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Adams, Krista; Feagin, Shannon – Science and Children, 2017
This article presents a lesson that was designed to explore the scientific descriptions of matter through both the intensive and extensive properties that students successfully added to their vocabulary. Students' examples demonstrated that there were places where their reasoning about matter faltered as related to how the material is the same…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Elementary School Science
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McQuirter Scott, Ruth; Meeussen, Nancy – Reading Teacher, 2017
Technology-enhanced classrooms offer dynamic possibilities for teachers and students. The teacher's role can shift from being an expert in control of the class to being a coach who challenges students to use technology to explore the world and share their findings in innovative ways. Such redefining of roles, however, involves risk and often…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Teacher Role, Risk
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Thorn, Courtney; Rye, James; Walls, Holly – Science and Children, 2017
Photography is a creative art that continues to advance through technological innovations. Smart phones have made photography a nearly daily occurance, and people have become quite accustomed to zooming in and taking photos. This article explains how elementary teachers can harness a much "bigger" technology application--GigaPan--to help…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Teaching Methods, Photography
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Ashbrook, Peggy – Science and Children, 2017
This column discusses resources and science topics related to students in grades preK to 2. This month's issue discusses how digital media and robotics fit into the early childhood curriculum, and how time on devices supports learning goals and developmentally appropriate practice.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Miller, Bridget; Martin, Christie – Science and Children, 2016
The idea of notebooking is not new in the science classroom. Since the mid-1970s, writing has been found to facilitate students' critical thinking and learning across a variety of content areas. For science educators, notebooks have become an essential tool for supporting students' scientific inquiry in and across concepts. Scientific notebooks…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Interactive Video, Handheld Devices
Lee, Joan – Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2016
Recognizing the growth of technology use in early learning settings, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services collaborated in the development of the "Early Learning and Educational Technology Policy Brief" to promote developmentally appropriate use of technology in homes and early learning…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Young Children
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Sen, Ülker – International Education Studies, 2016
The use of technology in the field of education makes the educational process more efficient and motivating. Technological tools are used for developing the communication skills of students and teachers in the learning process increasing the participation, supporting the peer, the realization of collaborative learning. The use of technology is…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Möller, Karla J. – Journal of Children's Literature, 2015
For over two decades, the field of children's literature has been incorporating more digital technologies into publication of and access to texts. From early computer and CD-ROM adaptations of print picturebooks to the extensive visual and aural interactivity of the newest literature apps, what and how children read has changed significantly in…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Computer Oriented Programs
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McGiboney, Colleen; Roberts, Scott L. – Social Studies, 2015
Because of the importance that geography plays in our understanding of economics, history, and politics, it has been argued that the subject should be taught to students beginning at the early elementary level, usually focusing on the family unit and local communities. However, when the proper technology tools and strategies are used, students at…
Descriptors: Geography, Kindergarten, Social Studies, Web Sites
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Hughes, Joan E.; Liu, Min; Resta, Paul – Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, 2015
In this chapter, we, the faculty from the Learning Technologies Program at The University of Texas at Austin, describe our research interests and share findings from our research conducted in past few years. Through multiple research projects examining various factors affecting technology use in K-16, we discuss the affordances of different…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Kindergarten
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Currie-Rubin, Rachel; Smith, Sean J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2014
Families choose to enroll their children in fully online schools for many reasons. Online schools offer the possibility of flexible schedules and the potential to learn at a pace and in a manner that is not available to students in their brick-and-mortar schools (Cavanaugh & Clark, 2007). Because online education can allow for individualized…
Descriptors: Family Role, Family Involvement, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Cobb, Whitney H.; Aiello, Monica Petty; Macdonald, Reeves; Asplund, Shari – Science and Children, 2014
The interdisciplinary unit described in this article utilizes "Art and the Cosmic Connection," a free program conceived of by artists Monica and Tyler Aiello and developed by the artists, scientists, and educators through NASA's Discovery and New Frontiers Programs, to inspire learners to explore mysterious worlds in our solar…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Art Activities, Concept Formation
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Lee, Mi Yeon – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2014
In the technology-rich twenty-first century, students are required to actively construct their knowledge and collaboratively engage in problem solving by using such skills as adaptability, communication, self-management, and systematic thinking. In accordance with this necessity, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, STEM Education, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
Attard, Catherine; Northcote, Maria – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2012
Continuing the series of articles on teaching mathematics with technology, this article furthers the authors' exploration of the use of a range of mobile technologies to enhance teachers' practices in the primary mathematics classroom. In Part 1 of this article, the authors explored the use of the iPod Touch and iPad. In Part 2, they explore…
Descriptors: Satellites (Aerospace), Mathematics Instruction, Primary Education, Information Technology
Attard, Catherine – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2012
In this article, the author explores the value of using simple robotics such as BeeBots and ProBots to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics in the primary classroom. Before making the decision to use such technologies, it is important that they be evaluated in terms of their affordances and constraints. In other words, teachers need to…
Descriptors: Robotics, Grade 4, Mathematics Achievement, Teaching Methods
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