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Trust, Torrey; Maloy, Robert W.; Edwards, Sharon – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
As higher education institutions seek to prepare an increasingly diverse population of students for a rapidly changing future, makerspaces offer a pedagogical approach for engaging all learners in active thinking and hands-on learning while promoting creativity, problem solving, and collaboration skills. In this paper, we discuss ways to integrate…
Descriptors: College Students, Shared Resources and Services, Majors (Students), Student Developed Materials
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Brown, Abbie – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2015
A report of a year-long study in which the author engaged in 3D printing activity in order to determine how to facilitate and support skill building, concept attainment, and increased confidence with its use among teachers. Use of 3D printing tools and their applications in instructional settings are discussed. A hierarchy of 3D printing…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Printing, Skill Development, Technology Uses in Education
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Pearman, Cathy J.; Chang, Ching-Wen – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2010
CD-ROM storybooks, often referred to as electronic texts, e-books, and interactive stories, are learning tools with supplemental features such as automatic reading of text, sound effects, word pronunciations, and graphic animations which support the development of reading skills and comprehension in beginning readers. Some CD-ROM storybooks also…
Descriptors: Cues, Beginning Reading, Decoding (Reading), Reading Skills
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Descy, Don E. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2007
According to the National Safety Council, 63 million computers became obsolete in 2005 alone, and it is estimated that the total number in storage in 2007 numbers upwards of 500 million computers (Earth 911, 2007). This article describes the steps that one should take before disposing of an obsolete computer. First and foremost, all personal…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Computers, Computer Security, Access to Information
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Kenny, James J. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2006
The personal computer--with its ability to store, sort, and retrieve large amounts of data, generate reports, and graphically present statistical information--is becoming an integral tool in the administration of the modern media center. The need to share and retrieve information beyond the immediate environment of the media center has always been…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Computers, Information Technology, Computer Peripherals
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Shi, Min; Goetze, Mary; Fern, Jay – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2006
"Global Voices in Song" is a CD-ROM series that provides singers or listeners in classrooms and choirs with the materials needed for effective oral transmission of choral music from sources outside the European art music tradition. It was developed by Dr. Mary Goetze, Professor of Music at Indiana University (IU) and Dr. Jay Fern from IU Academic…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, Music Education, Multicultural Education