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Getting, Sara; Swainey, Karin – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2012
Giving iPads to first graders is a leap of faith that many teachers are understandably hesitant to take, especially if their students need immediate reading intervention and school leaders want guaranteed results. This article discusses how the authors took on the challenge of improving elementary reading using iPads, found surprising success for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Lembke, Erica S.; McMaster, Kristen L.; Stecker, Pamela M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
The purpose of this article is to describe research-based reading intervention within a Response-to-Intervention (RTI) model, using prevention science as a context. First, RTI is defined and a rationale is provided for its use in improving the reading performance of all students, particularly those students identified as at risk for…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Reading Research, Prevention
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Muir, Gary M.; van der Linden, Gretchen J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2009
Students in large, lecture-based introductory psychology classes often do not have the benefit of experiential learning (EL) opportunities due to logistical constraints. To overcome this obstacle, we developed an EL project in which introductory psychology students in small groups present some aspect of the course material to local elementary…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Experiential Learning, Psychology, Introductory Courses