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Thibaut, Patricia; Curwood, Jen Scott; Carvalho, Lucila; Simpson, Alyson – Learning, Media and Technology, 2015
With the introduction of digital tools and online connectivity in primary schools, the shape of teaching and learning is shifting beyond the physical classroom. Drawing on the architecture of productive learning networks framework, we examine the affordances and limitations of an upper primary learning network and focus on how the digital and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Cheon, Jongpil; Lee, Sangno; Smith, Walter; Song, Jaeki; Kim, Yongjin – Research in Science Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to use text mining analysis of early adolescents' online essays to determine their knowledge of global lunar patterns. Australian and American students in grades five to seven wrote about global lunar patterns they had discovered by sharing observations with each other via the Internet. These essays were analyzed for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Misconceptions, Essays, Astronomy
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Snyder, Ilana; Jevons, Colin; Henderson, Michael; Gabbott, Mark; Beale, Denise – English in Australia, 2011
While schools have taught media literacy for many years, new challenges are raised by the growth of digital media and the sophistication of marketing techniques aimed at children. In response to a moral panic over the dangers posed by new media, schools have focused on cyber-safety education to reduce the incidence of phenomena such as…
Descriptors: Children, Marketing, Media Literacy, Grade 6
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Davey, Sandy; Smith, Walter S.; Merrill, Chris – Technology Teacher, 2009
Educators can connect their students internationally in meaningful activities that address multiple teaching standards that are of concern to educators, parents, and the public worldwide. In this article, the authors describe a project wherein Australian Year 7 students made an "Edible Lunar Vehicle" (ELV) together with U.S. college…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Technological Literacy, Grade 6