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Chism, Soyini; Wilkins, Elizabeth A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
Discover how one program combines physical activity and digital modalities to empower students to take ownership for their learning and fitness. The authors provide advice and caveats for implementation.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Ownership, Physical Fitness, Student Responsibility
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Homol, Lindley – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
Many librarians struggle with how to balance scalable instructional offerings with more personalized instruction for online students--scale tends to come at the cost of personalization and vice versa. This paper will discuss three methods for connecting with online students that range from one-to-one personalization to widely scalable instruction:…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Library Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Seglem, Robyn; Bonner, Sarah – Middle School Journal, 2016
This article highlights an inquiry project in an eighth-grade ELA class in a rural middle school. Using the novel "Monster" by Walter Dean Myers, we encouraged students to form questions relating the text to the larger world. To begin the unit, students participated in three anchor activities over a three-week period. Students blogged…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Grade 9, Rural Schools, Middle School Students
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2016
The May 2012 State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) report, "The Broadband Imperative: Recommendations to Address K-12 Education Infrastructure Needs," pushed educators and policy makers nationwide to increase high-speed broadband access in schools, with specific recommendations regarding access, funding, and policies…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers
Roc, Martens – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2014
This report introduces connected learning, a promising educational approach supported by the MacArthur Foundation and the Digital Learning Media (DLM) initiative that schools and out-of-school sites are adopting to enhance student learning and outcomes by connecting their education to their interests. Connected learning uses digital media to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Interests, Learning Strategies, Cooperation
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Wong, Wylie – Community College Journal, 2014
In October 2013, nearly half of U.S. community colleges--46.2 percent-- said upgrading their campus networks is a "very important priority" within the next three years, according to The Campus Computing Project, a survey of 94 community colleges. More robust networks are needed to support a host of new wireless access points and the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Technology, Information Networks, Technology Uses in Education
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Supalo, Cary A.; Kennedy, Sean H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2014
Organic chemistry courses can present major obstacles to access for students with blindness or low vision (BLV). In recent years, efforts have been made to represent organic chemistry concepts in tactile forms for blind students. These methodologies are described in this manuscript. Further work being done at Illinois State University is also…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction, Blindness, Visual Impairments
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Soares, Andrey – Information Systems Education Journal, 2014
App Inventor has been used successfully to teach introduction to programming course for CS/IS/IT and Non-CS majors. Now, researchers are looking on how to include the tool in the curriculum of more advanced computing courses. This paper presents some Issues, Challenges and Opportunities observed while teaching courses on Mobile Application…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Programming, Computer Science Education, Information Systems
Ehrlich, Stacy B.; Sporte, Susan E.; Sebring, Penny Bender – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2013
Technology use is ubiquitous in America's colleges and most workplaces, and it is fast becoming accepted as fact that all students--elementary and high school--must be exposed to technology. Whether schools are doing this is an open question. A 2002 report by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR) revealed large…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Public Schools, Principals, School Culture
Perez, Lisa – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2013
Chicago Public Schools librarians have discovered that iPads engage students in developing their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills while expressing their creativity. Their librarians embarked on a year-long experiment with the mobile devices that inspired them to completely reinvent the way they teach. This article presents tips…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
Afterschool Alliance, 2013
The Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation are proud to celebrate a fifth round of the MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Awards. For the past five years, we have collaborated to highlight the work of quality afterschool programs that support children, families and communities across the nation. This compendium is a compilation of four…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Middle School Students, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
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McGrath, Beth; Sayres, Jason – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), ITEEA members will contribute to the development of a hybrid professional development program designed to facilitate the scale-up of an innovative underwater robotics curriculum. WaterBotics[TM] is an underwater robotics curriculum that targets students in middle and high school classrooms…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Robotics, Science Course Improvement Projects, Secondary School Curriculum
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2012
Years ago, as personal computers and other technological advancements began to find their way into classrooms and other educational settings, teachers and administrators sought ways to use new technology to benefit students. The potential for improving education was clear, but the limitations of the available education technology made it difficult…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Computers, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2012
The education system has changed dramatically over the years, but the basic process still involves teachers conveying information and insights to students. The tools and strategies that help teachers accomplish this goal have evolved, and schools are continually in search of the piece of equipment that will enable them to educate more students…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Influence of Technology, Educational Change, Internet
Guernsey, Lisa – Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2012
Touch-screen technologies, on-demand multimedia, and mobile devices are prompting a rethinking of education. In a world of increasing fiscal constraints, state leaders are under pressure to capitalize on these new technologies to improve productivity and help students excel. The task is daunting across the education spectrum, but for those in…
Descriptors: Young Children, School Districts, State Agencies, Educational Technology
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