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Kelly, Daniel P. – Educational Technology, 2015
Technology-savvy teachers are often the "go to" staff members in schools for their colleagues' technology issues. These teachers are seen as leaders within their schools with respect to technology and often do not understand their peers' difficulties when bringing technology into the classroom. Understanding both the reasons teachers may…
Descriptors: Barriers, Technology Integration, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Leadership
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Naidoo, Jamie Campbell; Sweeney, Miriam E. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2015
Library and Information Science (LIS) as a discipline is guided by core values that emphasize equal access to information, freedom of expression, democracy, and education. Importantly, diversity and social responsibility are specifically called out as foundations of the profession (American Library Association, 2004). Following from this, there…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Studies, Library Science, Information Science
Johnson, Doug – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012
This is a must-have resource for all K-12 teachers and administrators who want to really make the best use of available technologies. Written by Doug Johnson, an expert in educational technology, "The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide" is replete with practical tips teachers can easily use to engage their students and make their…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Charles, Karen; Rice, Olivia – Science Educator, 2012
The term "open educational resources" (OERs) was first coined by UNESCO in 2005 and refers to "teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows for free use, adaptation, and/or distribution." OERs offer educators what might be termed "value neutral" online…
Descriptors: Internet, Science Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Intellectual Property
Johnson, L.; Smith, R.; Levine, A.; Haywood, K. – New Media Consortium, 2010
The "Horizon Report" series is the most visible outcome of the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project, an ongoing research effort established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within education around the globe. This volume, the "2010…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Elementary Secondary Education, Creative Activities, Global Approach
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Lucking, Robert A.; Christmann, Edwin P.; Whiting, Mervyn J. – Science Scope, 2008
"Mashup" is a new technology term used to describe a web application that combines data or technology from several different sources. You can apply this concept in your classroom by having students create their own mashup maps. Google Maps provides you with the simple tools, map databases, and online help you'll need to quickly master this…
Descriptors: Maps, Internet, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
Salpeter, Judy – Consortium for School Networking, 2004
Handheld computers, sometimes known as PDAs, have been available for purchase since the mid-1990s, as have their handheld relatives, the graphing calculators. It is only in the past few years, however, that these diminutive devices have made their way into K-12 schools in numbers significant enough to allow us to draw conclusions about their…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Graphing Calculators, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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VanFossen, Phillip J. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2004
Because of its interactive and multimedia nature, the Internet has been touted as an increasingly important aspect of both elementary and secondary education. A recent survey, however, indicated that the Internet and all of its apparent potential is not often used by K-5 social studies teachers. One possible reason for this is that sorting through…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Elementary Secondary Education, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
Bradley, Jo, Ed. – 2003
This collection of essays, which is separated into 4 sections, concerns open and distance learning at school level, or grades K-12. The first section, "The Knowledge Society," includes the following chapters: "Classroom Open Learning: A Case of Old Wine in New Bottles?" (Jenkins); "Living and Learning in the Information…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Correspondence Schools, Distance Education, Educational Finance
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Smith, Sean J.; Smith, Steven B. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2002
This article describes an online resource, TrackStar, that helps organize and annotate Web sites (more specifically, the addresses or URLs to the Web sites) into lessons, presentations, or instructional resources. Each "track" provides a user with a list of Web-based resources that have been located, organized, and summarized. Examples of uses…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Miller, Darcy; Brown, Abbie; Robinson, LeAnne – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
This article describes Widgets, computer-based learning tools designed to meet the instructional need for computer-based flexible tools that can be used across ability levels. It discusses development of three Widgets for students with mild disabilities: a multiplication with sets Widget, a number sense Widget, and a dollars and cents Widget.…
Descriptors: Computation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
Kitao, Kenji – 2001
The Internet is a powerful tool for language teaching. Web-based student projects can motivate students to study English. A Web project is an assignment in which students make a Web page and post it online for other people to read or see. This type of project is good for promoting cultural awareness and improving students' writing and presentation…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
Wisconsin Univ. System, Madison. – 2001
This document contains 82 papers and 6 workshop presentations from a conference on distance teaching and learning. The following are among the papers included: "Examples and Tools for Building Web-Based Learning Experiences" (Steven A. Ackerman, Thomas Whittaker); "Online Testing in Distance Education" (Tricia Ahern);…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accounting, Adult Educators, Adult Students
November, Alan – 2001
This book explores the opportunities that technology provides to empower students to learn how to learn. Chapter 1 "Teaching and Learning the Structure of Information" covers information literacy, MAPping (Met-Web Information, Author, Purpose) the Internet, confusing technical mastery with critical thinking, and blocking versus access.…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Direction de l'education francaise. – 2001
The "Pratiques exemplaires en technologies de l'information et de la communication" series for francophone and immersion schools is an initiative of French Language Services Branch, in cooperation with the Stakeholder Technology Task Group of Alberta Learning. The series has a dual purpose: to provide information on aspects of…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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