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Herro, Danielle – Theory Into Practice, 2015
Because traditional schools struggle to effectively understand, implement, and sustain digital learning initiatives, innovating with digital media in classrooms is a difficult endeavor. Practitioners need examples to better understand conditions necessary to move forward with digital media and learning (DML) in schools. This article provides…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Zolkower, Betina A.; Rubel, Laurie H. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2015
"Low threshold, high ceiling" tasks are accessible to diverse learners; invite a wide range of approaches; and hold the potential to further challenge, strengthen, and extend everyone's mathematical reasoning. In this article, the authors present a family of Brick Pyramid problems as examples of "low threshold, high ceiling"…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation
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Hawkey, Kate; Thorne, Sally; Arkinstall, Philip; Bryant, Matthew; Rawlings, David; Kennett, Richard; Fletcher, Adele – Teaching History, 2015
In "Teaching History 157, Assessment Edition," a number of different teachers shared the ways in which their departments were approaching the assessment and reporting of students' progress in a "post-levels" world. This article adds to those examples, first by illustrating how teachers from different schools in the Bristol area…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Educational Assessment
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Anthony, Anika Ball; Patravanich, Supawaree – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2014
This case provides principal licensure candidates a strategic perspective on leading and managing educational technology initiatives. It presents issues related to vision setting, planning, implementation, organizational structure, and decision making. The case narrative is presented from the perspective of a principal, but it can also be used to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Decision Making
WestEd, 2014
Amargosa Valley School in Nevada could be considered representative of almost any preK-8 school that serves a large proportion of socioeconomically disadvantaged students and is focused on turning around persistently low achievement. Like other schools supported by federal School Improvement Grants, Amargosa is beginning to implement a reform plan…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Achievement
Kulo, Violet A.; Cates, Ward Mitchell – Educational Technology, 2013
Given that there is no universal way to measure implementation fidelity, instructional designers developing instructional innovations may find themselves faced with the challenge of determining the extent to which teachers' implementation of an instructional model is faithful. This article contends that a faithful implementation is one in…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Program Implementation, Instructional Innovation, Change Strategies
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Vesel, Judy; Robillard, Tara – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2013
State frameworks and national standards are explicit about the mathematics content that students must master at each grade level. Although the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the No Child Left Behind Act mandate that students who are deaf or hard of hearing and communicate in sign language have access to this content, evidence…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Dictionaries, Mathematics Instruction
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McGarry, Mary Ann; Straffon, Dan; Patterson, Chuck – Science Scope, 2012
The evolution of science is seldom about solitary individuals busy at work in labs making discoveries. This is especially true of the Earth sciences, where time-intensive fieldwork is usually required. Single scientists are rarely capable of amassing the requisite data sets to form grand, unifying theories. This is the case with the new airburst…
Descriptors: Climate, Evidence, Action Research, Earth Science
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Suurtam, Christine – Mathematics Teacher, 2012
"Reasoning and sense making should occur in every classroom every day," states "Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making" (NCTM 2009, p. 5). As this book suggests, reasoning can take many forms, including explorations and conjectures as well as explanations and justifications of student thinking. Sense making, on the other…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Grade 7, Mathematics Teachers, Thinking Skills
Thompson, Quentin – Mathematics Teaching, 2011
The March issue of "Mathematics Teaching" included an article by Alice Onion about Bowland Maths, focussing on the nature and use of the Professional Development modules that the Bowland Trust has developed--there are now seven such CPD modules on the Bowland website. The article also mentioned that the Bowland Trust had recently…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Mathematics Education, Professional Development, Mathematics Teachers
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Tirri, Kirsi – Roeper Review, 2011
In this article the current empirical research on morality and giftedness is reviewed with an emphasis on moral sensitivity. The component of moral judgment has been the most studied aspect in morality. Although high-ability students have been shown to be superior in moral judgment when compared to average-ability students, morality includes other…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Test Results, Academically Gifted, Moral Values
EdSource, 2010
This appendix accompanies "Gaining Ground in the Middle Grades: Why Some Schools Do Better. A Large-Scale Study of Middle Grades Practices and Student Outcomes. Initial Research Report." This appendix focuses on the findings and domain comparisons of the study. This appendix contains the following: (1) Decision Rules; (2) Full Set of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Surveys, Middle Schools, Grade 6
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Goodman, Steven – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2010
This case study examines the learning, identity and language development experienced by "overage" 8th-grade students who have been left behind two or more years in their New York City middle school and are participating in an extended-day video documentary program. The students practise a range of literacy skills naturally embedded in…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Case Studies
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Mohan, Lindsey; Lundeberg, Mary A.; Reffitt, Kelly – Educational Psychologist, 2008
Much of Michael Pressley's work during the past decade focused on the nature of highly effective, engaging literacy instruction. Michael Pressley believed that studying effective teachers and schools had the potential to influence more engaging and effective teaching, especially in underresourced schools. First, we describe the grounded…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Research, Reading Instruction
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Halleck, Gene B. – Simulation & Gaming, 2008
This article introduces a simulation on bullying that consists of five phases. In the briefing phase, the participants answer a questionnaire about bullying. After they complete the questionnaire, they move on to read simulated news articles (the second phase). Once they finish reading the articles, the participants take part in a talk show. This…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Bullying, Measures (Individuals), Workshops
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