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Cook, Kristin; Bush, Sarah; Cox, Richard – Science and Children, 2017
Teaching STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in elementary school could be even more promising than teaching STEM. This is due to its ability to cross multiple subject areas and its appeal to multiple types of learners. Intentional integration of the arts in science and engineering lessons has the potential to more deeply…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Elementary School Students
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Royce, Christine Anne – Science and Children, 2017
This column includes activities inspired by children's literature. This month's issue shows that allowing students to use both photographs and information presented through technology helps them begin to construct an understanding of landforms and bodies of water and use models to describe these concepts. This months trade books are: (1) "Our…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Science, Science Activities
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Alsaif, Saleh; Edinger, Brandon; Kodathala, Teja; Korzaan, Melinda – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
Saudi Arabian Petrochemical Company (SAPCO), a petrochemicals manufacturer, has decided to make some major internal changes to gain increased market share and continue its success. It has been easy going for some time now, and business has been very good, but in order to take that next step, SAPCO needs to attain the Responsible Care…
Descriptors: Fuels, Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing Industry, Environmental Standards
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Bradds, Nathan; Hills, Emily; Masters, Kelly; Weiss, Kevin; Havelka, Douglas – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
Implementing and integrating an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system into an organization is an enormous undertaking that requires substantial cash outlays, time commitments, and skilled IT and business personnel. It requires careful and detailed planning, thorough testing and training, and a change management process that creates a…
Descriptors: Pharmaceutical Education, Program Implementation, Organizational Change, Manufacturing Industry
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Frydenberg, Mark – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
Connecting ordinary devices to the Internet is a defining characteristic of the Internet of Things. In this hands-on lab activity, students will connect a wireless doorbell to the Internet using a Raspberry Pi computer. By modifying and running a program on the Raspberry Pi to send an email or text message notifying a recipient that someone is at…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Harris, Ranida; Wedel, Thomas – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
This article presents a case scenario that may be used in system analysis and design, database management, and business analytics classes. The case document includes realistic, detailed information on the operations at the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). Examples of assignments for each class and suggested reading are presented. In each…
Descriptors: Systems Development, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Vignettes, Information Systems
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Pratt, Renée M. E.; Smatt, Cindi T.; Wynn, Donald E. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
This applied database exercise utilizes a scenario-based case study to teach the basics of Microsoft Access and database management in introduction to information systems and introduction to database course. The case includes background information on a start-up business (i.e., Carol's Travel Club), description of functional business requirements,…
Descriptors: Tourism, Database Management Systems, Database Design, Information Systems
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Batchelor, Katherine E. – Middle School Journal, 2017
The purpose of this article is to introduce text sets of picture books that address 10 ancient civilizations commonly taught in middle school and also offer instructional strategies that could be used for critical and multicultural literacy exploration. Beginning with discussion of the importance of picture books and text sets in the middle school…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Middle School Students, Reading Instruction, World History
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Concannon, James; Brown, Patrick L. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
The "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS) challenges science teachers to think beyond specific content standards when considering how to design and implement curriculum. This lesson, "Windmills by Design," is an insightful lesson in how science teachers can create and implement a cross-cutting lesson to teach the concepts…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Design, High School Students
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Frederick, J. Adam; Haines, Sarah; Romano, Christina; Takacs, Jacqueline – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
The eastern oyster, "Crassostrea virginica," is an ecologically and economically important species in Chesapeake Bay. Oysters are ecologically unique in the Chesapeake Bay because they build a structure known as a bar or reef by attaching to one another over a 45 long period of time. They have been coined the "Ecological Engineers…
Descriptors: Animals, Marine Education, Marine Biology, Anatomy
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O'Connor, Eileen A.; Domingo, Jelia – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
With the advent of open source virtual environments, the associated cost reductions, and the more flexible options, avatar-based virtual reality environments are within reach of educators. By using and repurposing readily available virtual environments, instructors can bring engaging, community-building, and immersive learning opportunities to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation
Tucker, Catlin R.; Wycoff, Tiffany; Green, Jason T. – Corwin, 2017
Blended learning has the power to reinvent education, but transitioning to a blended model is challenging. Blended learning requires a fundamentally new approach to learning as well as a new skillset for both teachers and school leaders. Loaded with research, examples, and resources, "Blended Learning in Action" demonstrates the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Lewis Chiu, Calli; Sayman, Donna; Carrero, Kelly M.; Gibbon, Thomas; Zolkoski, Staci M.; Lusk, Mandy E. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
An unfortunate, yet persistent, truth in U.S. public schools is the large achievement gap existing between children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their White, middle-class counterparts. The potential for cultural dissonance between contemporary teachers and their students necessitates that educators must persistently…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Achievement Gap
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Accardo, Amy L.; Kuder, S. Jay – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2017
Mr. Perez and Mrs. Peterson co-teach a ninth-grade algebra class. Perez and Peterson's class includes four students with individualized education programs (IEPs). In response to legislation, such as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act (2001) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2006), an increasing number of students…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Algebra
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Peters, Mackenzie; Scott, Catherine – Science and Children, 2017
Computers, laptops, interactive whiteboards, and iPads make regular appearances in our daily lessons, but are they being used to their fullest potential? In an effort to use technology with students in a meaningful way, the authors incorporated a free app and online graphing resource into a second-grade lesson on the characteristics of a lake…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Grade 2, Computer Software, Elementary School Students
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