Specifically, this qualitative case study (a) outlines the process of the laptop pilot, (b) describes the pilot implementation experience for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Qualitative Research
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Pihlap, Sirje – International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2017
Studies of the impact of various types of computer use on the results of learning and student motivation have indicated that the use of computers can increase learning motivation, and that computers can have a positive effect, a negative effect, or no effect at all on learning outcomes. Some results indicate that it is not computer use itself that…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 9
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White, Henry; LaFleur, Jennifer; Houle, Katherine; Hyry-Dermith, Paul; Blake, Susan M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
In recent decades, increasing attention has been paid to the number of adolescents experiencing extended absences from school due to mental health crises. Upon returning to school, these students often face difficulties in functioning, risk of relapse, and vulnerability to academic failure and social isolation. This paper presents results of a…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Mental Disorders, Attendance Patterns, At Risk Students
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Reed, Deborah K.; Whalon, Kelly; Lynn, Devon; Miller, Nicole; Smith, Keely – Exceptionality, 2017
This study employed an adapted alternating treatments single-case design to explore students' learning of biology content when using a general note-taking (GNT) strategy and a content-specific graphic organizer (CGO) to support reading high school biology texts. The 4 focal participants were 15-18-year-olds committed to a moderate risk juvenile…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Notetaking, Teaching Methods
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