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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
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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
Branzburg, Jeffrey – Technology & Learning, 2007
Interactive whiteboards have made quite a splash in classrooms in recent years. When a computer image is projected on the whiteboard using an LCD projector, users can directly control the computer from the whiteboard. In some systems such as Smart and Mimio, the finger is used in place of a mouse to open and run programs or move windows around. In…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Visual Aids, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
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Waters, John K. – T.H.E. Journal, 2007
This article describes how the new generation of multifunction printers (MFP) couple diverse software with powerful hardware, bringing a multitude of options to educators. All of the major printer-scanner-copier makers have the education market in their crosshairs, but Lexmark's new Education Station targets K-12 with a unique combination of…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Conferences, Computer Software
Wormeli, Rick – Crystal Springs Books, 2006
In this compelling video series, popular presenter-educator Rick Wormeli examines the assessment practices that best support the differentiated classroom. He considers the role of assessment in designing differentiated lessons, the power of formative assessment, important considerations in tiering assessments, and the key components of strong…
Descriptors: Study Guides, Formative Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation
Strike, Kimberly T. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
This CD provides a thorough approach to the nuts and bolts of information that is needed by new faculty and staff. The disc allows administrators or personnel charged with the job of orientation of new staff, a quick and easy template that will provide a thorough orientation to a new building and or district.
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Orientation, Parochial Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
Branzburg, Jeffrey – Technology & Learning, 2006
A podcast is a method of distributing multimedia files, usually (but not limited to) audio in the MP3 format, over the Internet to subscribers. Anybody can be a subscriber--one only needs the proper software to receive the subscription. In this article, the author discusses how to create one's own podcast. Before creating the podcast, one needs a…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Software, Multimedia Materials, Computers
Washington Univ., Seattle. – 2001
This brief paper considers ways in which people with sensory impairments can benefit from the assistive technology available with computers. Assistive technology practitioners are urged not to focus on the disability, but on the individual's abilities and the tasks to be performed. Explanations of the major sensory disability areas precedes…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Accessibility (for Disabled), Adult Education, Assistive Technology
Washington Univ., Seattle. – 2000
This brief paper describes several computing tools that have been effectively used by individuals with mobility impairments. Emphasis is on tasks to be completed and how the individuals abilities (not disabilities), with possible assistance from technology, can be used to accomplish them. Preliminary information addresses the importance of…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Computer Interfaces, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Peripherals
Race, Phil; McDowell, Steve – 1996
This how-to manual is intended to ease the transition to the information technology age even for those teachers who have no previous knowledge or experience with computers. Written in a concise, numbered paragraph format, the text uses simple nontechnical language. The first chapter titled, "Getting Started with Computers," covers choosing and…
Descriptors: Computer Anxiety, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Peripherals
Frame, Charles – 1992
Personnel in the rehabilitation field have come to recognize the possibilities and implications of computers as assistive technology for disabled persons. This manual provides information on how to adapt the Unicorn Board, Touch Talker/Light Talker overlays, the Adaptive Firmware Card setup disk, and Trace-Transparent Access Module (T-TAM) to…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Childrens Art, Computer Assisted Instruction
Okinaka, Russell T. – 1993
A microprocessor constitutes the heart and soul of a personal computer. Indeed, the quality of a personal computer is determined largely by the type of microprocessor that is included within its circuitry. Since the microcomputer revolution began in the late 1970s, these special chips have gone through a series of improvements and modifications.…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Computer Software, Desktop Publishing, Elementary Secondary Education
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