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Trust, Torrey; Maloy, Robert W. – Computers in the Schools, 2017
The emergence of 3D printing has raised hopes and concerns about how it can be used effectively as an educational technology in school classrooms. This paper presents the results of a survey asking teachers from multiple grade levels and subject fields about the impact of 3D projects on student learning. Teachers were asked about the kinds of 3D…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Printing, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy
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Curcic, Svjetlana; Johnstone, Robin S. – Computers in the Schools, 2016
This study examined the effects of an intervention in writing with digital interactive books. To improve the writing skills of seventh- and eighth-grade students with a learning disability in reading, we conducted a quasi-experimental study in which the students read interactive digital books (i-books), took notes, wrote summaries, and acted as…
Descriptors: Intervention, Writing Skills, Learning Disabilities, Cartoons
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Elrod, Rachael – Education Libraries, 2016
Opportunities to utilize 3D printing in the K-12 classroom are growing every day. This paper describes the process of implementing a 3D printing service in the Education Library of The University of Florida, Gainesville, a large, doctoral-degree granting, research university. Included are examples of lesson plans featuring 3D printing, creation of…
Descriptors: Printing, Academic Libraries, Program Implementation, Computer Peripherals
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Cummins, M.; Estrada V.; Freeman, A.; Ludgate, H. – New Media Consortium, 2013
"The NMC Horizon Report" series is the most visible outcome of the New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Project, an ongoing research effort established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within education around the globe. This…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Technological Advancement
Finkelstein, David – School Business Affairs, 2013
Most school districts do not have an ID card policy that everyone knows and follows, yet. many school districts are implementing ID card programs to address concerns about safety, efficiency, and convenience. A well-thought-out ID card program leads to greater security and smoother operations throughout the school and should thus be a priority.…
Descriptors: Identification, School Security, Students, Teachers
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Kiriakidis, Peter – International Journal on E-Learning, 2012
How does Skype, as an online communication tool, contribute to school and district administrators' reported level of self-efficacy? A sample of n = 39 participants of which 22 were school administrators and 17 were district administrators was purposefully selected to use Skype in their offices with a webcam and microphone to communicate with other…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Self Efficacy, Video Technology, Computer Software
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Chai, Ching Sing; Wong, Lung-Hsiang; Sim, Seok Hwa; Deng, Feng – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2012
Computer-based writing is already a norm to a large extent in social communication for any major language around the world. From this perspective, it would be pedagogically sound for students to master the Chinese input system as early as possible. This poses some challenges to students in Singapore, most of which are learning Chinese as a second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing (Composition), Chinese, Writing Tests
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Alcoholado, C.; Nussbaum, M.; Tagle, A.; Gomez, F.; Denardin, F.; Susaeta, H.; Villalta, M.; Toyama, K. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2012
Single Display Groupware (SDG) allows multiple people in the same physical space to interact simultaneously over a single communal display through individual input devices that work on the same machine. The aim of this paper is to show how SDG can be used to improve the way resources are used in schools, allowing students to work simultaneously on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Computer Peripherals, Computer Software
Robins, Gill; Evans-Jones, Laura-Jane – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Charles Dickens is arguably the greatest storyteller in English Literature and his novels have been loved and respected for nearly two hundred years. As accurate reflections of Victorian society they are unparalleled. Vivid characters and realistic settings are created in the mind of the reader, all laced with Dickens inimitable humour, wit and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Literature, Classics (Literature), Web Sites
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
Cannon, Lynn; Kenworthy, Lauren; Alexander, Katie C.; Werner, Monica Adler; Anthony, Laura – Brookes Publishing Company, 2011
For students with autism spectrum disorders, problems with flexibility and goal-directed behavior can be a major obstacle to success in school and in life. But flexibility and goal-setting can be taught just like any other skill--and this how-to manual equips professionals with simple, real-world ways to help students with ASD develop this…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Cognitive Style, Autism, Special Education Teachers
Easton, Lois Brown – Corwin, 2011
If you are looking for an organic approach to purpose-driven professional learning, this is the book for you. Award-winning educator Lois Brown Easton's latest work provides a compelling case study in narrative form, a chronological PLC planning outline, and first-hand "lessons learned" about how PLCs develop, mature, and sustain themselves. You…
Descriptors: Discussion, Intentional Learning, Inservice Teacher Education, Guides
Wright, Robert J.; Ellemor-Collins, David; Tabor, Pamela D. – SAGE Publications (CA), 2011
This fourth book in the Mathematics Recovery series equips teachers with detailed pedagogical knowledge and resources for teaching number to 7 to 11-year olds. Drawing on extensive programs of research, curriculum development, and teacher development, the book offers a coherent, up-to-date approach emphasizing computational fluency and the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Intervention, Mental Computation, Special Education
Holtzman, Caren; Susholtz, Lynn – Stenhouse Publishers, 2011
When Caren Holtzman and Lynn Susholtz look around a classroom, they see "a veritable goldmine of mathematical investigations" involving number, measurement, size, shape, symmetry, ratio, and proportion. They also think of the ways great artists have employed these concepts in their depictions of objects and space--for example, Picasso's use of…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, Artists, Museums
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Evennett, Peter – School Science Review, 2011
Microscopes are especially useful for observing fine detail in biological specimens. However, there are many other small items that may be examined with microscopes, and it is important to introduce children to low-magnification images of items they can recognise before moving on to such large magnification that what they observe has no obvious…
Descriptors: Biology, Laboratory Equipment, Science Laboratories, Science Instruction
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