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Schifter, Catherine C.; Ketelhut, Diane Jass; Nelson, Brian C. – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
Technology offers many opportunities for educators to support teaching, learning and assessment. This paper introduces a project to design and implement a virtual environment (SAVE Science) intended to assess (not teach) middle school students' knowledge and use of scientific inquiry through two modules developed around curriculum taught in middle…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Virtual Classrooms, Developmental Stages, Content Analysis
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Brown, Dave F.; Canniff, Mary – Middle School Journal (J3), 2007
One of the most challenging daily experiences of teaching young adolescents is helping them transition from Piaget's concrete to the formal operational stage of cognitive development during the middle school years. Students who have reached formal operations can design and test hypotheses, engage in deductive reasoning, use flexible thinking,…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Curriculum Design, Cognitive Processes, Adolescent Development