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Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2017
This document is an outgrowth of the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP). The NETP presents a shared vision and call to action for transformational learning enabled by technology at all levels of our education system. This Higher Education Supplement to the 2016 NETP builds on the principles described in each of the NETP's five…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning
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Phillips, Amber; Rodenbeck, Myshel; Clegg, Bethany – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2014
Physical education teachers have been encouraged to use technology in their classes to enhance student motivation and learning. The purpose of this article is to share iOS applications (apps) that K-12 physical education teachers and students have found useful.
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
US Department of Education, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) wishes to remind states, districts, schools, students, staff, families, and guardians as well as communities about the importance of: (1) addressing the prevention of infectious disease in schools, including the seasonal flu, viral meningitis, enterovirus, and Ebola; and (2) ensuring the continuity of teaching…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Communicable Diseases, Attendance, Diseases
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Adler, Jacob J.; Judd, Mariah V.; Bringman, Lauren R.; Wells, Clark D.; Marrs, Kathleen A. – American Biology Teacher, 2013
We developed an interactive laboratory that allows students to identify and grade tissue samples from human breast biopsies, using techniques similar to those used by actual pathologists. This unique lab develops a practical and intellectual understanding of basic tissue structures that make up living systems, utilizing technology to bring…
Descriptors: Pathology, Science Instruction, Cancer, Laboratory Experiments
Ball, Stephen J. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Do private and philanthropic solutions to the problems of education signal the end of state education in its "welfare" form? Education policy is being reformed and re-worked on a global scale. Policies are flowing and converging to produce a singular vision of "best practice" based on the methods and tenets of the "neo-liberal imaginary".…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Global Education, Educational Finance, Network Analysis
Fitch, Brian D., Ed.; Normore, Anthony H., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
Education-Based Incarceration and Recidivism: The Ultimate Social Justice Crime Fighting Tool takes a penetrating look at the needs and challenges of society's disenfranchised jail populations. It is incumbent to encourage public awareness of the causes that underlie the destructive cycles plaguing these populations, including the abuse and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Needs, Recidivism, Institutionalized Persons
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Winkel, Brian – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2012
We present background and an activity meant to show both instructors and students that mere button pushing with technology is insufficient for success, but that additional thought and preparation will permit the technology to serve as an excellent tool in the understanding and learning of mathematics. (Contains 5 figures.)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
Jonassen, David, Ed.; Land, Susan, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
"Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments" provides students, faculty, and instructional designers with a clear, concise introduction to the major pedagogical and psychological theories and their implications for the design of new learning environments for schools, universities, or corporations. Leading experts describe the most…
Descriptors: Expertise, Communities of Practice, Constructivism (Learning), Instructional Design
Cipani, Ennio – Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd, 2011
Challenging behaviors and poor student performance are often attributed to many of society's ills. As a result of the presence of such factors in some students' lives, changing these students' behavior in the classroom is seen as futile unless one can change their nonschool environment. To facilitate the reader's capability to develop intervention…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Test Items, Student Behavior, Intervention
Moore, Kenneth D.; Hansen, Jacqueline – SAGE Publications (CA), 2011
Featuring a wealth of reflection activities and connections to standards, this concise, easy-to-read teaching methods text equips students with the content knowledge and skills they need to become effective K-8 teachers. The book maximizes instructional flexibility, reflects current educational issues, highlights recent research, and models best…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Educational Technology, Individualized Instruction, Special Needs Students
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Martineau, Eric; Boisvert, Louise – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
Wikipedia represents a revolution in the way knowledge is communicated and a potential threat to traditional encyclopedias. Wikipedia is widely used as a reference in academic assignments. Unfortunately, for the neophyte, it may be hard to assess the completeness and the accuracy of a contribution to Wikipedia. In this article, we describe an…
Descriptors: Encyclopedias, Web Sites, College Science, Critical Thinking
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Kingsley, Karla V.; Brinkerhoff, Jonathan – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2011
Student-centered instruction incorporating authentic assessments can provide an alternative instructional model. Student-centered instruction generally requires learners to take on alternate roles such as that of historian, advocate or op-ed writer in order to complete a project. It is often both collaborative and constructivist in nature. In…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Secondary Education, Performance Based Assessment, Program Effectiveness
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Hodges, Thomas E.; Conner, Elizabeth – Mathematics Teacher, 2011
Integrating technology into the mathematics classroom means more than just new teaching tools--it is an opportunity to redefine what it means to teach and learn mathematics. Yet deciding when a particular form of technology may be appropriate for a specific mathematics topic can be difficult. Such decisions center on what is commonly being…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Learner Engagement, Educational Technology, Mathematics Teachers
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France, Derek; Wakefield, Kelly – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2011
Modern day students are said to hold a toolbox of technical knowledge, which can assist them with their undergraduate studies. The "net generation" is more technologically capable than ever before and crave interactivity and image-rich environments, which has created a need for higher education institutions to diversify assessment…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Higher Education, Field Studies, Geography Instruction
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Ferrara, Victoria M. – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2010
Portfolio assessment is a valid and reliable method to assess experiential learning. Developing a fully online portfolio assessment program is neither easy nor inexpensive. The institution seeking to take its portfolio assessment program online must make a commitment to its students by offering the technologies most suited to meet students' needs.…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Experiential Learning, Program Effectiveness
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