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Seufferheld, Manfredo J.; Scagnoli, Norma I. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2011
The last decade has seen a great variety in the ways in which instructors have incorporated the World Wide Web into their traditional classroom courses; however, this combination has not always translated into changes or improvements in teaching and learning. The real challenge has proved to be not the addition of web resources to the traditional…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Science Curriculum
Redekopp, Reynold; Bourbonniere, Elizabeth – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2009
All teachers know them--the students who sit in the back of the room and never make a peep. If prodded, they may reluctantly offer a comment or opinion, but they are so obviously uncomfortable about participating that a teacher may wonder if it is even worth trying to engage them. Are they unprepared or just shy? Do they lack ideas or merely need…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Class Activities, Electronic Publishing, Student Attitudes
Warlick, David – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2009
Personal learning networks (PLNs) are not new. People have long relied on their families, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances to supplement their knowledge about the world. But the times are changing. Information and communication technologies (ICT), including an ever-growing repertoire of open source applications, have freed content from the…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education
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Hou, Huei-Tse; Chang, Kuo-En; Sung, Yao-Ting – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
The coming era of Web 2.0 focuses on users' active online participation and interaction. Among such interactive media, the blog is one representative tool of online knowledge construction. The purpose of this study is to explore the behavioral patterns and the depth of knowledge construction when using blogs for teachers' professional development.…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Interaction, Content Analysis, Professional Development
Ikpeze, Chinwe H. – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2009
Working to transform his classroom, fifth grade teacher John Blain of Buffalo (New York) public schools infused technology into his literature lessons by adding an online literature discussion to his more traditional classroom discussion. Students were assigned to read Kate DiCamillo's books "Because of Winn-Dixie" and "The Tiger…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Grade 5, Discussion (Teaching Technique)