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Bebell, Damian; Clarkson, Apryl; Burraston, James – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2014
Many parents, educators, and policy makers see great potential for leveraging tools like laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones in the classrooms of the world. Under budget constraints and shared access to equipment for students and teachers, the impacts have been irregular but hint at greater possibilities in 1:1 student computing settings.…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Educational Technology, Suburban Schools, Mixed Methods Research
Actuarial Foundation, 2013
"The Power of Probability" is a new math program aligned with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and Common Core State Standards, which gives students opportunities to practice their skills and knowledge of the mathematics of probability. Developed by The Actuarial Foundation, the program's lessons and worksheets motivate…
Descriptors: State Standards, Assignments, Probability, Teaching Guides
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Hsiao, Hsien-Sheng; Tsai, Chung-Chieh; Lin, Chien-Yu; Lin, Chih-Cheng – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
The rapid growth of Internet has resulted in the rise of WebQuest learning recently. Teachers encourage students to participate in the searching for knowledge on different topics. When using WebQuest, students' self-regulation is often the key to successful learning. Therefore, this study establishes a self-regulated learning system to assist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Self Management
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Chang, Cheng-Sian; Chen, Tzung-Shi; Hsu, Wei-Hsiang – Computers & Education, 2011
This study is to demonstrate the impact of different teaching strategies on the learning performance of environmental education using quantitative methods. Students learned about resource recycling and classification through an instructional website based on the teaching tool of WebQuest. There were 103 sixth-grade students participating in this…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Museums
Project Tomorrow, 2011
For the past eight years, the Speak Up National Research Project has endeavored to stimulate new discussions around these kinds of questions and to provide a context to help education, parent, policy and business leaders think beyond today and envision tomorrow. This report is the first in a two part series to document the key national findings…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Blended Learning, Educational Policy
Min-Hsiung, Chuang; Jeng-Fung, Hung; Quo-Cheng, Sung – Online Submission, 2011
This study aimed to probe into the influence of implementing Web-quest supported science writing instruction on students' science learning and science writing. The subjects were 34 students in one class of grade six in an elementary school in Taiwan. The students participated in the instruction, which lasted for eight weeks. Data collection…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Writing (Composition), Effect Size, Foreign Countries
LaFee, Scott – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
Students now routinely use computers to search the Internet, write reports, design presentations, crunch numbers, and make spreadsheets. The thing is, much of what they know and understand about computers and technology is most likely stuff they didn't learn in school. In this article, the author discusses how a San Diego school district is…
Descriptors: School Districts, Classrooms, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
White, David A. – Gifted Child Today, 2010
The author has been aware for some time that undergraduates typically turn to the Internet first to seek information and sources for any assignment that requires research. A few swift keystrokes and worlds of data appear on screen, ready for instant viewing. For youthful gifted students of today, accessing information on the Internet is as natural…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Critical Thinking, Internet, Higher Education
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Tarasiuk, Tracy J. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
Today's adolescent student is thriving in a world where information and communication technology (ICT) encourages literate practices. These practices, described and theorized by studies of the new literacies, are not encouraged or supported in most school settings where traditional notions of literacy still dominate. Students in grades 6-8 at a…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Media Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Internet
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Games, Ivan Alex – Learning, Media and Technology, 2010
This article presents the results of a three-year study of "Gamestar Mechanic" (www.gamestarmechanic.com), a flash-based multiplayer online role-playing game developed for the MacArthur Foundation's digital media learning initiative by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Gamelab in New York. The game's objective is to help children…
Descriptors: Design, Role Playing, Discourse Analysis, Thinking Skills
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Zawilinski, Lisa – Reading Teacher, 2009
This article describes instructional practices with blogs in elementary classrooms. Schools need to prepare students for the new literacies required when reading on the Internet; blogging is an easy way to begin. A theoretical rationale for blogging with elementary students is provided. Learning from the examples of successful blogs by elementary…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Reading Instruction
Chen, Hsin-Yuan – Online Submission, 2009
According to government reports, new Internet technologies present readers with new reading opportunities and challenges (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000; RAND Reading Study Group [RRSG], 2002). However, we are just beginning to understand the specific complexities that Internet text imposes on the reading…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Comprehension, Cues, Protocol Analysis
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Clariana, Roy – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2009
This quasi-experimental investigation considers the second year of implementation of wireless laptops (1:1 ratio) in three 6th grade mathematics classrooms in one school compared to non-laptop classrooms (5:1 ratio) in seven other schools in the district. Comprehensive mathematics software from CompassLearning delivered via the internet was…
Descriptors: State Standards, Mathematics Achievement, Computer Software, Effect Size
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Penuel, William R.; Gallagher, Lawrence P. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2009
This study compared the efficacy of 3 approaches to professional development in middle school Earth science organized around the principles of Understanding by Design (Wiggins & McTighe, 1998) in a sample of 53 teachers from a large urban district. Teachers were randomly assigned to a control group or to 1 of 3 conditions that varied with…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Earth Science, Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies